The 2013 Troller TR-4. The Brazilian Jeep Look-a-Like.
Published October 31, 2012
Good Day everyone, and before I go any further, I wanna send much Love to all of those who bore the brunt of Hurricane Sandy over the past few days. The worst is pretty much over, and we now we have to hug our Loved ones, and prepare for clean up.
For many years now, as matter of fact, for decades the Jeep name has been the one to remember when it comes to off-road driving fun, and for good reason. Jeeps have been the off-road equivalent to the Honda Civic, in the sense of changing parts to suit the needs of the individual driver. With that in mind, Ford was/is a company that still wants in on that genre of driving fun. Now let’s not get it twisted, romping around in the dirt in a powerful F150 is fun, but the F150 is a bit on the large side.
So, what would Ford have to do in order claim just a little bit of that two door, two passenger fun? Well, apparently they needed to come up with the right concoction of vehicle that would act like a Jeep, drive like a Jeep, but be just that much better. In America, that problem hasn’t been solved, yet alone, even been touched upon, but in Brazil, Ford designers came up with their own idea to solve that problem. The Brazilian sector of the Ford Motor Company recently revealed a potentially new 2 door SUV, that bares a striking resemblance to Chrysler’s Jeep Wrangler. What the Brazilians did was put together a science experiment involving 2 parts Toyota YJ, 4 parts Jeep Wrangler, 2 parts from a Brazilian off-road classic Troller, and the rest hopefully came from the Ford company.
The project’s name was dubbed the TR-X Concept, but in all reality the main focus fell upon the 2013 Troller TR-4. The 2013 Troller Tr-4 was set to follow in the footsteps of it’s predecessor that ruled the roads of Brazil for years before Ford came in, and bought the Troller company in 2007. For what it’s worth, the TR-4’s design is really too similar to the Jeep Wrangler to think that this basic model will even be considered being built in the United States. Either way J.M. Ramos, Ford Brazil’s Chief Designer, stated how robust the look of the 2012 Troller Tr-4 is, and how it simply puts it’s driving prowess out there, as opposed to hiding it behind bells, and whistles.
The 2013 Troller Tr-4 looks the part of a safari ready jeep that will have no problem getting around town, or anywhere for that matter. Fifteen inch wheels, all terrain tires, wide fenders, removable hard-top, and factory installed snorkel, pretty much put a driver at ease whenever they are behind the wheel of the TR-4. For the time being there have been speculations on a 165hp, 3.2L turbo engine that may find it’s way under the hood of the 2013 Toller TR-4. What it all boils down to is that the TR-4 will have a pretty solid future in Brazil, but may struggle before it gets to see any real international sales.
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