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2014 Tundra Pops Up in Chicago

Toyota has pulled back the curtains on its refreshed 2014 Tundra.

Given that it's touted as a truck show it would be remiss of us to not include at least one truck related reveal from the Chicago Motor Show, and the model that's grabbing the most headlines is the refreshed Toyota Tundra. Receiving its most comprehensive facelift since its launch in 2007, the underpinnings have largely remained unchanged with the majority of the changes made to the fullsize ute's cosmetics - its chiseled, larger front fascia being the most striking revision for 2014.

The chrome grille has grown taller, and the front lower bumpers now sport a three-piece design (repeated at the rear). The fenders and wheels wells have been squared-off that affords the Tundra a wider stance, while Toyota has completely redesigned the bed and tailgate with an integrated spoiler and "Tundra" stamped on the sheet metal. Inside, buyers will find an all-new cabin with new seats and an all-new instrument panel and a center-mounted multi-information display screen. With the Limited, Platinum and new "1794" trims, the interior is kitted out in various quantities, types and colors of leather, and come with all-new 20-inch alloys as opposed to the SR and SR5 grades' 18-inch steel wheels.

A back-up camera comes as standard, with top trims getting segment-first Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The engine lineup carries over from the existing models, starting with the base 270-hp 4.0-liter V6 mated to a five-speed automatic, and two V8s - a 310hp 4.6-liter and 381hp 5.7-liter - mated to six-speed autos. The refreshed 2014 Tundra will hit Toyota dealerships in September.

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