Troller Veículos Especiais

Troller Veículos Especiais S/A (Troller) was a Brazilian off-road vehicles manufacturer.[1] Founded in 1995 in Horizonte, Ceará, it became a subsidiary of Ford in 2007.[2] Troller's flagship vehicle is the Troller T4 SUV, which had featured successfully in several rally races around the world, including the Dakar Rally.

Troller Veículos Especiais S/A
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryAutomotive
Founded1995; 26 years ago (1995)
FounderCharlie Guth De Grange
HeadquartersHorizonte, Ceará, Brazil
Area served
Latin America and Canada
Key people
Rogério Farias, Mário Araripe, Demetrio Fleck (General Manager), Lyle Watters (President and CEO)
ProductsTroller T4
OwnerFord Motor Company
Number of employees
470 as of January 2021
ParentFord Brasil (2007–2021)
Websitetroller.com.br

NameEdit

The name Troller is a non-official Portuguese adaptation of the Scandinavian word troll.[3]

HistoryEdit

 
Troller T4
 
Troller Pantanal

The Troller company started in 1995, by Rogério Farias.[4] In April 1996, the first prototype was built.[4] In 1997, Troller was bought by the entrepreneur Mário Araripe, who formed a partnership with Rogério Farias,[4] and the first gasoline-powered T4s were built.[3] The mass-production of the vehicles started in 1999, when a factory was built.[4]

In 2005, a manufacturing plant opened in Angola to build the T4 for the African market.[5]

Ford do Brasil announced in January 2007 the acquisition of Troller for an undisclosed price.[2]

On 14 December 2009, a Troller made the news when it cleared São Paulo's flooded city streets during a live broadcast.[6]

In 2014, the Troller T4 received a redesign.

The Troller plant in Horizonte, Brazil was expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021, with Ford ending all production in Brazil.[7][8] The Brand Name was not put in selling, just the industrial complex which comprised a land of 120,142 m² with 21,736 m² of built area. The special tax regime, valid until 2025, would also be linked to the factory.

ModelsEdit

See alsoEdit

TAC Stark - another Brazilian four-wheel drive vehicle.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fora de linha, últimos Troller T4 são vendidos por até R$ 280.000". 11 October 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Ford to boost Brazilian operation". BBC. 2007-01-04. Retrieved 2007-01-06.
  3. ^ a b "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]
  4. ^ a b c d "Troller" (in Portuguese). Inova UNICAMP. Archived from the original on 2008-05-01. Retrieved 2008-07-14.
  5. ^ "Troller vai exportar tecnologia" (in Portuguese). Carro e Cia. 2004-10-28. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2008-07-14.
  6. ^ "Troller na Enchente em São Paulo" (in Portuguese). TV Record. 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  7. ^ "Ford Advances South America Restructuringw ceased Manufacturing In Brazil, Serve Customers With New Lineup" (Press release). Ford Media Center. 2021-01-11. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  8. ^ "Ford finished Production in Brazil". Financial Times. 12 January 2021.

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