For the 2019 model year, Ram has increased both payload capability and towing capability for its ProMaster.
Ram has also updated the exterior appearance of its Ram ProMaster and ProMaster City vans. The most notable visual cues are the redesign of both vans’ front fascias, which now integrate the “RAM” grille theme carried over from the pickup line.
“Ram has taken a larger presence in the commercial vehicle market with the help of our Ram ProMaster and Ram ProMaster City,” says Mike Manley, head of Ram Brand – FCA. “Our van offerings answer the key segment demands with class-exclusive features, greater capability, and low total cost of ownership.”
Ram ProMaster and ProMaster City also share additional fleet-friendly technologies including telematics. Ram Telematics, powered by Verizon Connect, allows for tracking vehicle and driver behavior data to help save money on fuel, improve route efficiency, and promote safe driving. The new system also offers real-time vehicle diagnostics and performance data.
In addition, the full-size Ram ProMaster will offer a 30 percent increase in towing capacity, up to 6,800 pounds. To enhance the new towing weights, a new trailer-tow group is available, adding a Class IV receiver hitch with four- and seven-pin wiring harness.
Upfitter-friendly technology for Ram ProMaster includes a vehicle system interface module (VSIM) with 13 inputs and 41 outputs (54 total). The VSIM feature gives upfitters quick and reliable connections to vehicle systems. New optional interior LED lighting is 20 times brighter, and offers integrated motion sensors for added convenience.
Ram ProMaster’s best-in-class features include standard 280 horsepower with 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine paired with a proven six-speed automatic transmission, a turning diameter, cargo width between wheel walls, and maximum cargo width.