• Jul 16, 2013
Ram has brought the configurator online for all sizes of its new ProMaster van, known to the rest of the world as the Fiat Ducato. Destined to take on the new Ford Transit and Nissan NV, the ProMaster is available in three sizes - 1500, 2500, and 3500.

Once a size has been chosen, the world is your oyster. We could (probably) spend the rest of our day with this configurator and not repeat a build once. Each truck can be had in different styles ranging from windowed van to cargo hauler to cutaway truck, while buyers can also choose from a number of wheelbases and roof heights.

Add to that an options sheet that's almost Porsche-like in length, and you get a van that can be completely customized to the needs of your business. Check out all three configurators at the following links: 1500, 2500 and 3500.


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      FuelToTheFire
      • 1 Year Ago
      Euro full size vans like these are beyond dumb. The E series is a much better vehicle in every way possible. The Euro vans are simply too big and unwieldy. The E series is much more maneuverable than the Promaster or other vans. The Euro vans are also ridiculously expensive compared to the E series. An E seizes is much more capable than the Euro vans, and can tow more and have a higher payload because of its rugged body on frame construction. The European vans are also painfully slow. There is a reason why American vans come with V8s. The diesel in this thing has a pathetic 170 hp, and even the Pentastar's power isn't very good. If Chrysler had any sense at all, they would make a new Ram Van, but keep the basic concept the same. They should have used the Ram's platform and packed a 5.7 with 350 hp, a 6.4 with 400 hp, and perhaps the V10 from the Viper( Ford used a V10 too in the E series for people who wanted more torque) Also, this thing is FRONT WHEEL DRIVE! Nowhere near as rugged as a traditional American van, and most likely down on ruggedness, flexibility, durability, payload capacity, and towing capacity ( things van drivers actually take into consideration when buying such a vehicle)- the same categories which tradtiional RWD body on frame vans excel at. Just because it drives like a girl's truck and it has a soft touch interior doesn't mean it's the ideal truck. The Nissan NV, IMO, is the leader of this class. It brings ud-to date technology and keeps traditional values.
        gen_eric1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        The smallest ProMaster has a shorter wheelbase and overall length then the E-Serries and is only 7 inches taller and 3.3 inches wider so to say they too big and unwieldy is simple wrong. Plus the Europeans seem to get around in them just fine on their generally much smaller roads.
        aatbloke1967
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        European vans of this ilk are simply more efficient, are used the world over, and are adaptable to an enormous variety of applications. Interesting they're finally ousting the dinosaurs of North America.
        rsholland
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        The E-Series is a dinosaur. It's day has long past. The Fiat Ducato is one of the most popular vans in Europe. So now it comes here badged as the Ram ProMaster. I hope it and the new Ford Transit do well.
        rbnhd1144
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        Blah blah blahhhhh, the same old rant that makes no sense, Isnt it time you ordered an Econolne or Express before they are gone.
        2006sprinter316
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        FuelToTheFire you are IDIOT take your stupid American head out of your ASS and test drive some of this vans!!!
      • 1 Year Ago
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        Neez
        • 1 Year Ago
        This is a work van, it's not supposed to look cool. And $33k is $3k-$4k cheaper than the mercedes sprinter VAN, so what's your point?
        aatbloke1967
        • 1 Year Ago
        Wouldn't you be better off utilising your summer break playing outside with your friends?
      The Wasp
      • 1 Year Ago
      Man that thing is ugly. I know it doesn't really matter for a lot of commercial buyers but the giant grey plastic bumper-grille is hideous.
        dukeisduke
        • 1 Year Ago
        @The Wasp
        There must be some new law, because the Ford Transit is ugly, too.
      DetroitWhat!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not sure how FWD will do with some commercial customers!
        rsholland
        • 1 Year Ago
        @DetroitWhat!
        Commercial customers have been using them in Europe for years.
      Steve
      • 1 Year Ago
      OK. First, glad that Ram has this new van. Now, bring in the smaller vans to compete with the Transit and Chevy Nissan van. Then, it will need a new nose that says RAM! Next makeover for the US and other markets where the RAM van will be sold. The new Cherokee needs a major face lift. It needs the JEEP look and fast.
        Bill Burke
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Steve
        I agreed with everything up until you commented on the Cherokee. I don't expect to change your mind (OK maybe a little, see it in person first) but lots of folks, like myself, really are taken by the new Cherokee's styling. Jeep fully expects the Cherokee to be a sales success and given all that the Cherokee brings to the crossover SUV market, I'd agree with that expectation. Let's see how things play out and whether or not enough people judge Cherokee by more than it's innovative, all be it polarizing styling.
      luigi.tony
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice to see FIAT turning their company around.
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      That massive front black bumper looks like a giant beard of a man who has not shaven in a while.
      Bill Burke
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is a market where the once vaulted (Dodge) Ram was a major player, if not a dominant player, where Ram has had no presence in years. With the growing respect, acceptance and sales of the Ram pickup, it is obvious that the Chrysler Group has made the right decision to separate Ram from Dodge and allow their engineers to focus on the truck market. With international implications, and Fiat's global sales network, Ram needs to be creative and competitive with far more global inhanced product than they are presently offering. Ram is ready to make serious gains in sales once these vans hit the market. The market will not just come back to Ram because of it's history, cleverly lead by it's pickup reputation, Ram will have to reinvent a whole new niche for itself. I would also agree that the Fiat adopted vans need more of an identity statement in styling cues, but for now it's the product and it's varied applications and design advantages over the competition is what currently matters. Ram is Chrysler's opportunity to exploit a large global market with an international flare. This offering looks promising. More Rams please.
      churchmotor
      • 1 Year Ago
      So my question, where is this Fiat built?
        Zach Kaplan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @churchmotor
        It is built in Mexico just like the US market Fiat 500.
          Zach Kaplan
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Zach Kaplan
          Specifically the Saltillo Van Assembly Plant in Coahuilla, Mexico. See: http://www.hardworkingtrucks.com/ram-begins-production-of-promaster-van/
      ebn.hahn
      • 1 Year Ago
      Heavy Duty!!?? A flimzy front Wheel drive Van Cannot and should nt be in same sentence as Heavy Duty......
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