Troller Veículos Especiais

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Troller Veículos Especiais S/A
Industry Automotive
Founded 1995
Founder Charlie Guth De Grange
Headquarters Horizonte, Ceará, Brazil
Area served
Latin America
Key people
Rogério Farias, Mário Araripe
Products Troller T4
Owner Ford Motor Company
Parent Ford Brasil (2007–present)
Website Official Site

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


The name Troller is a non-official Portuguese adaptation of the English word troll.[2]


Troller T4
Troller Pantanal

The Troller company started in 1995, by Rogério Farias.[3] In April 1996, the first prototype was built.[3] In 1997, Troller was bought by the entrepreneur Mário Araripe, who formed a partnership with Rogério Farias,[3] and the first gasoline-powered T4s were built.[2] The mass-production of the vehicles started in 1999, when a factory was built.[3]

In 2005, a manufacturing plant opened in Angola to build the T4 for the African market.[4]

Ford do Brasil announced in January 2007 the acquisition of Troller for an undisclosed price.[1]

On 14 December 2009, a Troller made the news when it cleared São Paulo's flooded city streets during a live broadcast.[5]

In 2014, the Troller T4 received a redesign.

Current model in production[edit]

Former model in production[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Ford to boost Brazilian operation". BBC. 2007-01-04. Retrieved 2007-01-06. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Troller" (in Portuguese). Inova UNICAMP. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  4. ^ "Troller vai exportar tecnologia" (in Portuguese). Carro e Cia. 2004-10-28. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  5. ^ "Troller na Enchente em São Paulo" (in Portuguese). TV Record. 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 

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