Ford’s Brazilian Subsidiary Previews SUV0
Troller, a small Brazilian company owned by Ford since 2007, has released details about its new T4 SUV. Borrowing styling cues from the Jeep Wrangler and the Toyota FJ-40, the T4 first made an appearance in concept form at the 2012 São Paolo Motor Show.
A 3.2L five-cylinder turbodiesel engine will provide the T4 with 200 hp and 346 lb-ft of torque mated to a six-speed manual transmission. To deal with Brazil’s rough terrain, the rugged body-on-frame T4 has a liberal amount of ground clearance, a permanent all-wheel drive system, customizable sway bars, and even is fitted with an available snorkel. Short overhangs in the front and rear give the ute high approach and departure angles. Unfortunately, a removable hardtop is not available.
Despite the utilitarian nature of the T4, the interior is not overly spartan, plus Bluetooth connectivity and dual-zone automatic climate control system keep things contemporary.
The Troller T4 is set to go on sale sometime this week, but will not be sold outside of Brazil.