All-New 2014 Ram Promaster Revealed at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALL-NEW 2014 RAM PROMASTER REVEALED AT THE 2013 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

CHICAGO (January 7, 2013) - 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.

To watch the 2013 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview press conferences, please visit http://www.ustream.tv/channel/chicago-auto-show-2011. For more information about the Chicago Auto Show, please visit www.chicagoautoshow.com.

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About the Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show is the largest on the continent, spanning more than 1 million square feet of production, concept, and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North American vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity raises more than $2 million annually for 18 worthy Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2013 public show will be February 9-18. For more information please visit ChicagoAutoShow.com or Facebook.com/ChicagoAutoShow.

About The Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is the nation's oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of about 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group's dealer members employ about 19,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the world famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information please visit CATA.info.

The 2013 Chicago Auto Show is officially sanctioned by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers. Founded in Paris in 1919, it is known as the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles.

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