Toyota has unveiled the 2014 Tundra at the Chicago Auto Show.
Described as completely redesigned "inside and out," the model has an evolutionary appearance which clearly echoes its predecessor. Despite this, the truck has been equipped with a chrome grille, squared-off fenders and a new tailgate with an integrated spoiler. There's also three-piece bumpers and restyled 18- and 20-inch alloy wheels.
In order to satisfy a diverse clientele, Toyota will offer five different variants: the SR, SR5, Limited, Platinum and 1794 Edition. The latter model will battle the Ford F-150 King Ranch and features saddle brown leather seats, GPS navigation and a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Inside, the cabin has a new instrument panel, improved seats and optimized controls. Other niceties include metallic accents, a 3.5-inch multi-information display and an optional 12-speaker JBL audio system.
Under the hood, three different engines are available including:
- A 4.0-liter V6 that develops 270 bhp (201 kW) and 278 lb-ft (376 Nm) of torque
- A 4.6-liter V8 that develops 310 bhp (231 kW) and 327 lb-ft (443 Nm) of torque
- A 5.7-liter V8 that develops 381 bhp (284 kW) and 401 lb-ft (543 Nm) of torque
Depending on which engine is selected, the truck is equipped with a five-speed or six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2014 Tundra will arrive as U.S. dealerships this September and pricing will be announced closer to launch.