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Ford Troller TX4

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.

Ford Troller

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.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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