The Ram Commercial division of Stellantis in Auburn Hills revealed Wednesday its new 2023 Ram ProMaster at the National Truck Equipment Association’s (NTEA) Work Truck Week trade show in Indianapolis.
Aimed at the largest commercial customer categories — vocational and delivery use — the new ProMaster is a full-size van designed for businesses, construction jobsites, and commercial fleets. It will be available on dealer lots in the third quarter of 2022.
“Ram ProMaster continues to evolve as we listen and respond to commercial customer input, and the 2023 model is a culmination of that effort,” says Mike Koval Jr., CEO of the Ram brand for Stellantis. “Now available in three roof heights and featuring a broad array of safety, advanced technology, and connectivity features, Ram ProMaster delivers confidence for hardworking people every day, no matter their line of work.”
Cargo-handling capability is the number one consideration for van buyers, and ProMaster includes what it the automaker calls best-in-class features like cargo volume, 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.
It is designed to be a purpose-built, highly customizable van and is available in 19 configurations, including three roof heights, three wheelbases, and four vehicle lengths resulting in cargo lengths of 8 feet, 10 feet, 12 feet, and 13.5 feet.
New for 2023 is the segment exclusive rear roll-up door to satisfy the cargo loading and unloading required for vocational and delivery customers alike. The roll-up door is constructed with anodized aluminum for weight optimization and durability to meet high duty cycles.
The new Ram ProMaster also features the next-generation 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine and is paired to a TorqueFlite nine-speed automatic transmission. This combination produces 276 horsepower and 250 lb.-ft. of torque. All ProMaster models come with a front-wheel-drive system.
Ram Commercial will introduce a battery-electric ProMaster in 2023 with Amazon as its first customer.
Exterior design features include standard halogen or available LED headlights and fog lights with improved designs and durability. The three-piece front fascia was constructed with the headlights positioned out of the low-speed collision zone. A modular bumper with integrated step to assist in changing wiper blades and cleaning the windshield also is standard.
Other exterior enhancements for 2023 include an optional Black Appearance Package that features a black grille, badges, and alloy wheels. A new black machined face or a silver wheel also are available. Additionally, two new exterior colors join the lineup for 2023: Ceramic Gray and Spitfire Orange.
The new 2023 ProMaster includes the most standard safety features ever offered on Ram’s full-size commercial van, including:
- 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)
- Electric parking brake
Optional safety features include:
- Parallel and perpendicular park assist
- 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
- Cornering function fog lamps
- Rain-sensing windshield wipers