New Ford Troller T4 revealed
Ford of Brazil has revealed its Brazil-only Land Rover Defender-esque Troller T4 4WD – there are no plans for it to come to Australia. Shame.
FORD’S BRAZILIAN ARM has revealed exterior shots and some technical details of its second-generation Troller T4 4WD, a locally designed and manufactured off-roader.
This new-look Troller T4 is based on the TR-X concept that was shown at the Sao Paulo motor show in 2012, but the Troller T4 traces its origins back to the original prototype revealed in 1996 – mass production began in 1999. Ford of Brazil purchased Troller in 2007.
Under the bonnet is a 3.2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine which is mated to a six-speed manual, which sounds similar to the Ford Ranger. While there’s no word on ground clearance or approach and departure angles, the Troller T4 features mixed-use tyres wrapped around 17-inch alloys, a high-mounted air intake (ready for a snorkel to be installed) and also mounting points for a winch. The sills are at floor height, and the front guard and running boards are all part of the package. And, although, it’s hard to follow the translated press release, there’s a suggestion that “adjustable cross bars” might mean a swaybar disconnect.
On the roof, the Troller T4 features a ‘sky-roof’, or two windows allowing light to flood into the cabin. Speaking of the cabin, Ford hasn’t released any details, other than saying it’ll be easy to clean, offering “resistance and easy cleaning for use in various situations, such as in and out in usual areas of mud and dust on the trails”.
If this was badged as a Ford and sold in Australia would you buy it? Let us know what you think.