ProMaster Van Production Gets Underway By Ram
The production of the 2014 Ram ProMaster has been announced and is well underway at in Coahuilla, Mexico at the Saltillo Assembly Plant of the company. The plant was chosen as it lies in twointersecting free trade zones. You can expect the trucks to arrive in US dealerships sometime in the third quarter of this year. The high end features are sure to appeal to commercial customers. This is the latest addition to the popular vehicle lineup by Ram. The company plans to expand its, full-size van segment that is made especially for the commercial customer with some of the best-in-class features.
Ram engineers have now started working on the American needs. The front-wheel-drive Fiat Ducato will be the first product that has been jointly developed by Ram Truck and Fiat Professional. ProMaster will be available in different configurations. One can pick from 3 wheelbases, low and high roofs and different versions of cutaway, cargo van and chassis cab. You will find it much superior to any other vehicle in the American-market for both fuel efficiency and cargo capacity. Ram is the first to introduce a V6 gasengine version of the van. The three capacity ranges in ProMaster range from 1500, 2500, and 3500.The ProMaster offers a maximum payload of 5,145 pound and a top towing capacity of 5,100. The gross weight rating stands at 12,500 pounds while the highest payload is around 3,470 pounds.
The price of 2014 Ram ProMaster will start at $26,530 and the high end model in the range sits at $36,150 with 159-inch wheelbase and high roof. ProMaster is based on the Fiat Ducato that is new into production for more than three decades. Mexico is an important free trade zone in North and South America and this is important for commercial vehicles that avoid the higher import taxes in the U.S.