What's new on the 2019 Ram ProMaster Vans?
Posted on March 11, 2020
Whether you seek a compact delivery van or a Class 2 truck with best-in-class cargo capabilities, RamProMasters are your best choice
Capability and affordable cost of ownership are the primary purchase considerations for commercial customers purchasing delivery vehicles. For the 2019 model year, Ram has upped the ante with increases in both payload capability and towing capability for Ram ProMaster, while also updating the exterior appearance of the Ram ProMaster and ProMaster City vans.
Fleet-friendly technologies shared between the Ram ProMaster and ProMaster City, includes Ram Telematics, powered by Verizon Connect, allow for tracking vehicle and driver behavior data to help save money on fuel, improve route efficiency, and promote safe driving. Additionally, the new system offers real-time vehicle diagnostics and performance data to better plan for off-line services.
What's New in the 2019 Ram ProMaster
Three new models are added to the 2019 Ram ProMaster line in a segment where offering the right-sized vehicle is an important customer consideration. Models now include ProMaster 2500 Cargo Van 136-inch wheelbase low roof, ProMaster 3500 Cargo Van 136-inch wheelbase low roof, and ProMaster 3500 Cargo Van 136-inch wheelbase high roof. Polycarbonate side rear windows are now available on high-roof models, as are side rear windows with steel grates on low-roof models.
Ram engineers have also built on the Ram ProMaster load carrying capability with increases in payload, as much as 240 lbs., to a maximum of 4680 lbs., the highest payload of any Class 2 cargo van on the market today. In fact, Ram ProMaster has the highest available standard payload in the segment in all three payload classes, with the ProMaster 1500 at 4,000 lbs., and the ProMaster 2500 at 4230 lbs.
A new Trailer-tow Group is available, adding a Class IV receiver hitch with four- and seven-pin wiring harness to accommodate the 30 percent increase in towing capacity - up to 6,800 pounds in the Ram ProMaster.
2019 Ram ProMaster Technical Features
Available in 18 configurations, the ProMaster is Ram Commercial's entry for the Class 2 full-size van segment. The 2019 Ram ProMaster full-size van benefits from an exclusive front-wheel-drive system, Standard 280 horsepower with 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine paired with a proven six-speed automatic transmission, which reduces weight and complexity by locating all components beneath the cab. This keeps the best-in-class cargo-load-floor and step-in heights low. It also assists in low-traction surfaces, like snow, since there is always weight on the front wheels to help provide traction.
The Ram ProMaster is designed and engineered for functionality. The result is a purpose-built, highly customizable van designed to exceed the demands of upfitters. Upfitter-friendly technology for Ram ProMaster includes a Vehicle System Interface Module (VSIM) with 13 inputs and 41 outputs (54 total). The VSIM feature gives upfitters quick and reliable connections to vehicle systems. New optional interior LED lighting is 20 times brighter and offers integrated motion sensors for added convenience.
About the 2019 Ram ProMaster City
The 2019 Class 1 Ram ProMaster City offers modern styling and professional appeal in a compact, capable package. ProMaster City delivers to customer versatility and a low total cost of ownership. The smaller of the two vans offered from Ram is available in two-seat Tradesman cargo van and five-seat passenger wagon configurations in two different trims, Tradesman and SLT.
The Ram ProMaster City offers owners and operates a list of best-in-class features, including an 1835 lb. payload, 131.7 cubic feet of cargo volume, a 178 horsepower engine developing 174 lb-ft of torque matched to a smooth-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission that offers a 448-mile driving range with the standard engine. Built on a 122.4 inch wheelbase the Ram ProMaster City provides best-in-class cargo width (60.4 inches) and length (87.2 inches), as well as cargo width between the wheel wells at 48.4 inches.
Exterior design and related body systems on the Ram ProMaster City collectively deliver outstanding versatility, practicality and a level of refinement unexpected in the commercial small van category.
So whether your needs run from a Class 1 van for deliveries and repairs, or a Class 2 truck that can provide the levels of payloads that your business needs, check them out at Caledon Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.