The 2018 Ford Troller T4 is a peculiar car. Its announcement came recently and a lot of people were boggled at first when they heard the name. The Troller is actually a small company that comes from Brazil which has been recently bought by Ford. Now it functions as part of the Ford Motor Company division in Brazil and continues to produce their Troller T4 models under the guise of Ford, in a way speaking.
The original T4 is a massive and boxy vehicle and the Troller T4 will be an SUV replacement of it. If you are a fan of massive and boxy models then the Troller T4 is a car for you. It resembles the old Land Rover Defender and Suzuki Samurai models of yore. The most current original model that has the same sort of equipment is probably the Bornco. But since Broncos are not produced anymore the Troller T4 could be a very suitable substitute.
One of the things that currently poses problems for the brand is that the Ford Troller T4 is only available in Brazil for now. The original birthplace of the car is still its only market and we do not know when they might branch out. But it seems that Ford bought this company for a reason so if not now maybe somewhere along the way in the future we might get to witness the model becoming available in different kind of markets.
For now, we only have information about the updated version of the 2018 Ford Troller T4. It will be the first redesigned model coming under the Ford banner and it will be interesting to see how they do. The showcased pictures do not show many differences compared to the previous model and perhaps they are saving it for an international release. This is what you will see from the 2018 Ford Troller T4 once the release date is set.
When is the Release Date for the 2018 Ford Troller T4?
The model’s appearance is scheduled for its home market first and the 2018 Ford Troller T4 will only be available in its home country. For now, they are keeping the car still at home. The future models might be a chance for the car to branch out and start investigating other possibilities and markets. The release date for this model is going to be late 2017 and it will be showcased during the middle of the year, but also only in Brazil.
Price for the Newest 2018 Ford Troller T4
The newest price for the 2018 Ford Troller T4 will range between $20,000 and $30,000. Since we do not have a US release scheduled for this year’s model the price is not officially available in dollars, so the given price is changed from the original currency.
Although the 2018 Ford Troller T4 is a model which brings us an original design, it still has to borrow elements from other similar models. The car has some cues that are seen in models like the Wrangler, Defender and even the Suzuki Samurai, but the most obvious similarities come from Toyota models. The model is generally boxy and very massive and has a flat windshield, wide windows and rear glass which adds to the aesthetics of the car.
The upper part of the car features a moon roof, which is in fact called a Sky Roof in this model. There are twin roof rack bars which provide additional storage space and also a spare tire mounted to the tailgate, as seen in all traditional off-roaders. There are also built in side steps which do not only allow easy access for the occupants of the car but also provide added side protection.
Inside Updates and Changes
The interior of the 2018 Ford Troller T4 is the least talked about part of the car. Information about this part is not provided that much and there aren’t even photos available. The thing that we do know is that Ford is bringing a very functional interior with easy to use and also easy to clean surfaces. We do know that Ford is adding vinyl floors, woven cloth seats, and a dash made out of hard plastic elements. Ford will update the original design with some quality elements and we expect that they raise the quality of the cabin in a great way.
Drivetrain Capability and Output
The new 2018 Ford Troller T4 will use the same engine seen in the US based Ford Transit model. The 3.2-liter, inline five-cylinder, turbodiesel engine provides 185 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, giving it enough power to get through obstacles and city traffic without any problems. The turbodiesel also comes with a six-speed manual transmission that is matted to a manual transfer case.
0-60 mpg Acceleration for the 2018 Ford Troller T4
The estimated acceleration and top speed of the 2018 Ford Troller T4 is made based on the offered engine and the car’s weight. They have not released the necessary specs and we can expect them to be confirmed for the release date of the car. The 0-60 mph performance is around 9 seconds while the estimated top speed is 125 mph.
Fuel Economy Range
The fuel economy for the Brazilian made 2018 Ford Troller T4 is still not available. But the model will probably get an estimated combined rating between 18 mpg and 20 mpg. This is a very powerful model so it is expected that the car consumes a lot. Improvements are not going to be made for this generation model but they might make some changes while the next generation model is planned.
Dimensions and Size
Dimensions for the 2018 Ford Troller T4 model have not been officially disclosed. This information will be provided upon the official showcasing of the car which comes during the year. The model will probably not change the size of the vehicle for now and we do expect it to remain the same for this updated version. Bigger things and larger changes might happen for the future model but for now these are kept secret.
Safety Ratings and Equipment
As far as safety goes, the 2018 Ford Troller T4 should come with all the necessary safety settings that it had before. The expanded range for features might be updated for the latter models, but for the current one we can expect them to only transfer the equipment from the standard Troller T4. The best that we can hope is for them to offer some optional and added features but even these are doubtful. Added information may be made with release of the information that will come soon.
The models which can pose as the closest rivaling cars are also the models the 2018 Ford Troller T4 is based upon. The likes of Jeep Wrangler and the Toyota FJ Cruiser are the more popular versions of this car which already have worldwide acclaim. Basing the Troller T4 on these cars in looks is something that might bring more popularity to the car. Once a certain model is connected with a more popular one than itself, it can bring forth an unexpected rise in popularity for the given vehicle.
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