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Ram Truck Continues Building a Commercial Presence with New 2015 Ram ProMaster City, Offering Best-in-class Specs Where They Count


2015 Ram ProMaster City aggressively competes in the compact Class 1 van segment with a focus on commercial customer needs and total cost of ownership
Available in cargo and passenger wagon configurations, new ProMaster City creates opportunity for Ram product line expansion and increased commercial market share
The new 2015 Ram ProMaster City is developed from the successful Fiat Doblò and features exceptional cargo capability and durability
Ram ProMaster City best-in-class features:
Combined fuel economy
178 horsepower and 174 lb.-ft. of torque
Payload – 1,883 pounds
Cargo volume – 131.7 cubic feet
Cargo width and length – 60.4 inches and 87.2 inches
Distance between wheel wells – 48.4 inches
Wheelbase – 122.4 inches
2.4-liter Tigershark I-4 engine, featuring MultiAir2 valve-actuation technology
World’s first commercial-van application of nine-speed automatic transmission
Unsurpassed powertrain warranty – five years/100,000 miles
Available in two-seat Tradesman cargo van and five-seat passenger Wagon configurations, new Ram ProMaster City offers modern styling and professional appeal in a small, capable package
Ram ProMaster City offers more than 30 safety and security features, including seven available air bags and electronic stability control technologies
Ram Truck continues to work with Fiat Professional to develop new product lines in North America


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The 2015 Ram ProMaster City is Ram’s newest addition to its commercial vehicle lineup, and contributes to the expanding, purpose-built, van segment with a number of best-in-class, functional elements tied directly to commercial customer demand. The new Class 1 entry opens a door for incremental growth of Ram’s brand sales volumes.

Joining the larger and highly capable Ram ProMaster and popular Ram C/V as a Class 1 van offering, the 2015 Ram ProMaster City will compete with compact commercial and passenger vans with best-in-class attributes in the areas that count: payload capacity, cargo area, performance and fuel economy.

“As businesses strive for lower costs, the demand for a smaller, more efficient van has increased and Ram Commercial is answering the bell with the all-new ProMaster City,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO — Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “Years ago, the selection of delivery and cargo vehicles was limited and those offerings didn’t focus on cost of ownership. Today all of that has changed with the recent introduction of the full-size Ram ProMaster, and the now the Ram ProMaster City.”

Ram Truck is tapping into Fiat Professional, one of the largest producers of commercial vehicles in the entire world, backed by more than 110 years of experience. That knowledge has helped Ram Truck enter new segments and expand its product line.

Based on the successful Fiat Doblò, a two-time International Van of the Year winner with more than 1.3 million units sold, the Ram ProMaster City will incorporate familiar Ram Truck design elements and offer features, systems and powertrains preferred by North American customers. The 2015 Ram ProMaster City is the brand’s second shared collaboration with Fiat Professional. The 2014 Ram ProMaster full-size van was the first.

Engineered for the North American market
Whether the job is delivering packages, organizing and hauling the tools of a professional tradesman or carting the band’s gear to the next gig, the all-new 2015 Ram ProMaster City van is designed and engineered to tackle big jobs with best-in-class cargo area, payload capacity and standard fuel economy. It does so while delivering versatile functionality, durability and superior ride and handling.

The 2015 Ram ProMaster City shares its basic design with the highly successful, two-time International Van of the Year Fiat Doblò, which is sold around the world. Now in its third generation, the Fiat Doblò is the preferred workhorse for business and commercial uses, a status gained via its ideal size for crowded urban environments and a host of thoughtful and innovative features.

Starting with a winning template, Ram Truck engineers subjected the front-wheel-drive van to the full spectrum of severe-duty use expected of commercial vehicles in North America. The lessons from millions of combined development miles make the 2015 Ram ProMaster City more robust, durable, functional, comfortable and cost effective for any use.

The 2015 Ram ProMaster City will be offered in two-seat Tradesman cargo van and five-seat passenger Wagon configurations.

Unibody design: rugged and weight smart
The foundation of the 2015 Ram ProMaster City is a steel unibody design. The unibody architecture helps minimize curb weight, a key contributor to the ProMaster City’s best-in-class payload capability of 1,883 pounds. A best-in-class wheelbase of 122.4 inches offers impressive ride and handling while creating the space needed for the largest cargo area in the segment.

Suspension
The Ram ProMaster City’s front axle uses a proven, durable and compact MacPherson strut suspension, tuned for rougher North American roads and class-leading payload capacity.

In a departure from standard practice in the Class 1 van category of using rear leaf springs, the Ram ProMaster City upgrades to an independent, coil-sprung bi-link rear suspension. The ProMaster City’s rear suspension incorporates a category-unique independent bi-link configuration that increases driving comfort, enhances stability, and ensures maximum safety characteristics in all load situations.

Front-wheel drive
The Ram ProMaster City uses a front-wheel-drive layout that provides several benefits:

Fewer mechanical parts, resulting in less weight, lower maintenance costs (in large part because there’s no rear differential), enhanced mechanical efficiencies and enhanced fuel efficiency
Optimal cab and cargo compartment space, attributable to the absence of a transmission/prop shaft tunnel – a key enabler to achieving a flat floor in the cargo compartment area
More predictable handling in emergency maneuvers (reduced over- and under-steer characteristics)
Enhanced traction in rain, mud and snow, a result of the engine weight being situated over the drive wheels
Greater payload capacity due to lighter overall vehicle weight


Dimensions
The Ram ProMaster City is thoughtfully designed with working people in mind.

The hard-working credentials start with a 48.4-inch span between the rear wheel wells, the widest in the class. Construction tradesmen know that 48 inches is a common dimension for building materials and loaded pallets – yet those materials rarely measure exactly 48 inches. The width between the ProMaster City’s wheel wells provides an extra margin of capacity so that building materials and pallets can be loaded quickly and easily, without concern over whether the load fits.

Above the wheel wells, the ProMaster City’s nearly vertical side panels give it a best-in-class width of 60.4 inches. Combined with an interior roof height of 51.8 inches, the result is best-in-class volume of 131.7 cubic feet for the cargo van version of the ProMaster City. The vertical side panels are upfitter-friendly and simplify the attachment of shelves or storage racks for specialized commercial use.

The floor of the ProMaster City cargo van measures 87.2 inches in length and is fitted with six standard equipment D-ring tie downs to secure cargo in place.

Each side of the Ram ProMaster City is fitted with a sliding door with a 26-inch opening to access the cargo compartment. The roof of the Ram ProMaster City is prepped for load rails or roof racks, available through Mopar with a weight capacity of 154 pounds.

The rear of the Ram ProMaster City is fitted with 60/40 split swing doors. Using lessons learned from European customers, the larger door swings open toward the traffic (driver) side of the van, making it easy to quickly access larger cargo items and not block the path to the curbside of the van. Both rear doors initially swing open 90 degrees, and – for dock loading – can swing to 180 degrees with a simple press of a release button on the door latch. The latch automatically re-engages when the door is closed.

The passenger wagon version of the Ram ProMaster City is equipped with a three-passenger second row. The second-row seating is split 60/40, with each section capable of folding and tumbling forward to expand cargo room. With the seats in place, the ProMaster City passenger wagon offers close to four feet of cargo length to the rear doors. With seats folded and tumbled, Ram’s new van provides nearly six feet of cargo length.

Upfitter friendliness
Ram Truck is known industry-wide for being the most upfitter-friendly brand in the truck market. The Ram ProMaster City continues the tradition and features a variety of available upfit systems through Mopar. Adding to the design for adaptability, virtually all primary vehicle systems are packaged forward of the cargo area, leaving the box open to creativity.

Powertrain
The 2015 Ram ProMaster City’s powertrain combines MultiAir2 engine technology and an exclusive nine-speed automatic transmission to deliver best-in-class performance and best-in-class combined fuel efficiency.

Tigershark
The all-new 2015 Ram ProMaster City is powered by the 2.4-liter Tigershark I-4. The engine generates a best-in-class 178 horsepower at 6,400 rpm, while its peak torque – 174 lb.-ft. (231 N•m) at 3,900 rpm – is greater than any standard-equipment engine in the ProMaster City’s segment. The engine’s thoughtful construction also suits its Tigershark moniker, while benefiting the ProMaster City’s rugged duty cycle.

The engine’s four-valve aluminum head hosts advanced valve-actuation technology that is exclusive to Chrysler Group in North America. Dubbed MultiAir2, the acclaimed electro-hydraulic fully variable system uses a column of oil in place of the traditional mechanical link between the camshaft and intake valves. As a result, it affords precise control of the intake-valve events – beginning and end – which reduces engine-pumping losses, increases volumetric efficiency and cuts carbon-dioxide emissions.

Engine accessory drives tighten the ProMaster City’s grip on best-in-class fuel efficiency. “Smart alternator management” and a variable A/C compressor tap the most efficient times to initiate a duty cycle. Unlike most alternator systems, which operate continually, the ProMaster City’s smart-charge system uses moments of deceleration or braking to run at capacity when necessary. The variable A/C compressor has the ability to operate at multiple speeds rather than full-capacity and off. By reducing the need for full-capacity compressor cycles, engine load is decreased, giving efficiency a boost. Load reduction also translates into overall performance.

Transmission
The centerpiece of the all-new ProMaster City’s powertrain is its segment-exclusive nine-speed automatic transmission. The ProMaster City is the first commercial van ever to feature a nine-speed automatic, and one of the first vehicles to be so equipped in automotive history.

Also known as the 948TE, the transmission is part of the ProMaster City’s standard equipment list. Leveraging its wide gear ratio spread and 3.73:1 final-drive ratio, the advanced-technology transmission and well-matched engine will combine to deliver fuel economy ratings unsurpassed by any standard-equipment powertrain in the ProMaster City’s segment.

The 948TE delivers the right response at the right time. Its 4.70 first-gear ratio delivers the kind of acceleration required of nimble delivery vans: 0-to-30 mph in an estimated 3.7 seconds and 0-to-60 mph in an estimated 9.8 seconds.

The new transmission also delivers power smoothly, a result of optimized gear-ratio steps, which provide the perfect balance of power, comfort and fuel economy. While the 948TE is plenty efficient on its own, Electronic Range Select (ERS) offers hands-on control of its unique capabilities. ERS allows customers to manually set the highest available gear for a particular task, such as operating under heavy loads. The result is enhanced throttle response when it is needed most.

Design
The Ram design team started with a functional exterior and interior, adding distinct Ram styling while adapting the new van for North America.

Exterior
The exterior design and related body systems on the all-new 2015 Ram ProMaster City collectively deliver outstanding versatility, practicality and a level of refinement unexpected in the commercial small van category. Exterior styling is identified by smooth body lines, wraparound bumpers and twin-reflector headlamp clusters. Although the cargo area is carry-over from the previous model year Fiat Doblò, from the front door cut forward the Ram ProMaster City is all new, encompassing the signature crosshair grille and ram’s head logo as the focal point.

The fluid body lines give ProMaster City a strong, modern and professional representation and assure its presence in the Ram Commercial lineup. The tucked front-wheel-drive packaging is compact allowing for a short hood. This design provides a better vantage point of the front corners, useful when maneuverability is key and important to commercial customers.

Borrowing from its big brother, the ProMaster City’s front and rear bumpers run high on the body to keep functional lighting out of danger, resulting in reduced repair costs and downtime.

The new van features plenty of real estate on all sides. This space allows for businesses to post signage and graphics – a rolling billboard to help promote the owner’s business or sponsor. Three different window options are available on both trim levels.

The Ram ProMaster City may be loaded and unloaded multiple times a day, leaving impressive dimensions and capacities as must-have features. The Ram ProMaster City offers a cargo area width of 60.4 inches, a cargo area height of 51.8 inches and a step-in height of 21.5 inches. In addition, on each side of the vehicle there is a small, practical step that allows the user to get into the load area.

Interior
The Ram ProMaster City Tradesman and SLT trim levels use a simplified color palette with durable fabrics. Inspiration for the all-black with gray accents came from items that can be found in a vocational environment: tool boxes, hand tools and lumber. The new van achieves a commanding presence that promotes roominess, ergonomics and practicality for increasingly demanding customers who depend on their vehicle as a partner for vocational use or to transport passengers.

Interior design and function is paramount for a light commercial van in which the driver may be on the road for most of the day, sometimes under harsh conditions. The cabin of the ProMaster City was therefore designed with comfortable driving ergonomics, important because the van may be a mobile office and/or small work shop.

ProMaster City cargo models offer a load compartment with an easy, four-way access, best-in-class cargo volume of 131.7 cubic feet and cargo width of 60.4 inches. Because goods always need to be transported securely, the new van is fitted with accommodations to hold down goods on the floor. Six tie-down rings, with a 1,000-pound combined rating, fold away to maintain a flat floor for easy loading and unloading operations. A high roof height allows ease of movement when working in the cargo area and contributes to best-in-class standard cargo capacity.

Ideal for locksmiths, caterers, package delivery, telecommunications, heating and cooling, painters or florists, the best-in-class 48.4-inch width between wheel wells allow the ProMaster City to load up a full-size pallet. Wagon models feature four tie-down rings, a full length headliner and carpet that covers the floor. Panel moldings cover the rear of cargo area, up, over and around the wheel wells and additional storage trays at seated shoulder level incorporate a retractable cover to keep cargo out of view.

Safety and security
Safety and security were two of the guiding principles followed by engineers throughout the development of the new 2015 Ram ProMaster City. Ram’s new Class 1 van offers 34 active and passive safety and security features. The ProMaster City also includes standard ESC, hosting a number of technologies to assist the driver. Security also means notification of the traffic around you. Ram ProMaster City features available ParkView backup camera and ParkSense with audible warning, all of which are useful when maneuvering in the city.

Electronic stability control
The standard electronic stability control (ESC) system on the new Ram ProMaster City is a sophisticated four-channel (independent control to all four corners of the vehicle) active handling system that links the vehicle’s dynamic control systems to assist the driver in maintaining control under demanding or adverse conditions such as wet, snow-covered or icy roads, tight turns and evasive maneuvers. In effect, the ESC determines the driver’s intentions and optimizes overall vehicle control to keep the dynamic forces within select limits in any driving situation – nearly transparent so control seems almost intuitive.

Uconnect
ProMaster City customers can make the best use of their valuable time by leveraging Uconnect’s easy-to-learn, easy-to-use interface – acclaimed for its convenience and sensible design. Handsfree calling in the all-new 2015 Ram ProMaster City is made convenient via reliable Bluetooth technology. A full-color, five-inch touchscreen is available with global positioning satellite (GPS) navigation, providing Ram ProMaster City customers the ability to chart time-saving routes to their destinations. Uconnect Web, powered by Autonet Mobile, is available to U.S. customers. This system delivers continuous Internet connectivity, creating an efficient workspace and real-time information access on the go.

Best practices
In total, the Ram ProMaster City test fleet accumulated millions of miles enabling Ram and Fiat teams access to real-world data. This includes testing performed in laboratories in Turin, Italy and Auburn Hills, Mich., at Fiat and Chrysler Group proving grounds, as well as reliability testing on public roads in many different climates in Europe and the United States.

The 3/36 Reliability Testing, appropriately named as each test car accumulates 36,000 miles (equivalent to three years of use) in about three months, is conducted day and night by teams of drivers. To reflect typical daily driver scenarios, the test drivers do not originate from the engineering ranks and are intentionally chosen from diverse backgrounds to represent customers of different ages, sizes and ethnicities. The test drivers scrutinize all the customer functional aspects of each vehicle as well as overall driving evaluations. This includes radio and navigation system checks, seat-belt buckling, heating and ventilation operation and opening and closing storage compartments and windows.

Configurations
The 2015 Ram ProMaster City offers eight different configurations:

Tradesman Cargo with security panels
Tradesman Cargo with rear windows
Tradesman Cargo with rear and side windows

Tradesman SLT Cargo with security panels
Tradesman SLT Cargo with rear windows
Tradesman SLT Cargo with rear and side windows

Wagon with rear and side windows
Wagon SLT with rear and side windows

Manufacturing
The 2015 Ram ProMaster City will be assembled at the TOFAS plant in Bursa, Turkey. Awarded the World Class Manufacturing Gold Medal, this 3.6-million sq. ft. (83.7 acre) state-of-the-art plant also assembles the Fiat Doblò. The optional cargo van configuration is upfitted at The Chrysler Group Transformation Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

About Ram Truck Brand
Since its launch as a stand-alone division of Chrysler Group LLC in 2009, the Ram Truck Brand has steadily emerged as an industry leader with one goal: to build the best pickup trucks and commercial vehicles in the industry.

Creating a distinct identity for Ram Trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on core customers and features they find valuable. Whether focusing on a family that uses a Ram 1500 day in and day out, a hard-working Ram 3500 Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its Ram ProMaster commercial van every day for deliveries, Ram has the truck market covered.

In order to be the best, it takes a commitment to innovation, capability, efficiency and durability. Ram Truck invests substantially in its products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and exclusive features that further enhance their capabilities.

Moving into the 2015 model year, Ram continues to beat the competition in the two most sought-after titles, fuel economy and towing capacity:

Best-in-class fuel economy with exclusive EcoDiesel - 28 mpg with Ram 1500
Best-in-class towing capability - 30,000 pounds with Ram 3500

Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.
 

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Mopar Provide the Keys to Personalize All-new 2015 Ram ProMaster City

Ram and Mopar Provide the Keys to Personalize All-new 2015 Ram ProMaster City
More than 60 Mopar accessories are available to customize Ram’s new small van


Commercial customers can create a custom mobile office or workspace with Mopar accessories available for the 2015 Ram ProMaster City
The best-in-class features, versatility and functionality of the ProMaster City can be complemented with Mopar accessories for exteriors, interiors, towing, security, lifestyle and more
Select Mopar accessories are available through the Mopar Custom Shop, allowing owners to modify the ProMaster City before taking delivery
Commercial and small business owners purchasing Mopar accessories for ProMaster City are eligible for “On The Job” incentives and discounts

June 26, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

Mopar is ready to go to work with the all-new 2015 Ram ProMaster City, offering more than 60 accessories to help commercial customers personalize Ram’s new small van workhouse to perfectly suit any task, trade or transport need.

Already the embodiment of versatility, providing big capability in a small package through best-in-class features such as payload, capacity and fuel economy, the 2015 Ram ProMaster City can be augmented even further with a great offering of Mopar products. Accessories for the interior, exterior, towing, security, electronics, safety and lifestyle are available to assist businesses large and small in getting the job done.


“Commercial customers can pull from a list of Mopar products tailored to personalize the all-new Ram ProMaster City and create their own vision of a workshop on wheels,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO — Mopar, Chrysler Group’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “Owners can choose from upfit options such as towing packages, roof racks, carriers and more to adapt Ram’s new small van to exactly fit their business needs.”

“As businesses strive for lower costs, the demand for a smaller, more efficient van has increased and Ram Commercial is answering the bell with the all-new ProMaster City,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO — Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “Years ago, the selection of delivery and cargo vehicles was limited and those offerings didn’t focus on cost of ownership. Today all of that has changed with the recent introduction of the full-size Ram ProMaster, and the now the Ram ProMaster City.”

Based on the successful Fiat Doblò platform but also endowed with distinct Ram Truck elements and features, the Ram ProMaster City can be modified to fit any job with Mopar accessories. Mopar canvas seat covers, cargo mats, floor mats and slush mats are available for the interior, as well as work ready options, including a tool bag, duffle bag and cooler. The smooth lines, versatility and refinement of the Ram ProMaster City exterior can be protected with window deflectors and splash guards. Customizable graphics packages are available from Mopar to take advantage of the ProMaster City’s large exterior real estate, which transform the van into a rolling billboard.

When extra capacity is required, Mopar is ready to shoulder the load with a number of towing accessories for the Ram ProMaster City, including ball mount adapters, trailer hitch balls, hitch receiver, hitch receiver plugs and a trailer-tow wiring harness.

Mopar also can help keep the ProMaster City mobile workshop safe, secure and connected. The Mopar Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS) is available in a variety of packages for the United States and Canada, and rear park distance sensors alert drivers when obstacles loom near in the rear.

Customers can build their own mobile workshop using Mopar accessories. A universal handsfree cell phone kit keeps workers in touch responsibly while in transit, and Mopar Web takes the office on the road through a private mobile network. A variety of Mopar racks and carriers, including a Mopar roof rack, roof basket, bike carrier, ski carrier and cargo basket, provide additional space for transporting passenger luggage or other work materials.

Ram ProMaster City owners also can choose to personalize the Ram brand’s new Class 1 entry with select Mopar products through the Mopar Custom Shop. Specified accessories can be chosen during the ordering process to custom fit the needs of commercial customers. The additional Mopar accessories are installed before delivery to the dealership and are included on the vehicle’s Monroney sticker, assuring the products are covered under the warranty and add to the vehicle’s residual value.

“On The Job”
For commercial customers seeking to modify the Ram ProMaster City, Chrysler Group’s “On The Job” vehicle program offers a variety of incentives and discounts to assist in designing a vehicle that addresses unique work needs. Mopar certificates, custom upfit allowances, service contracts and cash allowances are just a few incentives available for business owners at any of Chrysler Group’s 2,317 dealerships.

Business owners may take advantage of these incentives in addition to existing BusinessLink or retail specials. Most Chrysler Group vehicles qualify for “On The Job” program advantages when the vehicle is purchased for business use. For “On The Job” program information, call (877) ONTHEJOB.

The following are select Mopar parts and accessories available for the all-new 2015 Ram ProMaster City:
• Multiple towing accessories
• Multiple roof racks and carriers
• Customizable graphics packages
• Mopar Web
• Universal handsfree cell phone kit
• Mopar EVTS
• Rear park distance sensors
• DOT Approved Roadside Safety Kit
• Tool bags and totes
• Canvas seat covers
• Cargo mats
• Floor mats
• Slush mats

Mopar Brand
Mopar (a simple contraction of the words Motor and PARts) was trademarked in 1937 with the launch of an antifreeze product but truly made its mark in the 1960s during the muscle-car era. From Mopar Performance Parts to enhance speed and handling for both road and racing use, the brand soon expanded to include technical service and customer support.

Today, Mopar is Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand and distributes more than 500,000 parts and accessories in more than 130 markets, integrating service, parts and customer-care operations in order to enhance dealer and customer support worldwide. Mopar is the source for genuine parts and accessories for Chrysler Group brands as well as FIAT brands.

Mopar parts are unique in that they are engineered with the same teams that create factory-authorized vehicle specifications for Chrysler Group and FIAT vehicles – a direct connection that no other aftermarket parts company can provide. A complete list of Mopar accessories and performance parts is available at Mopar Parts ? Buy Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat Parts & Accessories Online.
 

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2015 Ram ProMaster City Van



2015 Ram ProMaster City Van

Published on Jun 26, 2014

The 2015 Ram ProMaster City van brings another addition to the Ram Commercial portfolio. Bob Hegbloom, Director - Ram Truck Brand and Mike Cairns, Director - Ram Truck Engineering talk about the suspension, powertrain and functionality offered on the Ram ProMaster City, as well as best-in-class cargo and payload.
 

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2015 Ram ProMaster City | Reveal Event



2015 Ram ProMaster City | Reveal Event


Published on Jun 27, 2014

The Ram Truck brand reveals the 2015 Ram ProMaster City van at Chrysler Group's "What's New for 2015" press event. This is a recording of what Chrysler Group streamed live at Livestream. Speakers include Reid Bigland, Bob Hegbloom and Mike Cairns.
 

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2015 Ram ProMaster/ ProMaster City Mobility Upfits

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The Ram Truck Brand knows there's no 'one-size-fits-all' when it comes to buying a commercial vehicle. For example, check out how the brand has partnered with upfitters in addressing the needs of commercial customers with limited mobility needs in the 2015 Ram ProMaster and ProMaster City commercial vans.
 

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Ram Truck Announces Pricing and Unsurpassed Standard Highway Fuel Economy for 2015 Ram ProMaster City

Starting at $23,130, "right-sized" ProMaster City offers best-in-class titles where they count
2015 Ram ProMaster City aggressively competes in the compact Class 1 van segment with a fuel economy rating of 21 mpg city, unsurpassed standard 29 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined
Ram ProMaster City best-in-class features:
178 horsepower and 174 lb.-ft. of torque
Payload – 1,883 pounds
Cargo volume – 131.7 cubic feet
Distance between wheel wells – 48.4 inches
Available in two-seat cargo van and five-seat passenger Wagon configurations, new Ram ProMaster City offers modern styling and professional appeal in a small, capable package
Unsurpassed towing capacity – 2,000 lbs.
Unsurpassed powertrain warranty – 5 years/100,000 miles
Ram Commercial offers exclusive pre- and post-sale solutions with BusinessLink and On the Job customer service programs


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Continuing its commercial offering momentum, Ram Truck announces pricing and fuel economy for the all-new 2015 ProMaster City. The base Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2015 Ram ProMaster City Cargo is $23,130, plus $995 for destination. The MSRP for the 2015 Ram ProMaster City Wagon starts at $24,130 plus $995 destination.

“The new Ram ProMaster City enters the Class 1 market with a long list of customer-focused, best-in-class features, including the highest available payload and cargo capacities,” said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO — Ram Truck Brand. “Customers can look to Ram Commercial for a full line of trucks and vans that set the standard for cost of ownership and innovation.”

With the 2.4-liter Tigershark and exclusive 9-speed automatic transmission, the 2015 Ram ProMaster City delivers EPA fuel economy of 21 mpg city, 29 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined. The ProMaster City also offers an unsurpassed 2,000 pounds of towing capacity.

Configurations and pricing

Configuration MSRP Destination
Tradesman Cargo $23,130 $995
Tradesman SLT Cargo $24,655 $995
Wagon with rear and side windows $24,130 $995
Wagon SLT with rear and side windows $25,655 $995

Engineering
The Ram ProMaster City holds a set of hard-working credentials, starting with a 48.4-inch span between the rear wheel wells, the widest in the class. The width between the ProMaster City’s wheel wells provides an extra margin of capacity, allowing building materials and pallets to be loaded quickly and easily.

Above the wheel wells, the ProMaster City’s nearly vertical side panels offer a width dimension of 60.4 inches. Combined with an interior roof height of 51.8 inches, the result is best-in-class volume of 131.7 cubic feet for the cargo van version of the ProMaster City.

The rear of the Ram ProMaster City is fitted with 60/40 split rear doors. Using lessons learned from European customers, the larger door swings open toward the traffic (driver) side of the van, making it easy to quickly access larger cargo items and not block the path to the curbside of the van

The five-passenger wagon version of the Ram ProMaster City is equipped with a three-passenger second row. The second-row seating is split 60/40, with each section capable of folding and tumbling forward to expand cargo room.

Powertrain
The all-new 2015 Ram ProMaster City is powered by the 2.4-liter Tigershark I-4 generating a best-in-class 178 horsepower at 6,400 rpm, while its peak torque – 174 lb.-ft. (231 N•m) at 3,900 rpm – is greater than any standard-equipment engine in the segment.

The centerpiece of the all-new ProMaster City’s powertrain is its segment-exclusive nine-speed automatic transmission. The ProMaster City is the first commercial van ever to feature a nine-speed automatic, and one of the first vehicles to be so equipped in automotive history.

Manufacturing
The 2015 Ram ProMaster City is assembled at the TOFAS plant in Bursa, Turkey. Awarded the World Class Manufacturing Gold Medal, this 3.6-million-square-foot (83.7-acre) state-of-the-art plant also assembles the Fiat Doblò. The optional cargo van configuration is upfitted at the Chrysler Group Transformation Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

Ram Commercial Marketing
In many cases, the owner is not the operator, which creates a unique sales and marketing dynamic. Ram Commercial offers a complete approach with a company-wide strategy supported by all organizations and a dedicated sales force. Marketing efforts speak directly to commercial buyers both visually and verbally, and improved customer targeting benefits from laser-focused channels, such as tradeshows, commercial websites and trade publications. The division is supported throughout the entire network, including local advocates, operation managers, sales specialists and an extensive dealer network.

Top reasons for purchase in the segment:

Value
Quality, reliability, dependability
Cargo space and payload
Total cost of ownership

Ram Truck Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
Commercial customers in particular face balancing the challenges of opportunity costs, fuel pricing, reduced budgets, new technology and durability. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) calculations are helpful in making purchase and operational decisions. Ram Truck offers best-in-class TCO for commercial truck owners. The Ram 1500 features a standard V-8 engine, with best-in-class entry level capability and impressive resale value, allowing owners to recover more upfront costs. All Cummins diesel-powered Ram trucks feature a 15,000-mile oil change interval and a best-in-class diesel exhaust brake increases frictional brake life by three times the market average. Ram truck also offers the most upfitter-friendly solutions in the industry, reducing the initial costs for specialty trucks such as crane, roll-back or dump bed upfits. Topping it off, Ram offers a best-in-class 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, proof of the quality built into each truck and van.

Ram Commercial lineup
The Ram Truck brand continues to establish its own identity and clearly define its customer. The brand has emerged as a leader by investing in new products, infusing them with durable powertrains, robust chassis, new technology and features that further enhance their capabilities while delivering low total cost of ownership. Commercial truck and van customers have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to perform at any time. The Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups; 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs; Ram ProMaster City and Ram ProMaster vans are designed to deliver a total package.

About BusinessLink
BusinessLink is a free program that connects business owners with a network of Chrysler Group dealers that are specially equipped to work with small businesses. Nationwide, Chrysler Group’s more than 800 BusinessLink dealers offer the convenience of one-stop sales and service essential to help commercial/small businesses stay on the road to profitability. Business owners may access this free membership program with proof of business ownership at any BusinessLink dealer.

Benefits include no dues or fees, specialized in-dealership commercial/small business sales and service personnel, extended service and repair hours, priority next-available-bay service, free shuttle service, 24/7 towing service, free loaners for select vehicles, expertise in commercial financing options and unique business variable incentives. Find a local BusinessLink dealer at (877) 2THELINK.

About "On The Job"
Chrysler Group’s "On The Job” vehicle program provides commercial/small business owners a variety of incentives and discounts to assist them in purchasing, servicing and customizing vehicles to specifically address their unique professional needs. Custom upfit allowances, service contracts, Mopar certificates and cash allowances are just a few of the stackable incentives that business owners can use at any of Chrysler Group’s 2,384 dealerships. Business owners may take advantage of these incentives in addition to existing BusinessLink or retail specials. Most Chrysler Group vehicles qualify for On The Job program advantages when the vehicle is purchased for business use. For On The Job program information, call (877) ONTHEJOB.
 

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Ram ProMaster City to fight Ford, Nissan for cargo haulers

Ram ProMaster City to fight Ford, Nissan for cargo haulers

December 22, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas -- Ram's new 2015 ProMaster City small commercial van, a Ford Transit Connect fighter, is aimed at businesses that need small, inexpensive cargo vans.

But the passenger version could end up in taxi services or with consumers who view traditional minivans as too big.

The first ProMaster City vans began shipping this month from a refit center in Baltimore and should begin arriving in dealerships before Jan. 1.

The ProMaster City, made in Turkey, shares most of its components with the Fiat Doblo, which has traversed Europe's roadways since 2000. It is imported into the United States and converted into a two-seat cargo van called the Tradesman or a five-seat passenger van called the Wagon. Both versions come in base or SLT trim.


Unlike its larger commercial sibling, the Ram ProMaster, which is available only in about 900 Ram BusinessLink dealerships that focus on commercial vehicles, the ProMaster City will be available for all Ram dealers to sell.

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Ram ProMaster City is a lot of Small Van

Ram ProMaster City is a lot of Small Van



01/12/2015

It's not too hard to understand why the small van has been so beloved by European tradesmen. It is a lot easier to maneuver than its big brothers, particularly in the tight spaces so abundant in Europe's ancient cities and towns. It is also a lot easier on petrol.

The practicality and cost-effectiveness of these surprisingly roomy little guys were ignored in the U.S. market for quite a while. Then some automakers, in their never-ending quest for more sales, had an epiphany: What if we offered a small van roomy enough to fill the needs of a good number of urban businesses? It was a breakthrough question, sort of like: What if we sliced the bread before we sold it?

Ford was the first with the Transit Connect, which it had been selling for years in Europe. Then Nissan got into the act with its NV200, and Chevrolet joined in with the City Express.

The latest entry in a segment expected to sell 400,000 copies this year is the Ram ProMaster City, which begins arriving in showrooms in significant numbers this month.


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2015 Ram ProMaster City Quick Take

2015 Ram ProMaster City Quick Take

August 14, 2015



The new Ram ProMaster City is among of an emerging class of small vans made for hauling cargo, people, or both, and doing so more economically and more easily than large, traditional cargo vans. In addition to being smaller than a full-size van, they are usually more fuel-efficient. On that first point, the Ram's smaller size makes it easy to maneuver on the road and in parking lots. And with an overall length of 187.5 inches-about 3 inches shorter than a Toyota Camry-it can be parked in a residential garage.

As with rivals like the Ford Transit Connect, the Ram ProMaster City is available as a cargo van with two seats up front and a 131.7 cubic foot blank canvas in back, or as a 5-passenger model dubbed a wagon. Unlike the Ford, the Ram ProMaster City comes in just one length and with one engine-a 178-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder linked to a 9-speed automatic transmission.

Our recent test model was the 2015 ProMaster City Wagon SLT. This 5-passenger van's best trait was its interior size and flexibility. Even with the 2nd-row passenger bench in the upright position, there was plenty of room in back. Everything from bikes and sports equipment to moving supplies was easily swallowed. I can attest to that latter example, as this van came into our test fleet amid a personal move.
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2015 Ram ProMaster City Towing Test



2015 Ram ProMaster City is First Van to Tackle Ike Gauntlet [Video]
August 24, 2015


The 2015 Ram ProMaster City is the first commercial van to taste the Ike Gauntlet extreme towing test. It competes in the small van segment against the Ford Transit Connect, Nissan NV200, and Chevy City Express.

We didn’t know what to expect. At around 5,500 lbs of GCWR, this is the lightest vehicle and load combination we ever tested. Many full-size pickup trucks have curb weights more than this.
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2015 Ram ProMaster City Takes on the Extreme Ike Gauntlet Towing Review

Published on Aug 8, 2015

Watch More Extreme Ike Gauntlet Towing Test Reviews at: http://bit.ly/1HVXi5n

The 2015 Ram ProMaster City is a rebadged Fiat Doblo van imported to America by FCA. Of course at TFLTruck we want to know....will it tow?

The Ike Gauntlet is a timed run up one of America's steepest highways from 9,000 feet above sea level to the top of the mountain at entrance to the Eisenhower Tunnel in Colorado.
 

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REVIEW: 2015 Ram Promaster City –

REVIEW: 2015 Ram Promaster City –

Commercial Vans Are Good For Consumers Too?




10/08/2015


Smaller and a bit more nimble than it larger brethren, the 2015 Ram ProMaster City may not get the same level of attention from commercial buyers, yet it shouldn’t be so quickly discounted.

With an efficient powertrain returning an EPA-estimated 29 mpg highway, an impressive 1,883 lbs of payload capacity and a base price under $25,000, this compact van offers much more than it seems at first glance and consumers are taking notice as well. We recently had a chance to test out the passenger variety and found it met many of our needs.


When Ram released the new ProMaster City during the 2014 annual “What’s New” event held at their Chelsea, Michigan proving grounds, it marked their re-entry into the compact van segment. This segment has seen explosive growth lately with the Ford Transit Connect posting its best-ever monthly sales of 12,134, an all-new 2015 Chevrolet Express City entering the fray and an upgraded 2015 Nissan NV200 with new SL trim package, highlighted by lots of chrome trim, fighting for sales. While both the Ram ProMaster City and larger van reign near the bottom in terms of sales, this segment can quickly switch based on large commercial orders and growing personal customer usage.

Not Just For Commercial Operators

Even though this van is largely suited for commercial applications, it is quite versatile and consumers are catching on with the many different ways you can use it. Notably, the larger vans including the M-B Sprinter vans are increasingly being used as long-distance family haulers or campers.



For us, during our week of testing it, we hauled nearly 700 lbs of pavers for a weekend project, used it as......
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