The Blue Oval’s Brazilian arm has revealed the Ford Troller T4, a locally designed SUV engineered to tackle the trickiest tracks and harshest conditions that the South American nation has to offer.

Based on the TR-X concept revealed at the 2012 Sao Paulo motor show, the Ford Troller T4 is powered by a 3.2-litre diesel engine hooked up to a six-speed manual transmission.

In addition to all its all-new body, the Troller T4 features LED tail-lights, 17-inch alloy wheels and swaybars that can be disconnected. A snorkel can easily be attached to the Troller’s high-mounted air intake.

Ford Troller T4 rear 3/4

Ford has yet to reveal the look of the new Troller’s interior, but it does claim that it can be easily cleaned of any dust and dirt that might accumulate in the course of serious off-roading. The new Troller T4 can be had with a “sky roof” or two large glass panes that allow for plenty of light to enter the cabin.

No specifics about the car’s pricing have yet been released, but, as a rough guide, the current Troller T4 retails for 96,844 Brazilian reals ($46,200).

Ford Troller T4 front end

Look closely and you’ll notice that the Troller T4 doesn’t feature any Ford badging, at least externally. Troller was founded back in 1995 by Rogerio Farias and was purchased by Ford of Brazil in 2007 for an undisclosed fee. Since then the company has sold its cars independently of the mothership, with this being the first new model developed since the company’s takeover.

The Blue Oval’s One Ford policy has dictated a steady pruning of platforms, as well as region-specific models. This, combined with changing vehicle tastes, a small market and low tariffs, has helped to killed off Australia’s own Falcon sedan and Territory SUV. Like some other populous countries, Brazil’s government imposes heavy taxes on fully imported vehicles, so the local arms of many auto makers are able to produce a variety of indigenous models.




  • Hingle McCringleberry

    The Troller Wrangler

    • WayneTSV

      More like the Wrangler Troller

  • Martin

    thank you for being the extoller of the virtues of the Troller.

  • Skybreak

    Soft-roaders make good family cars, but there’s still a market for rugged vehicles with real off-road capability. If Ford in Brazil could make these fairly cheaply then I think it could be an export winner.
    The old Suzuki Sierra’s sold plenty over the years, and Jeep Wranglers are still selling well. If Ford also made a soft-top version this could easily be Ford’s new Bronco and it would not steal a single Kuga, Territory or Explorer sale.

  • MB

    No matter how you spin the end paragraph, this still goes directly in the face of the One Ford policy’s purpose; wherever you go in the world and you see a Ford, you know it’s a Ford, just as you can with Mercedes Benz. That’s pretty much quoting Mullally.
    I’m someone with an interest in cars and follow the industry closely. When I saw this my first thought was an Indian SUV from Honda or Tata, never came close to guessing it was Ford.

  • Tony Abbotts No1 Fan

    Interestingly it doesn’t mention a dual range transmission, although it looks to have a front diff in some of the pic’s but the tyres seem more Highway than either A/T or M/T. Still, not a bad looking unit though

  • happyone

    Wow this model is needed for the Australian market it would sell on its rugged looks alone

  • keyboardhero

    Bring it to Aus… revive the Bronco name, done.

  • Smart US

    very nice

  • Troll No. 47

    As has been said by MB, this vehicle proves that Ford engage in double standards and their “One Ford” BS is exactly that. Supposedly, region-specific cars and platforms that have no global potential are non-starters for the “new” Ford and should be culled, with their plants shut down.

    • delcotexas

      I agree with you …………but it appears expensive ?

      Troller was founded back in 1995 by Rogerio Farias and was purchased by Ford of Brazil in 2007 for an undisclosed fee. Since then the company has sold its cars independently of the mothership, with this being the first new model developed since the company’s takeover.,
      MAYBE some strong local agreements in place………………otherwise just like G.M. = VAUHALL DAEWOO,and all the rest etc etc

  • Tone

    Looks like Jeep Wrangler buyers just got trolled.

  • marc

    SWB Pajero & FJCruiser lovechild?

  • dada

    Looks like a ripoff of the Toyota
    FJ Cruiser

  • Lol

    TROLOLOL

  • LandRoverDefender, Malta

    I think that if Ford knows its game it should re badge the Troller and market it in the rest of the world. Especially now that from this year the Defender will be out of production. A good no nonsense 4×4 is missing in many parts of the world. We need vehicles that cut the mustard!!

  • I like it

    It looks like the late FJ 40 with less blind spots. I however like it and would maybe make me consider one if it was available in the US . I would guess everyone’s right it will find its way here with the name tag of bronco which would be cool as its been gone a log time and everyone loved them .So we will wait and see my guess is it be late 2017 early 2018 before it arrive in US .By that time my current car will be paid off just in time for a new one. Ford wants enough people to seee this before they will bring it it here is all that marketing is doing