The 2014 Toyota Tundra
Can efficiency and over elaborate truck commercials coexist for the 2014 Toyota Tundra?
When the second generation Tundra was introduced they did in a way that left some confused and others salivating. The reason being is that I myself would never tow a trailer up a spiral metal ramp that breaths fire on my truck. It looked as though their advertising worked as the Tundra was a success for Toyota. Sure it didn’t have the following of Chevy or Ford but to still get nearly 200,000 Tundra’s on the road for the 2007 is pretty damn impressive. Toyota wasn’t happy with the sales figures though especially after 2007 when they started to sputter off but $#!T dude, everything was getting hammered after 2007. The Indian Tundra plant can produce 130,000 Tundra’s annually and so Toyota wants to hit over that every single year. For the 2014 Tundra it seems that we won’t see much in terms of change of exterior dimensions which means one thing – efficiency – a.k.a. Diesel!!! Yep there are doubters but we watched as Toyota planned a clean burning diesel version in 2008 but got scrapped. Well now it’s time to give Americans an oil burner. Why, because diesel is making more and more sense. How great would a 30 mpg Tundra be that could pull your mother-in-law’s stupid above ground pool through her house with the slightest of ease. Plus you could run the truck off of French Fry oil or the grease drippings from your mother-in-law’s lazy-boy.
Toyota Tundra Hybrid makes running over Prius’s more earth friendly
As for the Tundra main sellers (V8’s) we expect to see multi-port and direct injection making its way into the Tundra 2014 as well as VVT and valve lift. There is always the possibility for Toyota to start making sacrifices to save a drop such as an electric-power steering and stop-start feature although it is unclear at the moment. How about an 8-speed? It seems that 8-speeds are becoming commonplace and Toyota/Lexus was the first to deliver an 8-speed to the masses with the LS so don’t rule that out. Word is also running amuck about a hybrid version and this looks to be a possibility. There still seems to be some unclaimed battery packs coming from Toyota’s Tech buddies over at Tesla who are delivering the Toyota Rav4 EV packs. So we might see something being placed in the Tundra as Wantanabe has mentioned it before. People also want to know if there will be a turbo-six cylinder to compete with the popular Ford Ego-boost. This is up in the air because we just don’t know all-though they already have the supercharger on hand. If it were I as the engineer then God help us, but otherwise I would stick the bulletproof 2JZ steel block in with a direct injected and valve lift cylinder head and place two twin scroll turbo chargers on it and crank it to 11 making a 2014 Toyota Tundra Turbo TRD.
Toyota Tundra MPG’s for 2014
We know that Toyota Tundra 2014 will step up its game and I am sure one thing we will see is a loss in weight. It seems the Tundra will go on a diet and possibly get a redesigned frame and suspension reconfiguration that lessens bed hop and rust. Plus we should see a massive change in interior design although I liked the current design. Why? Because it’s a F%*KING truck not a luxury car. It’s for work so stop your whining!