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Troller Veículos Especiais S/A (Troller) is a manufacturer of off-road vehicles in Brazil. It was founded in 1995, in Horizonte, Ceará. Troller T4 3.0 Turbodiesel is Troller's flagship. It has featured successfully in several rally races around the world, including the Paris Dakar Rally.

NameEdit

The name Troller is a non-official Brazilian Portuguese adaptation of the English word troll.[1]

HistoryEdit

The Troller company started in 1995, by Rogério Farias.[2] In April 1996, the first prototype was built.[2] In 1997, Troller was bought by the entrepreneur Mário Araripe, who formed a partnership with Rogério Farias,[2] and the first gasoline-powered T4s were built.[1] The mass-production of the vehicles started in 1999, when a factory was built.[2]

In 2005, a manufacturing plant opened in the African country of Angola to build the T4 for the African market.[3]

Ford do Brasil announced in January 2007 the acquisition of Troller for an undisclosed price.[4]

On the 14th of December 2009, a Troller made the news when it cleared São Paulo's flooded city streets during a live broadcast.[4]

Important modelsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "História" (in Portuguese) (SWF). Troller. https://www.troller.com.br/site.php?area1=sobre&area2=sobreaempresa_sobre_a_troller.swf. Retrieved 2008-07-14. "This vehicle is not to be mistaken with the Jeep Wrangler TJ, an off-road vehicle produced by Chrysler." 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Troller" (in Portuguese). Inova UNICAMP. http://www.inova.unicamp.br/inventabrasil/troller.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  3. "Troller vai exportar tecnologia" (in Portuguese). Carro e Cia. 2004-10-28. http://www.carroecia.com.br/noticia.asp?cod_noticia=8413&cod_grupo=6. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Ford to boost Brazilian operation". BBC. 2007-01-04. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6232653.stm. Retrieved 2007-01-06. 

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