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Troller T4 Breaks Cover in Brazil

Ford do Brasil released the first photos and specifications of the second-generation Troller T4 SUV. This back-to-basics off-roader isn't exactly laden with up-to-date creature comforts, but we still think that the South American go-anywhere machine would be a great addition to the Blue Oval's North American lineup.
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Exterior styling is inspired by the 2012 Troller R-X Concept. We can all agree that some design cues are pretty similar to the Jeep Wrangler, Toyota FJ Cruiser and the iconic Ford Bronco. Nevertheless, the rough-and-ready looks are certain to appeal to the world-wide off-road community. Boasting an interwoven front grille design and modern LED taillights, the Troller is also enhanced by the 'London Grey' tint that adorns panels such as the roof, bumpers, running boards and a handful of cabin accessories.

Even though Troller 'forgot to mention' the power figures of the Brazilian-made T4, we can tell you that the new model draws its oomph from a 3.2-liter turbo diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Due to the generous torque figures offered by turbocharged diesel mills, it's safe to presume that the all-new Troller model will be pretty capable at climbing every mountain and fording every stream. Firepower aside, underneath those robust and dynamics lines lies a pretty straight-forward but versatile chassis.

The all-terrain performance comes from an all-wheel drive system featuring heavy-duty Dana axles and a sway bar disconnect feature. Off-road credibility is further enhanced by chunky rubber wrapping 17-inch aluminum wheels, a high-mounted air intake prepared for the installation of a snorkel and versatile approach and departure angles.

The Horizonte, Ceara-based Troller Veiculos Especials S/A was founded in 1995 and was brought by the Blue Oval's Brazilian arm in January 2007 for an undisclosed price. If you're wondering about how off-road worthy the Troller is, a first-gen T4 made the news in December 2009 after it managed to clear Sao Paulo's flooded city streets during a live broadcast.

C'mon Ford, just glue a few Blue Oval badges on the Troller T4 and sell it in the United States as well.

 
 
 
 
 

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