Governments and industry seek solution for Troller, Brazil´s iconic off-road vehicle

Developed by Brazilians in the Northeast, the Troller was owned by two Brazilian nationals, but in 2007 was bought by North American Ford, which in January announced its closure by the end of this year.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Efforts are being made to save the Brazilian brand producing the Troller T4, a four-wheel drive vehicle with a fleet of about 20,000 units in circulation, most of them in the hands of fans of the model, known as "troleiros".

Considered one of the icons of the automobile industry in the country, and developed by Brazilians in the Northeast, a region that until the early 2000's was not on the map of major automakers, the Troller was originally owned by two domestic companies and eventually ended up with Ford Motor Co., which in . . .

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