THE upgraded 2014 edition of the US-built Toyota Tundra V8 pick-up has just touched down at Kerry's Automotive Group and yes the ground did move when it landed.
Featuring an all-new interior plus more safety, comfort and convenience the Tundra is an exciting edition for the group.
The vehicle has been modified by Performax, Australia's leading independent importer and converter of American vehicles for almost 25 years to ensure compliance engineering on the Tundra, allowing it to be registered in every State and Territory.
The 2014 Tundra is available new in stock in two variants, Platinum and the 1794 Edition with the earlier currently on display at Kerry's along with a Ford F-250 that also arrived this week.
The Tundra boasts the most sophisticated powertrain in the large pickup segment – an aluminium, 5.7 litre, four-cam petrol V8 producing 284 kiloWatts and 543 Newtonmetres, mated to six-speed automatic transmission and on-demand four-wheel drive.
With power like that, the Tundra is rated to tow 4.0 tonnes, giving it substantially more working potential than mainstream four-wheel drive wagons and utes.
And priced from $126,500 driveaway, the 2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum delivers impressive value for money in the Australian market.
Features of the 2014 Tundra include a revised front grille and side styling on the pick-up tray, engine control refinements for smoother throttle response, reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) and new 20-inch alloy wheels.
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) and a reversing camera are included in the suite of available electronic safety features.
The interior boasts luxury leather upholstery with infotainment allowing smartphone text messages and emails to voice.
Kerry's Automotive Group Dealer Principal, Greg Ambrose Pearce said. "The Toyota Tundra is one of the finest pick-ups for sale in Australia. The Platinum version will suit any buyer looking for a smart pick-up. We're excited to bring such a powerful car to the Territory market."
2014 Toyota Tundra Specifications
5.7-litre aluminum i-FORCE V8, DOHC 32-valve with dual independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i), 284kW @ 5600 rpm, 543 Nm @ 3600 rpm
6-speed automatic Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i)
4WDemand part-time 4WDTow packageExterior features:
Platinum or 1794 Edition badging
20-in. alloy wheels (unique design, for both Platinum and 1794 Edition)
Colour-keyed grille surround on Platinum, chrome on 1794 Edition)
Colour-keyed bumpersChrome heated auto-dimming and power folding mirrors
LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)Power tilt/slide moon-roof
Urban-themed interior for Platinum, rural-themed for 1794 Edition
Premium perforated black leather-trimmed seats for Platinum, tan leather for 1794 Edition
Heated and ventilated front seatsPower tilt/telescope steering wheel
Memory system for seats, outside mirrors and steering wheel
Brushed metal-style trim for Platinum, wood grain for 1794 EditionElectric rear window
Unique floor mats for both Platinum and 1794 Edition.
Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)4 with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)