The fullsize pickup market is dominated by trucks from Ford, General Motors and Ram, but this segment could get some hefty competition in coming years. We've already reported that Nissan is planning a redesign of its Titan truck for 2015, and now Toyota has announced that it will be revealing the 2014 Tundra next month at the Chicago Auto Show.

In the brief press release posted below, Toyota says that the 2014 Tundra will be "redesigned," but it's unclear as to whether this means we'll be seeing an all-new truck or just an extensive refresh. The current Tundra design has been around since 2007 and sales are hardly worrisome to the Big Three, so a new design would be a logical guess.

In any case, we only have to wait a couple more weeks for the new Tundra to debut on February 7, and we'll be on hand to bring you plenty of live coverage from the show.
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Redesigned 2014 Toyota Tundra Full-Size Pickup Truck to Make World Debut at 2013 Chicago Auto Show

TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 24, 2013 - Toyota will stage the world debut of the new 2014 Tundra full-size pickup truck at a press conference at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.

The press conference will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 9:00 a.m. (CST) in the Grand Ballroom at McCormick Place.

The reveal of the redesigned Tundra will be broadcast live via Livestream at: http://new.livestream.com/toyota.


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      clevermailname
      • 2 Years Ago
      In Toyota language, a "redesign" is a refesh of an existing product, not an all-new offering. More than once, they've slapped a new grill and taillights on a model declared it a redesign in the advertisements.
      Jesus!
      • 2 Years Ago
      You know what really amuses me. Here in Texas we have these ridiculous commercials where they show people working at the Toyota plant in SA and they are all proud and shouting Toyota trucks. So if Texas is sooo important to Toyota and they really care as they seem to promote then why not debut it in the heart of truck country here in Texas? I will be at the Houston Auto Show tomorrow and am hoping the Ford Atlas has made it!
        ed_rc
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jesus!
        Because journalists don\'t go to the Houston Auto Show.
          Jesus!
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ed_rc
          They debuted the resesigned Expedition back in 2003 at the Houston Auto Show. We buy more trucks than anyone else so why not. And journalists are there, I personally went with a friend last yr who was part of the press.
      carfan
      • 2 Years Ago
      hey lookie the new toyota TURDRA!!! new to a newborn, same old $hit for the ones who saw this krap 9 years ago!!!
      jtav2002
      • 2 Years Ago
      So this is debuting next month yet we haven't seen any spy shots (at least that I can recall).
      • 2 Years Ago
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        Skylar Ross Toups
        • 2 Years Ago
        I find your post ignorant. Both my father and bother in law drive Tundra's and have had multiple generations. They don't use is as a truck often but when they need to haul or tow something the Tundra is fully capable. The interior in terms of fit and finish needs help but the truck is a solid product.
          openwater747
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Skylar Ross Toups
          Seems like several "customer relations" employees of the big 3 are posting their anti Toyota nonsense tonight
        JC
        • 2 Years Ago
        My parents have a 2001 Tundra that has been good to them. They have a house off the grid and they use the Tundra to haul building supplies and all manner of things frequently. It gets beat on and used more than most trucks. Considering they are 2 hrs from the nearest town a dependable truck is key and the Tundra hasn't let them down yet.
        404 not found
        • 2 Years Ago
        Not sure how they are "behind", but ok.
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          @404 not found
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        jjmoonen
        • 2 Years Ago
        The current Tundra especially is a very solid and especially capable truck. I have no idea what you are basing your comment on. The biggest thing going against the Tundra is that it is manufactured by a Japanese company. Until Ford came out with the Eco-boost I would have taken the Tundra over any other truck on the market. Yes the current model is now dated, so the redesign is needed. If they take the same approach they did with the last redesign, they will do "well". Toyota is never going to threaten the Big 3 in terms of truck sales. Not because the product isn't good, but just because American buyers are fiercely loyal when it comes to trucks. Toyota is going to have to play for a long period of time in the full size truck market to make large increases in market share. The last gen Tundra was not a full size, it was more of a 3/4 size truck. So that alone made it a non-contender.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @jjmoonen
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          clquake
          • 2 Years Ago
          @jjmoonen
          WJK, that's what people said about Honda & Toyota when they first started selling here. Now they dominate. The only thing keeping Detroit afloat is fierce (and blind) brand loyalty.
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        Mr.Krinkle
        • 2 Years Ago
        1. The F-150 is the second-most American vehicle in the US: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2012/07/toyota-camry-beats-ford-f-150-as-most-american-made/1#.UQGt0b8818E By way of Dearborn, MI and Claymoco, MO... 2. Good, because they'll need it 3. Diesel rumors for the F-150 and Ram have been "swirling" for about a year now. Ford Transit has a 6 cyl. diesel that will more than likely end up in this truck. You can spin the next Tundra any way you want. It won't hold a candle to the big 3. Never has, never will.
        techie69
        • 2 Years Ago
        That beast was design here by American engineer from Toyota.
          Steve
          • 2 Years Ago
          @techie69
          Thats funny, when I work with the Japanese auto companies on cars that are assembled in the USA, I always work with Japanese engineers out of Japan...... Just got an email forwarded today from one of the Japanese auto companies, all for manangers listed on it were Japanese.... The email was originally in Japanese.
          techie69
          • 2 Years Ago
          @techie69
          *engineers*
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        TailGunner
        • 2 Years Ago
        So here's the slight problem with your argument. The fully boxed frame offers unmatched rigidity over a C-channel frame, but ride quality greatly suffers when the truck's bed is loaded with a fully boxed frame. Furthermore, the rear frame section that is straight C-channel does have the advantage of giving the truck less weight in order to increase the bed payload and avoid having to use super stiff leaf springs to compensate for the bed load and not diminish ride quality. Boxed frames and C-channel frames both have their advantages and disadvantages, so clearly Toyota was shooting for the middle grounds on this one. I haven't seen any TSB or complaints for Tundra frame twists, so I guess it's working for them.
        whofan
        • 2 Years Ago
        Until recently American trucks all had C channel frames. The Tundra has the same frame style that worked well for American trucks until they went to a fully boxed frame. I wonder what type of corrosion goes on inside a boxed frame? I don`t like Toyota but facts are facts. I also don`t like it when people say Japanese vehicles are superior to American vehicles. I don`t believe Consumer Reports either. IF Toyota gets rid of the ugly the Tundra will be a hit. The Tacoma will take off too if they get some MPGs out of it.
        R S
        • 2 Years Ago
        Laser, why dont u look under a ford 250 or gm 2500? You will notice it has the same 3 segmented frame. Toyota overdesigned the frame for durability and a better ride! Know what your talking about!
        jjmoonen
        • 2 Years Ago
        Toyota purposely designed the frame this way for specific reasons. It wasn't in an effort to save money or cheapen the truck. Those 3 sections are that way on purpose. TailGunner is absolutely right regarding the advantages of the C-channel frame section and that is exactly what Toyota was shooting for. It was one of the main selling points of the truck when it debuted.
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        RamSport
        • 2 Years Ago
        You all do realize that Ram is working on a V6 Diesel for the 1500 with the 8 speed auto, right?
          m_2012
          • 2 Years Ago
          @RamSport
          They were working on that 10 years ago, and also the Durango w V6 diesel. It will never happen from det-riot 3.
        Walt
        • 2 Years Ago
        Priced diesel fuel lately? The 1/2 tonne diesel trucks is DOA.
        Xi Gua
        • 2 Years Ago
        diesel won't pass emission standards, but of course, you already know this
        Mr.Krinkle
        • 2 Years Ago
        They won't, because they don't have said "guts"...ala safe, boring designs. So, you can stop trying to build some sort of interest....no one is buying it.
      FSLIV
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why on gods earth would they make a 2014 tundra???
      Toronto St. Pats
      • 2 Years Ago
      LOL I'd buy a Japanese truck just to piss you 'mericans off
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        @Toronto St. Pats
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          justgoawaymad
          • 2 Years Ago
          assembled.....dont be fooled by \"american\" suppiers bought up by japanese companys......in a nut shell follow the money not the hype
          NightFlight
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ justgoawaymad Look up the components and where they are sourced, then stuff a sock in your mouth. You are clueless.
          clquake
          • 2 Years Ago
          The term "North American content" means just that. And if you follow the money, it stays in the US. Please try to learn something about international finances before blindly posting idiotic redneck rants.
      rhb2012
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Big 3's product line up for this trucks launch couldn't be stronger. Ram is building momentum, Silverado/Sierra will be on lots, and the Ford F-150 will keep rolling then get even stronger when an Atlas inspired model makes its production debut. If they didn't have much luck penetrating this market in 2007, when the competition line up was not nearly so strong, they won't have much luck this time around either. I enjoy seeing the Big 3 push themselves with great FULL LINEUP of trucks (How can you be a truck manufacturer and offer no HD/Diesel?)
        F_Monk
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rhb2012
        "How can you be a truck manufacturer and offer no HD/Diesel?" Contrary to popular suburban poseur consensus, not everyone buying pick-ups requires a "Super Duty". Some of us are realistic and savvy enough to buy what we need as opposed to what we want others to think we need. I don't need a 1-ton to go to the home center, the mall or the 7-11. If Toyota is smart, they'll offer a reasonable diesel in a 1/2 ton and beat the "Big 3" to the punch. No need for them to get into the "HD" game. Personally, I'd be happiest if one of these manufacturers would bring out a true compact body-on-frame, regular cab/extended cab pickup with a 4wd and an efficient 4 cylinder (preferably diesel).
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          @F_Monk
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          @F_Monk
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          rhb2012
          • 2 Years Ago
          @F_Monk
          Actually, you are very wrong. It matters to have an HD because contracting companies and fleets require heavy duties, and they usually buy from ONE manufacturer from one dealer/source. So if you offer no HD, alot of people won't consider you even if 75% of their fleet is light duty. One of the reasons for Ford's success is the vast variety of options they offer from F150 all the way up to large vans and F-450 trucks. Some people are savvy enough to use a truck for things other than going to the mall and 7-11....
          F_Monk
          • 2 Years Ago
          @F_Monk
          @smilez1105: Because it would likely prove to be a colossal waste of money. The Big 3 are firmly entrenched in the HD market and own the hearts and minds of those consumers. Toyota and Nissan are having a hard enough time just breaking into the 1/2-ton (ie. "full-size") market. One thing at a time. The only way either Toyota or Nissan will make headway is by offering something unique--such as a diesel 1/2 ton--or entirely radical, like a strictly low-cost, bare bones "HD" work truck option for fleet buyers.
        F_Monk
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rhb2012
        Not all fleets "require Heavy Duties". If they did, we wouldn't see so many 1/2 tons in municipal and federal fleets. Not to mention all the 1/2-tonners in the fleets of utility companies. Fact is, it all comes down to money. Whoever offers the best deal, gets the contract, and fuel costs factor into that. If Toyota were to release a highly efficient Tundra 1/2-ton, whether diesel or gasoline, fleet buyers would be interested for the fuel cost savings alone.
      VDuB
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't think Toyota will ever win in the pickup segment. It's not 'merican enough to drive a Toyota pickup in hicktown. Plain and simple. If someone ever bought one, they'd never hear the end of it. Not because they're not capable enough....
        johnb
        • 2 Years Ago
        @VDuB
        I grew up in the sticks and plenty of people I know drive toyota pickups, and they don't really care what anyone thinks.
          Rob
          • 2 Years Ago
          @johnb
          Wander around East Texas and Louisiana. There's a surprising number of people who both don't care what you think and would sooner die than own a different brand pickup than what dad had. Its brand loyalty, not image. Think you might have an easier time changing their mind about whether real chili has beans in it or not than getting them to try a new truck.
          WLM86
          • 2 Years Ago
          @johnb
          Rob's right.. and don't even THINK about talking about anything other than their brand. I should know.. I'm from the area.
          whofan
          • 2 Years Ago
          @johnb
          I remember back in the 80`s you could fill up a Toyota truck for $10 and drive all over hell on a tank of gas.. They need to get back into the fuel economy game.
        Synthono
        • 2 Years Ago
        @VDuB
        Ignoring the whole 'Murkin segment of the population, Toyota simply doesn't have the same reach into rural areas as Ford, GM and Chrysler. Those three were well established in rural towns, and those areas can't generally support more dealers than what they've got.
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