If you have the misfortune to follow Car Media Twitter, and you've got any sort of affection for short-wheelbase 4x4s, you may have had a mild heart attack when Ford Trucks Communications Manager Mike Levine tweeted two photos of a tough, Jeep Wrangler-size off-roader blasting through the sand. A rational mind sees such a thing, considers the source, and immediately thinks "new Ford Bronco!"
Sadly, this isn't the case. You've just been trolled. Or more accurately, Trollered.
See, what we've got here is . It's a Ford, but only in the loosest sense—Troller is a Brazilian-market automaker that was acquired by Ford Motor Company not that long ago.
Yes, the Troller T4 looks absolutely rad. No, there's probably not a chance in hell that Ford is bringing it to the U.S. market. As far as we can tell, Levine and the folks at Ford are just engaging in some friendly internet trolling to get Bronco aficionados all drooly at their desks.
Our advice to Ford—aside from "BRING IT BRING IT BRING IT OH DEAR GOD I WILL PAWN MY SPLEEN IF YOU'LL BRING IT TO THE U.S."—is simple: don't troll a troller. Or, more specifically, don't troll us with a Troller. Our hearts can't take it.
Note: This story was originally published on October 6th, 2015, as you can tell by the dates on the tweets. We're republishing it today because, now that we know the 2020 Ford Bronco will be a four-door midsize SUV, our desire for a Troller T4-style 4x4 has grown even stronger.