Ram Commercial, part of Stellantis in Auburn Hills, introduced the 2022 Ram ProMaster, which offers new levels of safety, durability, efficiency, and connectivity.
The Class 2 full-size van is designed for businesses, construction jobsites, and commercial fleets. It features a next-generation 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine paired to a segment-exclusive TorqueFlite nine-speed automatic transmission.
The ProMaster models come with a class-exclusive front-wheel-drive system as well as best-in-class features like turning radius, standard interior cargo height, load-floor height, cargo width between wheel wells, and maximum cargo width.
Ram ProMaster features up to 6,910 pounds of towing capability and a best-in-class 4,680 pounds of payload.
“Ram ProMaster continues to evolve as we listen and respond to customer input, and delivers an unmatched combination of advanced connectivity, interior comfort, refinement, and safety features,” says Mike Koval Jr., Ram Brand CEO — Stellantis. “Ram Commercial continues to focus solely on building the best trucks and commercial vans that allow us to deliver confidence for hardworking people every day, no matter their line of work.”
Available in 18 configurations, including two roof heights, three wheelbases, and four vehicle lengths resulting in cargo lengths of 8-feet, 10-feet, 12-feet, and 13.5-feet, the 2022 Ram ProMaster will be available on dealer lots in the fourth quarter of 2021.
In turn, Ram Commercial will introduce a battery-electric ProMaster in 2023 in response to customer demand. More information will be available at a later date.
For 2022, ProMaster includes the most safety features ever offered on Ram’s full-size commercial van with standard safety features like Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning, Crosswind Assist, rear backup camera with dynamic gridlines, post collision braking, Drowsiness Detection, Traffic Sign Recognition, push-button starter, keyless entry (all doors), and an electric parking brake.
Optional safety features include Intelligent Speed Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Sign Information, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Active Drive Assist system, front parking sensors, auto high-beams and cornering function fog lamps, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
An additional safety and security feature, available on 2022 Ram ProMaster, is 360-degree Surround View camera. The system offers 360-degree, bird’s-eye views of the vehicle and its surroundings, enhanced by dynamic gridlines displayed on a 7-inch or 10-inch digital touchscreen.
The available digital rearview mirror displays video in real time in all driving modes from a rear-facing camera and can be turned off to revert back to a traditional reflective mirror. The digital rearview mirror is available on all ProMaster models and provides an unobstructed rear view that enhances safety and reduces downtime.
Active Driving Assist provides Level 2 (L2) automated driving capability and affirms the company’s march toward an autonomous future. The 2022 Ram ProMaster is available with class-exclusive Active Driving Assist for hands-on-wheel and eyes-on-road automated driving using lane centering with adaptive cruise control. The system uses multiple sensors, including radars and cameras to dictate appropriate roads for the technology.
As a segment disrupter, the Uconnect 5 with a 10-inch touchscreen leads the way in technology, featuring split-screen capability and content from SiriusXM with 360L. The all-new Uconnect 5 system is five times faster than the system it replaces, featuring Wi-Fi capability and up to five individual user profiles. This new system brings flexibility that allows for ProMaster to continuously evolve and offer new content, features and services.
The Uconnect 5 system offers more connected services and features for unmatched ease of use. The suite of system highlights includes:
- 7- and 10-inch reconfigurable touchscreen displays featuring split-screen capability for dual application operation
- Fully customizable home screen for quick access to frequently used features and one-touch operation
- Five user profiles – customizable music preferences, apps, mirror angles and climate comfort levels
- Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Alexa In-Vehicle Assistant allows for remote vehicle start-up, can lock or unlock the doors, play music, add items to the to-do list, check news, weather, traffic and sports scores in real time
- Simultaneous connectivity for two Bluetooth-enabled phones
- Expanded connected services (Uconnect Market, Uconnect mobile app)
- SiriusXM 360L platform and Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora
- TomTom navigation with predictive search, natural speak and live traffic updates
- Maps over-the-air (OTA) updates at the push of a button for Uconnect NAV system
- 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot to connect up to eight wireless devices
Functionality is enhanced for front-row passengers with an available wireless charging pad and connectivity ports that are configured for quick recognition. The 2022 Ram ProMaster features two USB outlets (one fully functional, one charge-only) plus standard dual USB Type C ports that allow devices to charge up to four times faster. An optional 115-volt/150-watt outlet sits right below the USBs.
Additional fleet-friendly technology includes Ram Telematics that enables vehicle tracking and driver behavior data to help reduce fuel costs, improve route efficiency and promote safe driving. Ram Telematics also offers real-time vehicle diagnostics and performance data.
The new, standard Telematics Module enables nearly 50 service functions on ProMaster, including Firmware Over the Air (FOTA) updates, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, Alexa & Google Home-to-Vehicle Assistant and Apps Over the Air (AOTA).
The 2022 Ram ProMaster also features a standard 3.5-inch driver information display in the instrument cluster. Fuel gauge and digital coolant temperature display are strategically placed for easy reference while driving, and the sharp, crisp display is easily customizable to showcase preset information of the driver’s choice.
The driver can customize the reconfigurable 3.5-inch driver information display touchscreen by scrolling through menus using the steering-wheel-mounted controls. Available menus include speedometer, vehicle information, fuel economy, trip, information, audio, stored messages, screen setup and settings, and turn-by-turn navigation, if the vehicle is equipped with navigation.
In addition to the standard 3.5-inch driver information display, the 2022 Ram ProMaster features an available 7-inch, full-color information display. This reconfigurable display enables the driver to personalize information inside the instrument cluster. The display is designed to visually communicate information, using graphics and text, quickly and easily.
The driver information display offers a wide range of customization options, from basic speed readout to specific vehicle status information. Operation of the display is clearly communicated to users with easy-to-understand icons and instructions. Using buttons on the steering wheel, drivers can customize the screen with as much as or as little information as they desire. The intuitive system can be arranged for a variety of views.
Once the main screen is chosen, it becomes the default setting, remembering the user’s selection upon restarting the vehicle. Vehicle concerns are instantly reported to the driver via pop-up warning messages on the display. Vehicle messages are automatically stored so a driver can review the message at their convenience.
Ram is part of the portfolio of brands offered by Stellantis. For more information, visit www.stellantis.com.