By Jennifer Lilonsky ( | First Posted: Feb 15, 2013 11:53 PM EST
Tags Toyota

(Photo : Reuters )

The 2014 Toyota Tundra made its debut at the 2013 Chicago auto show, unveiling some major transformations for the pickup.

A new interior and two new high-end models are the two biggest highlights for the fully redesigned Tundra.

And in a tribute to the Tundra assembly plant in San Antonio, Tex., the automaker released a 1974Edition of the pickup that embodies a Western theme. Saddle brown leather interior with suede accents, a 12-speaker JBL stereo, Toyota's Entune infotainment system, a navigation system, blind-spot detection system and rear cross-traffic alert system are all part of this wild west-inspired special edition.

There will also be a Platinum edition with a more refined theme including elements like double-stitched diamond-plate leather, chrome accents and seats that are both heated and ventilated. 

The Tundra also features a redesigned front end with a taller grille that flows into the hood, creating a sharper look, while squared off fenders give off a more intimidating road presence.

Three powertrain options will be available, including a 4-liter V6 270-horsepower and 278-lb-feet of torque, 4.6-liter V8 310-horsepower and 327-lb-feet of torque and a 5.7-liter V8 381-horsepower and 401-lb-feet of torque engines.

The V6s are paired with a five-speed automatic transmission, while the V8 models are matched with six-speed automatics.

But the interior has also undergone a huge transformation including improvements to make the cabin more ergonomic.

The large control knobs were made 2.6 inches smaller and the seats were redesigned to create more comfort, while the instrument panel and gauges have been redesigned as well.


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