Featured Tacomas

Toyota Lifts Curtain on 2016 Back to the Future Tacoma, Hydrogen Mirai

Toyota launched a new advertising campaign, in partnership with Universal studios,  tying the Back to the Future date of October 21, 2015 with their new “futuristic” hydrogen fuel cell powered Mirai. Yet, we can’t stop staring at the recreation of the iconic Toyota Tacoma from the movie.



Throughout the advertisement, the attention focused on the Mirai is warranted with its “turn garbage into fuel” angle, however, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma steals the show for us. It is a recreation of Marty McFly’s dream truck which was a 1985 pickup.

Modifications on the truck include:

  • Custom painted the exact black from 1985
  • Off-road suspension
  • TRD Wheels and Tires
  • Custom light bars
  • KC Hilites lighting that replicate the iconic look, yet feature modern HID and LED technology
  • Custom Badging “EFI” now modernized with “D-4S” injection systems
  • Tailgate “Toyota” logo has been modified to look like the 1985 truck
  • Mudflaps are modified from a 1985 Toyota pickup

Along with the video, Toyota will be offering live and static displays in three major cities. If you live nearby, go check out:

  • NYC
    • Times Square, 43-44 Broadway Plaza
    • Broadway between 43rd & 44th Streets
    • 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. local time
    • Static display
  • Dallas
    • Various locations throughout Dallas
    • 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. local time
    • Mobile display (Tacoma truck on an actual flatbed truck, similar to the movie)
  • Los Angeles
    • Hollywood & Highland
    • Hollywood side, bottom of grand stairs
    • 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. local time
    • Static display

The static display looks like a Hot Wheels toy packaging.

toy tacoma

This date is also significant since Toyota plans to start deliveries of the Mirai in California. They expect to sell 3,000 units in the first year and more as infrastructure throughout the U.S. is further developed.

What do you think? Should Toyota offer the McFly pickup as a special package? Is it just a matter of time before a dealer recreates the truck?

  • The ’85 wasn’t a Tacoma, they didn’t name the trucks Tacoma until ’95. It was either just a pickup or a Hilux.

    • Tim Esterdahl

      Dr. Duran,

      Good point! My fault. I updated the post.