The announcement from Toyota was short and did not contain any hint of the detail of the redesign of the Tundra.
Blog sites have speculated for some months now that the truck was being redesigned and would make its appearance at the Chicago Auto Show.
The general consensus of the bloggers and auto journalists has been to expect the redesign to be focused on the interior of the truck upgrading the features and functional elements (including technology) of the interior to bring the Tundra to a level of comfort and convenience comparable to the competition.
The possible disappointment with the new 2014 Tundra may be in the power train which the street buzz says will continue to be the venerable 4.0-liter V-6 and the two V-8 engines which deliver good power for haul and tow capacity (remember the 2013 Tundra towing the space shuttle Endeavour), but are not fuel efficient performers when compared to competitor trucks.
Unless some more detail leaks out, we will have to wait to the reveal to know the details for sure.
The reveal of the new 2014 Toyota Tundra will be broadcast via Livestream at 9 a.m. CST, Feb. 7 from the Chicago Auto Show.
At any level of redesign, the introduction of a new Tundra pickup for 2014 will make the competition for the light duty pickup truck very interesting through 2013 and into 2014.
Ram brand, with their all new 2013 Ram 1500 series trucks has run off with every major award for new trucks in the last 12 months including the Motor Trend Truck of the Year and The North American Truck of the Year at the Detroit Auto Show.
Now add to the mix a new 2014 Toyota Tundra and the truck wars just got really interesting.