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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.

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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 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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It is a bit homely and utilitarian, isn't it? The cross-hatch grille does butch up the Ram versions a bit, I suppose.

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Let me get this straight... this is a FRONT-WHEEL DRIVE cab and chassis work van? :huh:

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

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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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      Ram 1500
      The 2020 Ram 1500 is the no-compromise benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency and convenience with features never before offered in a pickup. The Ram 1500 features up to 12,750 pounds of towing capability (5.7-liter HEMI V-8) and 2,300 pounds of payload. Ram’s eTorque mild hybrid system delivers improved fuel efficiency in both V-6 (standard) and V-8 configurations. As a segment disrupter, the new Uconnect 4C with a massive 12-inch touchscreen leads the pickup world in technology, featuring split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views and exclusive content from SiriusXM with 360L. Active safety and security systems include adaptive cruise control, Forward Collision Warning, Blind-spot Monitoring and Ready Alert Braking. Class-leading ride and handling is accomplished via a class-exclusive link-coil rear suspension system with optional Active-level four-corner air suspension. The 2020 Ram 1500 also features twice the interior storage capacity versus the competition.
       
      Unsurpassed powertrain warranty – five years/100,000 miles
      The 2020 Ram 1500 is backed with a five-year /100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. The powertrain-limited warranty covers the cost of all parts and labor needed to repair a covered powertrain component – engine, transmission and drive system.
       
      The standard three-year/36,000-mile Basic Limited Warranty provides bumper-to-bumper coverage for the Ram 1500, from the body to the electrical system.
       
      Manufacturing
      The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is built at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) in Sterling Heights, Michigan.
       
      About Ram Truck Brand
      In 2009, the Ram Truck brand launched as a stand-alone division, focused on meeting the demands of truck buyers and delivering benchmark-quality vehicles.
       
      That focus leads Ram to design the industry’s most innovative, award-winning trucks, emphasizing durability, strength, technology and efficiency.
       
      With a full lineup of trucks, including ProMaster and ProMaster City vans, the Ram brand builds trucks that get the hard work done and families where they need to go. From the no-compromise Ram 1500 that defines the future of pickup trucks with innovative design, the highest quality materials and class-exclusive technology, to the Ram Heavy Duty which combines the ability to out-power, out-tow and out-haul every single competitor with the segment’s most comfortable ride and handling, Ram is committed to product leadership.
       
      Ram continues to outperform the competition and sets the benchmarks for: Most powerful: 1,000 lb.-ft of torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel Highest towing capacity: 35,100 lbs. with Ram 3500 Heaviest payloads: 7,680 lbs. with Ram 3500 Most luxurious: Ram Limited with real wood, real leather and 12-inch Uconnect touchscreen Best ride and handling with exclusive link coil rear and auto-level air suspensions Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab Most capable full-size off-road pickup – Ram Power Wagon Most-awarded light-duty truck in America Highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup Over the last 30 years, Ram has the highest percentage of pickups still on the road
      Giving maximum effort all day, every day with confidence, the Ram Truck lineup steps forward with the full force of modern capability providing confidence-inspiring features and class-exclusive vehicle safety.
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      The Ram Classic could live on indefinitely as long as it make business sense says FCA CEO Michael Manley.  At an investors meeting, Manley suggested that it might even get an update. Ram recently introduced a new Warlock package on the 1500 Classic, indicating their willingness to invest in the aging platform.
      Ram currently doesn't have a mid-size offering in its stable, and without one on the horizon, the Ram 1500 Classic fills the niche of a lower priced truck.  The base Tradesman model rings up at $29,340 and can be configured all the way up to a Big Horn with a 5.7 liter Hemi V8 at $46,240. That contrasts with the new Ram 1500 which starts at $35,135.
      One thing keeping the Classic around has done is allowed the RAM to creep ahead of the Chevrolet Silverado in the truck sales race, moving to the number two spot in market share for this class of truck. 
       

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    • By Drew Dowdell
      The Ram Classic could live on indefinitely as long as it make business sense says FCA CEO Michael Manley.  At an investors meeting, Manley suggested that it might even get an update. Ram recently introduced a new Warlock package on the 1500 Classic, indicating their willingness to invest in the aging platform.
      Ram currently doesn't have a mid-size offering in its stable, and without one on the horizon, the Ram 1500 Classic fills the niche of a lower priced truck.  The base Tradesman model rings up at $29,340 and can be configured all the way up to a Big Horn with a 5.7 liter Hemi V8 at $46,240. That contrasts with the new Ram 1500 which starts at $35,135.
      One thing keeping the Classic around has done is allowed the RAM to creep ahead of the Chevrolet Silverado in the truck sales race, moving to the number two spot in market share for this class of truck. 
       
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