Ram Begins Production of 2014 ProMaster Van

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July 15, 2013 by   Leave a Comment

Ram ProMaster van

Ram Truck this week started production of its newest commercial vehicle, the 2014 ProMaster van, according to Chrysler Group LLC. reported that the Auburn Hills, Mich.-based automaker is producing the vehicle, which debuted at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show in February, at its Saltillo Van Assembly Plant in Coahuilla in Mexico.

The Fiat Ducato-based large van is available in a gasoline-fueled 3.6-liter V6 and a “torque-laden,” I-4 EcoDiesel engine, which generates peak torque of 295 lb.-ft. at 1,400 rpm, according to the company. The engines are paired, respectively, with a proven six-speed automatic transmission and an electronically controlled six-speed automated manual.

The new large van is expected to be a direct competitor of Ford’s new lineup of commercial vans, including the full-size 2014 Transit Connect and Transit, which also offers a diesel engine option.

The ProMaster is available in an array of cabs and lengths, starting at about $26,000 for the ProMaster Cutaway.

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