By on October 21, 2015


Toyota unleashed Wednesday its version of Marty McFly’s dream truck based on a 2016 Toyota Tacoma for one day only. The truck added a special paint scheme and … wait, one day only? 

The trucks went on display Oct. 21 in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas before presumably bursting into flames.

At least Toyota detailed how it built the 1985-esque truck for the one day we’ll ever get to see the truck.

Here’s what it took to make the “4×4” possible:

  • Custom 1985 Toyota Truck Exterior Paint
  • Off-road Suspension
  • Toyota Racing Development (TRD) Wheels
  • BFGoodrich Tires
  • Custom front and rear Tubular Bumpers
  • Custom Light Bar
  • KC HiLites Gravity LED G46
  • KC HiLites Daylighter Gravity LED
  • Custom “D-4S” Fuel Injection Badging
  • Custom Tailgate with Iconic “TOYOTA” Logo
  • Custom Vintage Headlight and Taillight Design
  • Mud Flaps 1985 Toyota Truck

All of which sound legit, except for the D-4S Fuel Injection badging because the Toyota 22R engine in the 1985 truck wasn’t really all that advanced — it only had fuel injection for the first time in 1985.

(As a matter of fact, I think they revved to like 4,000 rpm before giving up, really.)


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19 Comments on “Toyota Drops New ‘Back To The Future’ Tacoma, We All Say ‘Check Out That 4×4’...”

  • avatar

    An EV Delorean would be awesome. But only because of the Gull Wing doors. Without those – it’s just another ugly little car.

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    Big Al from Oz

    Now having the opportunity to view the new Hilux and Tacoma I do think the Taco is a better looking pickup.

    Toyota would be wise to actually produce this vehicle for the market. It will sell. Toyota should also add the new 2.8 diesel for the Taco, it would then make this Taco into the best pickup on the US market for off roading.

    The front bar looks good as it hides the overly large grille. The only pitfall with the front bar is it doesn’t offer protection around the headlights and front mudguards/fenders and bonnet/hood.

    • 0 avatar
      Big Al From 'Murica

      The only thing that makes this more “offroady” than the regular Taco, per the specs provided by Toyota is the “custom offroad suspension”. Unless this includes a solid axle swap (didn’t see one in the picture) and lockers all around you are just wrong as there are models in the US which offer this and are pretty solid offroad.

      • 0 avatar
        Big Al from Oz

        Big Al from Mauritius,
        I didn’t know the front bar and KC Highliters were Toyota and can be fitted with a Taco off road package.

        Hmmm………………..I learn something everyday.

  • avatar

    If 1985 was the first year Toyota fuel injected their US pickups, chances are they put badges on them to announce it. Ergo, it makes perfect sense for them to put fuel injection call outs on their “1985” retro pickup.

  • avatar
    Da Coyote

    I want one.
    As shown.

    • 0 avatar

      Da Coyote – – –

      Ya’ gotta get in line first! (^_^)…


    • 0 avatar

      Agreed. Fairly bad a$$…I like it. If they built it, it might be enough to convince my son to give up his 1997 Tercel. This truck would look fairly fly (see what I did there) for a 1LT C-17 driver…lol. Plus, I kinda want the Tercel back for myself!

  • avatar

    You can tell it’s a throwback make-believe truck from the acres of tire sidewall. You can’t actually buy wheels that small on a modern vehicle anymore.

  • avatar

    …i’d like to know what’s under the other tarp on the left!..

  • avatar

    The lack of the log across the front destroys the joy of this package. That’s really a beautiful sight seeing a clean painted hogs head on the front of a non-lifted truck.

  • avatar
    Sammy B

    That D4S badge is a nice nod to the EFI badge they had on the original. My 1984 Toyota Van has fairly prominent EFI badge on the back as well :)

  • avatar

    I love it. My favorite matchbox car from childhood was a baja looking compact truck with roll bar and the spare tire under the roll bar. This captures that playful feeling.

  • avatar

    They really should just make those taillights and tailgate standard.

  • avatar

    It’s funny, the wife and I re-watched BTTF1 shortly before BTTF day. When Marty opened the garage, we both commented at the same time.

    Me: Y’know, that’s a nice looking truck.
    Her: Y’know, that’s a terrible looking truck.

    I could do without the lift, but the rest? Yes, please.

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