2014 Toyota Tundra Rumored for Chicago Auto Show Debut - TundraTalk.net - Toyota Tundra Discussion Forum
User Tag List

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 12:46 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 105 Times in 43 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
2014 Toyota Tundra Rumored for Chicago Auto Show Debut



Quote:
Toyota’s first foray into the full-size half-ton truck market was unveiled in 2007 in Chicago, and now AutoGuide has learned that Toyota will likely reveal its all-new Tundra during the upcoming 2013 Chicago Auto Show.

The Tundra has seen lackluster sales, even though when it first debuted it had all the right power and towing numbers to compete with the big three. The main issue with the truck was not design, but that it wore an un-American badge few truck buyers were interested in.

Not much is known about the new Tundra as Toyota is staying very tight lipped, but it will have to be a radical departure from the current design. The new truck will probably be more angular, emulating what the other players have been doing with their trucks lately.
For more on the 2014 Tundra Debut, visit AutoGuide.com
AutoGuide.com is offline  
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to AutoGuide.com For This Useful Post:
BigBlueAZ (01-25-2013), dikkie (11-12-2012), JOSH 5.7 (11-30-2012), Kong (11-12-2012), Lenny (11-13-2012), Mr. Creosote (11-12-2012)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 12:22 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 11
Thanks: 1
Thanked 9 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have not been to the Chicago auto show in a few years. This will give me a good reason to go this year.
WhaThe is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to WhaThe For This Useful Post:
BigBlueAZ (01-25-2013), dikkie (11-20-2012), Mr. Creosote (11-18-2012)
#3 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 11:00 PM
Senior Member
 
brockeverly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 722
Thanks: 396
Thanked 564 Times in 342 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Fuel efficiency is one of the Tundra’s biggest weaknesses, and for 2014 we can expect the truck to improve immensely in this area. How it will be done is not clear, but some options on the table for Toyota are introducing a hybrid system, weight savings, direct-injection and even the possibility of introducing a small diesel engine.
I hope this happens on one hand, on the other I hope it doesn't. I would hate to trade in a brand new truck....

2012 Crewmax / TRD Off-Road / 4x4 / 5.7 / 18x9 Level 8 Guardians / 295-70 Trail Grapplers / OME 614 / Toytec AAL / CB +2
Daystar Airbag Cradle / Light Racing UCA / Airlift 5000 / AFE XPB / AFE Stage II / 5% Tint / Transferflow 46gal / Jayco 19H in Tow
AZTC13 BIGRIG63
brockeverly is offline  
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to brockeverly For This Useful Post:
Bad Dad's Camrys (11-18-2012), BigBlueAZ (01-25-2013), dikkie (11-20-2012), Mr. Creosote (11-18-2012)
#4 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 11:07 PM
Banned
Premium Member
 
Bad Dad's Camrys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: in the spiral...
Posts: 21,288
Thanks: 17,937
Thanked 35,828 Times in 15,365 Posts
Mentioned: 26 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 527 Post(s)
Diesel would be great, although I have no need for one.

Here's a caveat...can the thing be tuned?

I know nothing about diesels, but from what I read and hear, they are brought to their full potential with a tune. Since Toyotas can't be tuned, where does that leave us? At the back of the pack?

Sure, a diesel in a Tundra would get some buyers, but with the inability to tune it, you won't get the full boat.
Bad Dad's Camrys is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Bad Dad's Camrys For This Useful Post:
BigBlueAZ (01-25-2013), dikkie (11-20-2012), Mr. Creosote (11-18-2012)
#5 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 08:58 PM
"The Closer"
Premium Member
 
dikkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ridderkerk, The Netherlands
Posts: 10,459
Thanks: 156,589
Thanked 29,714 Times in 9,150 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bad Dad's Tundra View Post
Diesel would be great, although I have no need for one.

Here's a caveat...can the thing be tuned?

I know nothing about diesels, but from what I read and hear, they are brought to their full potential with a tune. Since Toyotas can't be tuned, where does that leave us? At the back of the pack?

Sure, a diesel in a Tundra would get some buyers, but with the inability to tune it, you won't get the full boat.

sam, toyota's can be tuned, at least the diesels... my LJ120 3.0 D4D diesel Landcruiser was tuned and it was both faster and more fuel efficient..!!

check this link >>> Diesel Tuning Chip for Toyota Land Cruiser 3.0 D-4D 190PS / 140kW / 187bhp

dikkie

5.7 4WD '08 cm ltd, b.u.cam, sonar parking sensors, puddle lights + signal in mirrors, 20" alloy, 305/50 Toyo tires, SSSB, moonroof, leather interior, hood protector, 3M vent visors, jason cap, stubby antenna, full map nav., dvd + wireless headsets, TRD dual exhausts, TRD rear sway bar, propane conversion, 60.75 gallon tanks, tow/haul package, CW-package...


http://www.facebook.com/Tundranl.nl
NOVEMBER 2012 TRUCK OF THE MONTH CONTEST WINNER.!!
RYRWDBTTBYCDI # 69
BTCM # 79
TWACCM # 30
dikkie is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to dikkie For This Useful Post:
BigBlueAZ (01-25-2013), Mr. Creosote (11-20-2012)
#6 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 09:21 PM
Senior Member
Premium Member
 
jbroas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,637
Thanks: 2,580
Thanked 3,311 Times in 1,421 Posts
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
Chicago Auto show starts around Feb 8.. SO Finally.. in less than 3 months we will finally know what the "secret" Gen3 Tundra will be all about! I have a feeling because of the new CAFE laws, there will be a V6 "ecoboost type" DGI w/ 8 speed auto?.. I think our current 5.7L might be the baddest-azz engine they would ever make...
jbroas is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to jbroas For This Useful Post:
BigBlueAZ (01-25-2013), dikkie (11-21-2012), Mr. Creosote (11-20-2012)
#7 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 07:59 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 61
Thanks: 43
Thanked 94 Times in 56 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Spoke to a Rep in Irvine this year, his words were.. More traditional styling, redone better interior, possible HD/Diesel varients, diesel was in plan and using a different company so Hino will most likely not make a diesel for it. American made. Very hush hush about it, but dont work there and dont care lol
GeoThundra is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to GeoThundra For This Useful Post:
BigBlueAZ (01-25-2013), dikkie (11-27-2012), Mr. Creosote (11-27-2012)
#8 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 01:28 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ft Benning
Posts: 595
Thanks: 218
Thanked 545 Times in 319 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
I'll say this...if they do have a 2014 Tundra Diesel, I'll wait maybe 6 months after they sell to see if any issues with the new releases go, and if it's not too bad, I'll trade my Tundra in a heart beat.

2014 Magnetic Gray Crewmax 4x4

2011 Tundra Double Cab Black...gone but not forgotten
AbsolutGT is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to AbsolutGT For This Useful Post:
BigBlueAZ (01-25-2013), dikkie (11-28-2012), Mr. Creosote (11-28-2012)
#9 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 03:01 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 236
Thanks: 308
Thanked 146 Times in 100 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by AbsolutGT View Post
I'll say this...if they do have a 2014 Tundra Diesel, I'll wait maybe 6 months after they sell to see if any issues with the new releases go, and if it's not too bad, I'll trade my Tundra in a heart beat.
I'm in the same boat. If they come out with a diesel Tundra, I would trade mine in to get one but only after a couple months. I've also been tossing the idea of trading mine in now to go newer for a couple weeks so hopefully that diesel comes out sooner than 2014.
E_burns88 is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to E_burns88 For This Useful Post:
BigBlueAZ (01-25-2013), dikkie (11-28-2012), Mr. Creosote (11-28-2012)
#10 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 03:41 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 115
Thanks: 2
Thanked 22 Times in 13 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I hope they put more power in the ac system and dont make the crewmax rear interior smaller. Best part of the crewmax is that it is like a limo in the rear seat area.
Darrin NC is offline  
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Darrin NC For This Useful Post:
acejack (11-29-2012), BigBlueAZ (01-25-2013), dikkie (11-28-2012), Mr. Creosote (11-28-2012)
#11 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 05:03 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 108
Thanks: 47
Thanked 63 Times in 38 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Not only did I hear or read that the 2014 Tundra will have more "traditional" truck styling Toyota is supposed changed the frame. I probably wait and see how it looks and whether they do increase the MPG before trading up.
r8der is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to r8der For This Useful Post:
BigBlueAZ (01-25-2013), dikkie (11-28-2012), Mr. Creosote (11-28-2012)
#12 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 07:36 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 61
Thanks: 43
Thanked 94 Times in 56 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by r8der View Post
Not only did I hear or read that the 2014 Tundra will have more "traditional" truck styling Toyota is supposed changed the frame. I probably wait and see how it looks and whether they do increase the MPG before trading up.
Yeah I also forgot to add, full boxed frame or heavier duty TripleFlex Frame both were in plans.. Too many complaints on our current frames but all about ride not much about load worries or durability. The new tundra should be interesting, hopefully they do a Crewmax with a 6-6.5' Bed, have Dually and 8 Lug options if they wanna stay competitive.

IMO there should be:
5.7l Should be Direct Injection
Actual Locking Diff Avail Front and Rear
Keep Single Cab Option for 5.7
Bigger Crewmax Bed
Dually/8lug
Nicer interior and better seats
DIESEL
GeoThundra is offline  
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to GeoThundra For This Useful Post:
BigBlueAZ (01-25-2013), brycejaq (12-13-2012), dikkie (11-29-2012), Kong (11-28-2012), Mr. Creosote (11-28-2012), r8der (01-06-2013), sanchez (12-22-2012)
#13 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 09:36 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 48
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by GeoThundra View Post
Yeah I also forgot to add, full boxed frame or heavier duty TripleFlex Frame both were in plans.. Too many complaints on our current frames but all about ride not much about load worries or durability. The new tundra should be interesting, hopefully they do a Crewmax with a 6-6.5' Bed, have Dually and 8 Lug options if they wanna stay competitive.

IMO there should be:
5.7l Should be Direct Injection
Actual Locking Diff Avail Front and Rear
Keep Single Cab Option for 5.7
Bigger Crewmax Bed
Dually/8lug
Nicer interior and better seats
DIESEL
Amen to all of that.
bzboy is offline  
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to bzboy For This Useful Post:
BigBlueAZ (01-25-2013), dikkie (11-29-2012), GeoThundra (11-29-2012), Mr. Creosote (11-29-2012)
#14 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 10:59 PM
"Seahawks Hater"
Premium Member
 
tundrakountry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Racist Wasteland
Posts: 3,641
Thanks: 2,569
Thanked 4,667 Times in 2,250 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
With all the goodies u guys are talking about-ur looking at a 60-70k truck
tundrakountry is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to tundrakountry For This Useful Post:
BigBlueAZ (01-25-2013), dikkie (11-29-2012), Mr. Creosote (11-29-2012)
#15 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 02:19 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 61
Thanks: 43
Thanked 94 Times in 56 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by tundrakountry View Post
With all the goodies u guys are talking about-ur looking at a 60-70k truck
True, but again people will buy em if it is competitive, hopefully undercuts the price of the Big 3 which all diesels are fantastic powertrains currently! Ford 6.7l, Duramax 6.6, and the Cummins... can never go wrong with any of them.
GeoThundra is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to GeoThundra For This Useful Post:
BigBlueAZ (01-25-2013), dikkie (11-29-2012), Mr. Creosote (11-29-2012)
Closed Thread

  TundraTalk.net - Toyota Tundra Discussion Forum > Toyota Tundra News & Polls > Toyota Tundra News


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome