Chrysler debuted the all-new 2014 Ram Commercial ProMaster, a full-size van targeted at the North American market, during the Media Preview of the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. Ram and Fiat joined forces to expand the market internationally and offer the Ram Commercial ProMaster to businesses across the globe.
"As Ram takes a larger presence in the commercial truck market, the 2014 Ram ProMaster is a great addition, contributing to a one-stop shop of commercial-duty Ram trucks and vans," said Fred Diaz, president and CEO Ram Truck Brand. "We are ready to put America to work in a Ram full-size van with best-in-class features, quality, durability, capability and low total cost of ownership."
Inspired by the Fiat Ducato, the Ram ProMaster offers the North American segment the first six-speed automated manual transmission controlled by high-tech software that responds to road conditions. The 2014 Ram ProMaster's powertrain features a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 rated at 280 horsepower, or a 3-liter 4-cylinder EcoDiesel engine rated at 174 horsepower. Impressively, the EcoDiesel has an 18,500 oil-change interval.
Thirteen chassis configurations will be offered including, the 1,500-series short-wheelbase, low-roof cargo van and 3,500-series chassis-cab cutaway. Ram's new full-size van will include more than 35 safety features including a ParkView backup camera and ParkSense. An advanced technology system, Uconnect, will offer drivers a hands-free text-reply feature and a global positioning satellite to provide time-saving routes.
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