2014 RAM PROMASTER VAN: At last year’s Chicago Auto Show, Fred Diaz, President and CEO - Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico, debuted the all-new 2014 Ram ProMaster. On display at the 2014 show, the ’14 Ram ProMaster lineup offers a list of key best-in-class features including fuel economy, front-wheel drive, cargo capacity and total cost of ownership. ProMaster takes its place in the expanding, purpose-built, full-size van segment with a number of best-in-class features focused on the commercial customer. Coming from a strong background of commercial vehicles produced by Fiat Professional, the ProMaster is based on the Fiat Ducato, which has been in production for more than 30 years. The 2014 Ram ProMaster is available in two roof heights, three wheelbases, and four body lengths. Additionally, the ProMaster offers both a chassis cab and cutaway from the factory. The front of the new ProMaster is identified by visually durable bodylines, a broad wraparound bumper and twin-reflector headlamp clusters. Its cab-forward, short dash-to-front-axle design pushes the nose inward and the headlamps upward. This design provides higher passenger seating positions and better visibility. Its unibody frame architecture makes it significantly lighter than the competition. As a result, the ProMaster boasts an impressive best-in-class payload capacity up to 5,145 pounds and a maximum towing capacity up to 5,100 pounds. The gross combined weight rating for the 280 horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 is 11,500 pounds and 12,500 pounds for the 174 horsepower 3.0-liter four-cylinder EcoDiesel. The engines are paired, respectively, with a proven six-speed automatic transmission and an electronically controlled six-speed automated manual. A unibody structure has additional advantages, including stability and strength from front to rear, a reinforced plenum area for optimized engine packaging, and “truer” tuning of chassis systems and related hardware when compared to more common body-on-frame applications.
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