Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The Ford Troller T4 is an Extremely Off-Road Capable SUV


While the world awaits the 2020 Ford Bronco, to tide you over, here’s the closest thing we have at the moment: the Troller T4.

Built by Troller Veículos Especiais S/A, a Brazilian off-road vehicle manufacturer, now a subsidiary of Ford, the Troller T4 is pretty much how you’d image a Ford-ified Jeep Wrangler to be.

It rides on a space frame with an internal tubular structure and a composite fiberglass body on top. It shares its running gear with the Ranger T6 though down to its platform (albeit shortened), 3.2-liter Duratorq inline-5, and 6-speed manual transmission. Unlike the Ranger though, the Troller T4 gets a Dana rigid front axle. Approach and departure angle is an impressive 51 degrees.



Style-wise, it’s a close facsimile of the Jeep Wrangler with its boxy, upright lines and rear door-mounted spare tire. Inside, the Troller combines some Ranger bits like the gauge cluster, air conditioning vents, electricals along with some unique ones (likely the poorly fitting glovebox, sadly).

Oh, and in case you wanted to know, the Troller T4 is priced at around Brazilian R$ 133,706.00 or about P 1.87 million. So far, the Troller T4 is only sold in Brazil. However, given how the EcoSport successfully made it out of there and into a truly global product, here is hoping Ford will do the same with this one.

You can check the full specs or you can watch how Troller T4 owners have fun at the Troller Brazil Festival which happen to attract 180 cars and 500 participants in one “great off-road party.”



2018 Ford Troller T4
  • Body: SMC special composite material
  • Overall Length x Width x Height, in mm: 4,095 x 1,977 x 1,966
  • Wheelbase: 2,585 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 227 mm
  • Water Wading Depth: 800 mm
  • Approach Angle: 51 degrees
  • Breakover Angle: 30 degrees
  • Departure Angle: 51 degrees
  • Maximum Side Tilt: 40 degrees
  • Maximum Ramp Climb: 45 degrees
  • Curb Weight: 2,140 kilograms
  • Number of Doors: 3
  • Passengers: 5
  • Engine: 3.2-liter Duratorq Inline-5, CRDi, Variable Geometry Turbo
  • Maximum Power: 200 horsepower @ 3,000 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 470 Nm @ 1,750-2,500 rpm
  • Gearbox: 6-speed MT
  • Gear Ratios: 1st: 5.441, 2nd: 2.839, 3rd: 1.721, 4th: 1.223, 5th: 1.000, 6th: 0.794
  • Final Drive: 3.31:1
  • Low Transfer Ratio: 2.720:1
  • Differential Ratio: 3.31:1
  • Front Suspension: Rigid Axle with Stabilizer Bar and Panhard Bar (Dana 44-3)
  • Rear Suspension: Rigid Axle with Stabilizer Bar and Panhard Bar (Dana 44-4 with Trac-Lok Anti-Slip)
  • Brakes: Front and Rear Disc Brakes with ABS and EBD

1 comment:

  1. This will end up like Raptor which should be renamed as Reserve ...Ford Reserve ....& probably ride a reserve

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