The Brazilian wilderness seems like a scary place. Rough terrain of many sorts could stymie an ill-equipped vehicle, leaving its hapless passengers stranded with only giant snakes and poison dart frogs for company. Behind the wheel of the new Ford Troller T4, however, fear not—traverse the landscape to your heart’s content.
Ford acquired Brazilian company Troller Veículos Especiais S/A in 2007, and the Troller T4 is the company’s very own interpretation of the keep-it-simple Jeep Wrangler. The two-door body, high clearance, and integrated front grille and headlights all speak to the tradition of the iconic American off-roader. You won’t find adjustable lumbar and mood-sensitive perfume here, just a 3.2-liter diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission and four-wheel drive.
Distinct features include a twin-pane glass roof for bringing outside scenery closer to the passengers, a high air intake to keep the engine safe when fording high water, and a winch for when things get sticky. Similar to other outdoor-focused vehicles we’ve seen in the past, the Ford Troller T4 comes equipped with special interior materials to make cleaning mud, dirt, and sand a cinch.
LED taillights, integrated fenders, a rear spoiler, and roof racks add to the modern flavor of this purpose-built off-roader, which is for now only going to be sold in Brazil. Given how well the Jeep Wrangler still sells here in the U.S. of A (nearly 20,000 units sold this past May), we’d be thrilled to see Ford rebadge this oil-burning brute and heat up the sales competition. Still, we won't get our hopes up for seeing the T4 at our nearest Ford showroom.
Unless you plan on booking tickets to Brazil, for now you’ll have to join us in watching this video of the Ford Troller T4 tackling various natural obstacles with reckless abandon.