Toyota teases Back to the Future Tacoma
The truck appears to be based on Marty McFly\'s Toyota pickup from the 1985 film.
Toyota is teasing what could be a special edition Tacoma or a one-off custom commemorating the Back to the Future films.
Marty McFly, the trilogy's hero played by Michael J. Fox, may have done his time traveling in a DeLorean, but his dream car was a 1985 Toyota SR5 4WD. It's waiting for him in the garage when he returns from changing the past to the "good" timeline.
In Back to the Future II, Marty travels 30 years into the future to October 21, 2015, a date that will soon be upon us in real time. To commemorate the occasion and the part it played in the hit movie, Toyota is promising a reveal on that magical date.
Toyota has released a commercial for the fictional Statler Toyota, the dealership advertising Marty's truck in the original film. At the end, there are two vehicles under covers. We already know that Toyota is tying in the movies to launch the futuristic Mirai, and we can safely assume that's what's under the cover on the left.
On the right, however, is what appears to be a black Tacoma with a brush guard and auxiliary lamps. A roll bar mounted with a row of KC Daylighters can also be seen from the shape of the covers.
While the Mirai is expected to be the big reveal, we suspect most enthusiasts and movie buffs will be more excited about the Tacoma instead. Toyota has also created a minisite whose URL references the license plate of Doc's DeLorean, OUTATIME. All will be revealed there on October 21.