Ram and Fiat Professional announce plans for new trucks, vans starting in 2015
In 2016 will come the next-generation Fiorino, a small cargo van sold in markets outside the US as a Fiat, as the Citroën Nemo and Peugeot Bipper. The European and South American markets will also get a new midsize pickup that same year.
Bigland's goal for Ram Trucks and Ram commercial is just a touch more ambitious: "Build the best pickup trucks and commercial vehicles in the industry" and increase NAFTA-market sales from 463,000 in 2013 to 620,000 in 2018. The waypoints along that road include a refresh for the Ram 1500 in 2015 and then a brand new 1500 to come two years later in 2017. Bracketing that, a refresh for the Heavy Duty lineup happens in 2016, and two years later it will also get an all-new generation.
In the same timeframe the commercial models will get called in for a mix of updates. The ProMaster gets fitted for a diesel – a different oil-burning powerplant than the 3.0-liter in the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel – later this year. The ProMaster City also bows in Q4 of this year, and you can see a rendering of its face that we caught during the presentation. The Ram Chassis Cab is due for a minor update in 2016, major updates headed for both the Ram Commercial Light Duty line in 2017 and the Heavy Duty and Chassis Cab line in 2018.
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