Back to the future, er present? October 21, 2015 is the day that Marty McFly time travels to in the classic 80’s trilogy Back to the Future. The DeLorean certainly made a name for itself in the films, but Marty’s 1985 dream truck goes down in Back to the Future lore as well. To celebrate, Toyota is taking a new 2016 Tacoma back to the past, Marty’s that is, with retro features designed to match the iconic dream truck.
The special one-off 2016 Tacoma gets a host of custom touches that recall both the past and the present. It features special 1985 paint that closely matches the color seen in the movie. The rest of the car goes retro with the front and rear getting special Tubular Bumpers, a vintage headlight and taillight design, a Light Bar, KC HiLites Daylighter Gravity LED, KC HILites Gravity LED G46, and “D-4S” Fuel Injection Badging. The retro continues with the tailgate featuring the retro iconic “TOYOTA” lettering and the truck even gets the same 1985 mud flaps. It also gets off-road Suspension, Toyota Racing Development (TRD) Wheels, and BFGoodrich Tires.
Marty’s 2016 Tacoma isn’t for sale. However, the new Toyota Tacoma is. The 2016 model year brings the first major overhaul to the truck in 10 years. The noticeable changes include a new hex grille, a higher hood, and a more chiseled face. The cabin gets an upgrade with a more driver-focused instrument panel and a “handlebar” design theme.
The Tacoma offers the new V6 3.5-liter Atkinson cycle engine with D-4S technology and 278 horses with 265 pound-feet of torque. This modern engine is also fuel efficient with the 4×2 automatic model getting an estimated 19 mpg city and 24 mpg highway miles. There is also the 2.7-liter base engine. Both engines are available with an all new six-speed automatic transmission.
The new Tacoma is available now and starts at $23,300 for the base 4×2 SR Access Cab with the 2.7-liter engine and six-speed automatic will start. The top 4×2 Double Cab Limited with the V6 engine starts at $34,745. The 4×4 models start at $24,825 for the SR 2.7-liter engine with five-speed manual to the top tier V6 Limited model with six-speed automatic at $37,820.