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    Ram ProMaster To Start At $27,025 For Chassis Cab, $29,625 For Cargo Van



    By William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    March 6, 2013

    Ram has gone ahead and announced pricing for the new 2014 ProMaster van lineup due later this year. The lowest priced ProMaster you can get is the ProMaster 3500 chassis cab cutaway with a 136-inch wheelbase is the $27,025 (includes $995 destination charge). A ProMaster 1500 Cargo van starts at $29,625.

    While Ram announced pricing for fourteen different versions of the ProMaster, what they didn't announce is the pricing for the EcoDiesel engine and the six-speed automated manual transmission powertrain combo and if it would be available in all models. That will likely come later down the road.

    Source: Ram

    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.

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    Ram Truck Brand Announces Pricing for All-new 2014 Ram ProMaster Van Lineup

    -Ram ProMaster pricing starts at $26,030 plus destination for Cutaway Chassis Cab

    -All-new 2014 Ram ProMaster lineup offers a list of key best-in-class features including fuel economy, cargo capacity and total cost of ownership

    -Ram Truck Brand features best powertrain warranty in segment: 5 years / 100,000 miles

    -2014 Ram ProMaster offers outstanding uptime, commercial-grade diesel and gas powertrain systems, front-wheel-drive capability and the only automated manual transmission in segment

    -Ram Commercial incorporates a dedicated team including sales, marketing, product development and world-class customer support

    -Ram Commercial offers exclusive pre- and post-sale solutions with BusinessLink and On the Job customer service programs

    Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC today announced pricing for the all-new 2014 Ram ProMaster Cutaway, Chassis Cab and Cargo Van models. Prices start at $26,030, $26,530 and $28,630, respectively, not including $995 destination. Ram ProMaster vans have a targeted list of best-in-class claims and the best powertrain warranty in the industry: 5 years/100,000 miles.

    "The latest addition to the Ram Commercial division, our 2014 Ram ProMaster is an incredible value and contributes to a one-stop shop experience for customers looking for a full-line of commercial-duty Ram trucks and vans," said Fred Diaz, President and CEO - Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico, Chrysler Group LLC. "The ProMaster focuses on principal segment demands with best-in-class features, quality, durability, capability and low total cost of ownership."

    ProMaster boasts numerous best-in-class features that are appreciated by the hard-working customers of Ram's new van to deliver a proven solution for businesses and fleets:

    -Fuel economy

    -Cargo capacity

    -Payload

    -Total cost of ownership

    -Turning radius

    -Interior ceiling height

    -Step-in height

    Joined by the 2014 Ram C/V, the 2014 Ram ProMaster targets countless businesses in a variety of industries, including service and repairs, construction, transportation/shipping, large-medium-small businesses and agriculture. The economy has incurred pent-up demand to replace aging commercial vans and vehicles that are no longer offered in the market. This has created an opportunity and the ProMaster will be an attractive choice with a variety of capable and efficient models ready for any job.

    Timing of Ram ProMaster launch aligns with the recent announcement of Ram Commercial, a new division of the Ram Truck brand to meet the unique requirements of commercial customers. With the entire auto industry growing by two million units year over year in 2012, and further growth expected in 2013, commercial business is key as it represents about one quarter of the total U.S. sales volume.

    Top reasons for purchase in the segment:

    -Value

    -Quality, reliability, dependability

    -Cargo space and payload

    -Total cost of ownership

    Ram Commercial is tapping into Fiat Professional, one of the largest producers of commercial vehicles in the entire world, offering more than 110 years of experience. That knowledge will help the Ram Commercial enter new segments and expand its product line. The new 2014 Ram ProMaster is based on the front-wheel-drive Fiat Ducato, which is now in its third generation with more than 4.5 million sold worldwide. The Ducato platform offers Ram a proven, award-winning workhorse with an incredible combination of durability, value, efficiency, and capability like no other in its class. Additionally, the ProMaster is the only offering in its competitive set to provide both a chassis cab and cutaway from the factory.

    2014 Ram ProMaster Pricing

    ProMaster 1500 Cargo Van 118-inch wheelbase low roof - $28,630

    ProMaster 1500 Cargo Van 136-inch wheelbase low roof - $29,520

    ProMaster 1500 Cargo Van 118-inch wheelbase high roof - $30,520

    ProMaster 2500 Cargo Van 136-inch wheelbase high roof - $31,520

    ProMaster 2500 Cargo Van 159-inch wheelbase high roof - $32,875

    ProMaster 2500 Window-equipped Cargo Van 159-inch wheelbase high roof - $33,255

    ProMaster 3500 Cargo Van 159-inch wheelbase high roof - $35,350

    ProMaster 3500 Cargo Van 159-inch wheelbase high roof extended body - $36,150

    ProMaster 3500 Chassis Cab Cutaway 136-inch wheelbase - $26,030

    ProMaster 3500 Chassis Cab Cutaway 159-inch wheelbase - $26,435

    ProMaster 3500 Chassis Cab Cutaway 159-inch wheelbase extended frame - $26,935

    ProMaster 3500 Chassis Cab 136-inch wheelbase - $26,530

    ProMaster 3500 Chassis Cab 159-inch wheelbase - $26,935

    ProMaster 3500 Chassis Cab 159-inch wheelbase extended frame - $27,435

    *Note: Prices don't include a $995 destination charge.

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    14 choices?

    That's how many are listed...wheelbase, roof height, and window variations. Alas, they don't have the interesting pickup and double cab pickup versions that Europe gets.

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    might need to do an analysis up against the Econoline, Transit, Savanna/Safari, and whatever the Nissan is called.

    NV.

    I'm surprised Toyota hasn't gotten in on this action yet...

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    I see a few of these 'high-top' vans (the nissan, for EX) on the road, and I study them, trying to figure out what all that vertical space could possibly be used for.
    The best answer I could come up with was; helium balloon delivery van.

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    I see a few of these 'high-top' vans (the nissan, for EX) on the road, and I study them, trying to figure out what all that vertical space could possibly be used for.

    The best answer I could come up with was; helium balloon delivery van.

    Content that is too long/tall to fit vertically in a normal height van.

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    I see a few of these 'high-top' vans (the nissan, for EX) on the road, and I study them, trying to figure out what all that vertical space could possibly be used for.

    The best answer I could come up with was; helium balloon delivery van.

    Sheets of drywall/plywood. Not useful for a home builder of course, but a smaller contractor who only needs a dozen or so at a time and needs to keep them dry....

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    But those all fit horizontally; there is no need to store them vertically. Just looked at nissan's NV site, interior cargo length is 120", the high roof's height is only 76", which is 2 feet short of a sheet of drywall. It'd have to be at least 10" taller than 96 in order to turn it vertical inside. It's not for that.

    They have an admirable selection of interior-outfitting options, but none of them (shelving/ storage) extend higher than the standard-roof height of the van (the height of the glass in the vehicle).

    Again- bragging rights WRT interior cubic volume... for delivering balloons, is about all I can see it used for.

    Seems to make much more sense to split the difference with the standard roof (interior height : 56") and make it about 70" tall inside- that would allow average-height folk to stand up inside. Curious.

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    Maybe a lot of ex pro basketball players become deliverymen and require a tall van. :) I've seen many of these types of vans out and about whilst in Europe on holiday in the past, never stopped to inquire as to the content in one, though.

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    The tall van is 76", that's only 6'4"; on the short side for BB players in general, no?

    Ah, shorter than I thought..not even tall enough for dfelt to walk around...I figured it was more like 8 feet inside.

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      2017 MAZDA CX-5 PRICED FROM MSRP OF $24,045
      Mazda’s Best-Selling Compact Crossover SUV a Remarkable Value with Segment-Exclusive Standard and Available Technologies IRVINE, Calif. (March 8, 2017) – The previous Mazda CX-5 ended its tenure as a compact crossover SUV segment favorite, winning the praise of automotive critics and the hearts of consumers. CX-5 became Mazda’s best-selling vehicle in the U.S. Its successor, the all-new 2017 CX-5, will arrive in late March at dealerships nationwide with a starting MSRP of $24,045, building on the momentum that has made the model an unequivocal hit.
      The 2017 CX-5 hits a sweet spot in the compact crossover SUV segment for its refinement, quality, craftsmanship, design, efficiency, safety and dynamics among a long list of other reasons. No matter which trim level is selected, CX-5 also represents a remarkable value.
      The entry CX-5 Sport trim features 17-inch alloy wheels, black cloth-upholstered seats, cruise control, air conditioning, power windows, power mirrors, pushbutton starter, LED headlights, variable intermittent windshield wipers, carpeted floor mats, a 40:20:40 split-folding rear seat, Smart City Brake Support and power door locks. Additionally, CX-5 comes standard with MAZDA CONNECTTM, which pairs a 7-inch color touchscreen- and Commander-control-knob-operated infotainment display that incorporates AM/FM/HD radio, vehicle diagnostics, a backup camera, Bluetooth phone and audio integration and two USB ports for phone connectivity and charging.
      CX-5 Touring adds a six-way power driver’s seat, leatherette seating surfaces with Lux Suede inserts, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, heated front seats, rear privacy glass, auto-leveling LED headlights, a six-speaker audio system, Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter handle, illuminated vanity mirrors, a rear center armrest, rear HVAC vents, dual-zone climate control, rear USB ports and a reclining rear bench seat.
      Further building on CX-5 Touring is the Preferred Equipment Package, which includes a BOSE® 10-speaker audio system with CenterPoint 2 and AudioPilot 2, a power glass moonroof, power liftgate, navigation, auto-dimming mirrors with Homelink and auto on/off headlights. Customers can also opt for the Touring i-ACTIVSENSE Package on top of the Preferred Equipment Package, adding High Beam Control, Lane-Departure Warning, Lane-Keep Assist, Mazda Radar Cruise Control and Smart Brake Support.
      Adding greater levels of equipment yet is CX-5 Grand Touring, adopting black or parchment leather seating surfaces, 19-inch alloy wheels, eight-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support, SiriusXM satellite radio, rain-sensing wipers and heated exterior mirrors. Other additions include Adaptive Front-lighting system, LED fog lights and LED tail lights. Finally, CX-5 Grand Touring’s Premium Package comes with a windshield-projected Active Driving Display with Traffic Sign Recognition, a power front passenger seat, heated rear outboard seats, heated steering wheel and windshield wiper de-icer.
      All models come standard with the SKYACTIV-G 2.5 engine and six-speed SKYACTIV-DRIVE automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, with Mazda’s predictive i-ACTIV all-wheel drive available on all trim levels.
      MSRP FOR ALL MODELS IS AS FOLLOWS:
      Model/Trim Package Front-Wheel Drive i-ACTIV AWD CX-5 Sport $24,045 $25,345 CX-5 Touring $25,915 $27,215 •Touring Preferred Equipment Package $780 $780 •Touring  
      i-ACTIVSENSE Package
      $625 $625 CX-5 Grand Touring $29,395 $30,695 •Grand Touring Premium Package $1,830 $1,830  
      AVAILABLE PREMIUM PAINT COLORS:
      Soul Red Crystal $595 Machine Gray Metallic (CX-5 Touring and Grand Touring models only) $300 Snowflake White Pearl Mica $200  

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