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    2015 Ram ProMaster City To Start At $24,125


    • How Much For That Ram ProMaster City In The Window?


    The burgeoning compact cargo van marketplace will soon have a new entrant. In a few weeks, Ram dealers will be getting the 2015 Ram ProMaster City and the truck manufacturer has revealed pricing for it. The ProMaster City will start at $24,125 (includes a $995 destination charge) for the base cargo van version, and $25,125 for the ProMaster City Wagon. There is an up-level SLT model for both versions which adds $1,525 to the price.

    The Ram ProMaster City comes with the 2.4L Tigershark inline-four with 178 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque, and is paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy numbers for the ProMaster City are 21 City/29 Highway/24 Combined.

    "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. Customers can look to Ram Commercial for a full line of trucks and vans that set the standard for cost of ownership and innovation," said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO of the Ram Truck Brand.

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    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.comor you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

    Press Release is on Page 2


    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

    November 12, 2014, Auburn Hills, Mich. - 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 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.

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    Another entry to what looks to be a very hot segment. 

     

    Interesting though that the Ram C/V Tradesman (née Dodge Caravan Cargo) is actually $3,000 less than the Promaster City.  Arguably, unless you have a both need for small footprint and you're extremely MPG sensitive, the Ram C/V Tradesman is probably a better buy.

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    Ram full size new vans are sure selling as I have seen many in the last week here in Seattle.

     

    They have a nice advantage over the Econolines and Sprinter in that they have lower load floors that are completely flat.  Both of the engines are pretty decent too.

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