Take a trip down memory lane with some special Toyota trucks.
Toyota makes a lot of very cool products at the moment. We have the Yaris GR, which is spawning an even more hardcore variant, the infinitely tuneable Toyota GR Supra, and the simply excellent GR 86. But Toyota's focus in America right now is on the company's latest truck.
The Japanese automaker has just unveiled the all-new Toyota Tundra, a full-size pickup with a wealth of features, and to get the new truck out there, Toyota USA has released a new commercial featuring some of its greatest off-roading hits.
As you might have guessed from the title, the commercial features the 1985 Toyota Tacoma that Michael J. Fox's Marty McFly character drove in Back to the Future, as well as Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's raucous trophy truck. But it's not just celebrity trucks that get a feature, as the ad also stars a Tundra SR5 as a respectful nod to the heroic acts of a California resident in 2019. We also get to see an FJ Cruiser fighting its way through a blizzard, a 4Runner SR5 racing dirt bikes, and a beautiful classic in the Sixties-era BJ45 that Australians will know as a "Troopy", short for Troop Carrier. Other features include another Aussie special in the FJ75, Nascar race trucks, and a V8-powered Tacoma towing the Endeavour space shuttle.
All of these legendary vehicles are meant to show that the all-new Tundra has off-road and performance DNA in its bones, and the suggestion is that this latest TRD Pro model you see in the video will one day become a legend and a classic in its own right. With the range-topping twin-turbo V6 hybrid developing 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque, the Tundra is off to a good start. Add in features like coil spring rear suspension for greater comfort and stability, numerous drive modes for ease off use, and those butch styling traits, and we think the Tundra will look right at home in a similar ad 20 years from now.