The Troller T4 is one of the coolest and most capable new SUVs on the world market. It's also got a short enough wheelbase to squeeze just about anywhere. So how could it possibly be improved? With heaping swaths of armor and LEDs, obviously.

Since Ford acquired the off-road outfit Troller for its Brazilian market in 2007, the Troller T4 has been the spiritual successor to the Bronco. With rough-n-tumble looks and mountain-goat moves to back them up it competes with off-road pickups, the Jeep Wrangler, and the Toyota FJ Cruiser (while it's still with us).

This special "Off-Road Rescue Concept" version has a winch, steel chest, a big beak of armor up front, mud terrain tires, uprated shocks and... an accompanying clothing line.

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I've been told the Troller is kind of a piece of crap in the department of build quality, but I'm having a hard time convincing myself I give a damn because just I love the painfully dated styling that much. It's the Suzuki Samurai + Dodge Raider + Daihatsu Rocky with a dash of Toyota FJanything rolled into one delightful swag wagon. And besides; diesel manual!

The truck is being trotted out for the São Paulo Auto Show to exhibit "versatility of the new applications Troller T4 and highlight the functionality of the utility."

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As Troller's main marketing woman Clara Freire divulges (translated from Brazilian Portuguese):

"The Troller is already developed vehicles for the Environmental Police and Fire Department. Now, we bring the theme of redemption on a concept that takes advantage of the characteristics of the vehicle. Also we have evolved with special off-road version that will be used as a test market in the Hall. This version uses the strength and robustness of T4 to overcome any challenge with a distinctive and striking look."

The truck will be posing alongside Troller's new collection of apparel [sigh], which includes "vintage style tees," watches, hats, keychains, all that good garbage. Hey, I guess it worked for Jeep? (Did it? Are any of you wearing Jeep shirts?)

Hat tip to AutoBlog!