Just look at it. While most auto enthusiasts wax poetic about certain vehicles in Europe that are unavailable to us Americans (see: just every German station wagon out there, the Alpine, and some hot hatchbacks), we here at MC&T are absolutely smitten with the Ford Troller. An rugged off-road SUV exclusive to the Brazilian market, the Troller is one of many desirable Ford products that the American automaker doesn’t sell in the USA. Other examples include the new Fiesta ST, new Focus ST, and Ranger Raptor. Yes, we’re a little salty.
Regardless, we can still be happy for the people of Brazil, and the new Ford Troller TX4. Slotted above the standard Troller T4, with much of the same kit as found on the Troller T4 Trail that was announced last July. This means a standard with a snorkel air intake, side steps, winch-ready steel bumpers at both ends, LED headlights, and Pirelli Scorpion MTR 245/70R17 tires.
What visually separates the Troller TX4 from the T4 Trail, however, is the color combo. The composite fiberglass material body panels are exclusively painted Navy Blue up front, while the rest rest of the body is available in Trancoso Brown, Maragogi Green, and Frosted Silver.
Like the rest of the lineup, power comes from a 3.2-liter five-cylinder turbodiesel that offers 200 horsepower and 347 pound-feet of torque. But unlike the Troller T4 Trail which comes with a clutch pedal, the workhorse motor in the Ford Troller TX4 is paired to a six-speed automatic with a two-speed transfer case and four-wheel drive.
Inside, the Troller TX4 sees unique embroidered headrests and orange accents, but things are otherwise kept pretty spartan. But because it’s 2020, this off-road SUV comes with a 6.75-inch infotainment screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities.
Pricing for the Ford Troller TX4 Automatic start at 167,530 Brazilian real ($39,436 at current exchange rates). By comparison, the Troller T4 Trail starts at R$144,990 in Brazil, or just over $38,000 USD.
America might never get the Troller. But it will soon get the 2021 Ford Bronco, so that’s something.