In today’s episode of cars we won’t likely get, but desperately want, we bring you the Ford Troller TX4; an off-road weapon just revealed for the Brazillian market.
Think of its as the blueprint for the incoming Bronco, the Troller is a body-on-frame SUV built on a shortened version of the Ranger platform, and it’s tough enough to make Suzuki’s Jimny tremble in fear.
Radical is right. Under the bonnet lives Ford’s Duratorq 3.2-litre five-cylinder diesel, producing 150kW and 470Nm (plenty for a car this size), feeding that power to all four wheels (with 4WD low and high settings) via a six-speed automatic borrowed from the Ranger.
But the fun doesn’t stop there, with the TX4 adding a heap of off-road kit as standard, like the snorkel, 17-inch wheels wrapped in Pirelli Scorpion rubber, steel bumpers front and rear, a locking rear diff and Hella LED lights. Inside, you get a JBL command centre controlled through a 6.7-inch screen that’s both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto equipped.
Designed and developed by Ford in Brazil, the Troller TX4 is a left-hand-drive only proposition. But it doesn’t take much imagination to see the Troller as a preview to the incoming Bronco, given it, too, is being spun off the Aussie-developed T6 Ranger architecture.
More bad news? The Bronco is not currently on the cards for Australia either.
Article Source: Cars Guide MagazineFebruary 4, 2020 9:03 am