All social media are full of posts referring to the 1989 film Back to the Future II where October 21, 2015 is the day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown arrived from the past after travelling to the future.
Toyota celebrated this day with two new versions of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma pickup and the 2016 Toyota Mirai fuel-cell vehicle. Both are inspired by iconic cars from the film, with the Mirai taking after the DeLorean time machine, and the Tacoma replicating Marty McFly’s 1985 Toyota pickup.
The futuristic-looking, hydrogen-powered Mirai has got two gullwing doors, it has been also lowered, featured with custom wheels for a meaner look, and has got a special head-up display that shows a time-travel destination.
The Tacoma, meanwhile, is an even closer approximation of the 1985 Toyota pickup that McFly drives in the movie. Toyota started with a 2016 Tacoma Access Cab, and brought back all sorts of cues from the past, including a retro “TOYOTA” logo across the tailgate, vintage-look headlights and taillights, and mud flaps from a 1985 Toyota truck.