Troller Veículos Especiais
Troller Veículos Especiais S/A (Troller) is a Brazilian off-road vehicles manufacturer. Founded in 1995 in Horizonte, Ceará, it became a subsidiary of Ford in 2007. Troller's flagship vehicle is the Troller T4 SUV, which has featured successfully in several rally races around the world, including the Dakar Rally.
|Founder||Charlie Guth De Grange|
|Headquarters||Horizonte, Ceará, Brazil|
|Latin America and Canada|
|Rogério Farias, Mário Araripe, Demetrio Fleck (General Manager), Lyle Watters (President and CEO)|
|Owner||Ford Motor Company|
|Parent||Ford Brasil (2007–present)|
The Troller company started in 1995, by Rogério Farias. In April 1996, the first prototype was built. In 1997, Troller was bought by the entrepreneur Mário Araripe, who formed a partnership with Rogério Farias, and the first gasoline-powered T4s were built. The mass-production of the vehicles started in 1999, when a factory was built.
In 2014, the Troller T4 received a redesign.
Current model in productionEdit
- Troller T4 3.2 Turbodiesel(2015–present)
Former model in productionEdit
- Troller Pantanal(2006-2008)
TAC Stark - another Brazilian four-wheel drive vehicle.
- "Ford to boost Brazilian operation". BBC. 2007-01-04. Retrieved 2007-01-06.
- "História" (SWF) (in Portuguese). Troller. Retrieved 2008-07-14.
This vehicle is not to be mistaken with the Jeep Wrangler TJ, an off-road vehicle produced by Chrysler.[permanent dead link]
- "Troller" (in Portuguese). Inova UNICAMP. Archived from the original on 2008-05-01. Retrieved 2008-07-14.
- "Troller vai exportar tecnologia" (in Portuguese). Carro e Cia. 2004-10-28. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2008-07-14.
- "Troller na Enchente em São Paulo" (in Portuguese). TV Record. 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2012-12-18.