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Ram to offer new small commercial van

Ram ProMaster City will join the larger ProMaster van introduced earlier this year

Published: December 2, 2013, 6:00 PM

Fiat Doblo Cargo Van

The commercial truck division of Chrysler's Ram brand has announced that it will offer an all-new small van for the North American market as a 2015 model.

To be called the Ram ProMaster City, it will join the larger ProMaster van, which was added to the Ram stable earlier this year. The City will compete with smaller commercial and passenger vans such as the Ford Transit Connect and Nissan NV200.

While the ProMaster is based on Fiat's Ducato commercial van, the ProMaster City is a derivative of the smaller Fiat Doblo. Both are front-wheel-drive models.

The Doblo is a two-time International Van of the Year winner with more than 1.3 million units sold.

Like it bigger brother, the Ram ProMaster City will encompass familiar Ram Truck styling cues and offer features and powertrains typically preferred by North American commercial customers.

"As Ram Commercial continues to gain share and grow sales in the market, we will be aggressive in our goal of expanding our commercial vehicle offerings," said Reid Bigland, president and CEO - Ram Truck Brand. 

The Ram Commercial truck lineup includes a wide range of models, from vans to pickups to Class Four and Five trucks."