Ford to Reveal Two Special-Edition Troller SUVs in Sao Paulo
Neo-Bronco Still Not Available in the U.S.
The Ford Troller T4 is our dream car. No, it’s still not slated for U.S. consumption, and no, it likely doesn’t have a future on American roads, but we still want one, and the new special editions headed for the Sao Paulo International Motor Show do nothing to dissuade our love.
The Troller Off-Road concept, pictured here, is the proverbial auto enthusiast’s dream car. It fits nearly perfectly with that old trope, since it’s a stick-shift diesel with wagon utility and brown paint. It also has off-road bumpers, a heavy-duty Warn winch, and unspecified upgraded shock absorbers that pair with BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A tires to get the Troller through any terrain the Brazilian Amazon can dish up.
The off-roader also comes with a custom two-tone interior in brown and tan to complement the brown-and-bronze exterior. It looks a fair bit like the Jeep Wrangler Sundancer concept, and that’s not a bad thing.
Ford will also bring a second Troller to Sao Paulo, the Rescue concept car. The Rescue will have high-visibility orange and blue paint, LED lighting, and a heavy-duty roof rack. Special tires and rims will give the Troller Rescue added capability as well.
Carla Freire, the Troller’s marketing supervisor, pointed out that fire departments and police agencies already use the rugged Troller as an all-terrain vehicle, so the Rescue concept is designed to highlight the mini-SUV’s versatility and capability in emergency situations.
As before, the forbidden-fruit Troller doesn’t look like it will make the commute up north anytime soon, so the Bronco-sized hole in our heart will remain empty for awhile. We’d love to see some legitimate competition for the Jeep Wrangler, which is one of the only off-road-ready small SUVs in the U.S. market. We're not sure what would be required to get the Troller T4 federalized, but it shares its 3.2L I-5 diesel engine with the Americanized Ford Transit, so emissions wouldn't be an issue.
What do you think? Should Ford bring the Troller to the United States, or are they wise in leaving it for the Brazilian market?
Source: Ford Motor Company Brasil