Dodge has provided a new locksmith service van option, developed from the Fiat Doblò and featuring exceptional cargo capability and improved gasoline mileage. The 2015 Ram ProMaster City is available in six different Tradesman cargo van configurations, new Ram ProMaster City offers modern styling and professional appeal in a small, capable package with good gasoline mileage. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is $23,130 (plus $995 destination), according to Dodge.
- 178 horsepower and 174 lb.-ft. of torque
- Payload – 1,883 pounds
- Cargo volume – 131.7 cubic feet
- Cargo width and length – 60.4 inches and 87.2 inches
- Distance between wheel wells – 48.4 inches
- Wheelbase – 122.4 inches
- 2.4-liter Tigershark I-4 engine, nine-speed automatic transmission
- 21 miles per gallon (mpg) city, 29 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined
- 5 year/100,000 miles powertrain warranty
“As businesses strive for lower costs, the demand for a smaller, more efficient van has increased and Ram Commercial is answering the bell with the all-new ProMaster City,” said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO — Ram Truck Brand. “Years ago, the selection of delivery and cargo vehicles was limited and those offerings didn’t focus on cost of ownership. Today all of that has changed with the recent introduction of the full-size Ram ProMaster, and the now the Ram ProMaster City.”
Engineered for the North American market
Starting with a winning template, Ram Truck engineers subjected the front-wheel-drive van to the full spectrum of severe-duty use expected of commercial vehicles in North America. The lessons from millions of combined development miles make the 2015 Ram ProMaster City more robust, durable, functional, comfortable and cost effective for any use.
ProMaster City is available in four versions: Tradesman Cargo Van and Tradesman SLT Cargo Van, Wagon and Wagon SLT, offering versatility and functionality with compact external dimensions allowing easy use in urban areas. But don’t allow the compact size to fool you, Ram’s new small van shines with a long list of best-in-class features, including fuel economy, payload and cargo capacity.
The foundation of the 2015 Ram ProMaster City is a steel unibody design. The unibody architecture helps minimize curb weight, a key contributor to the ProMaster City’s best-in-class payload capability of 1,883 pounds. A wheelbase of 122.4 inches offers impressive ride and handling while creating the space needed for the largest cargo area in the segment.
Suspension: The Ram ProMaster City’s front axle uses a proven, durable and compact MacPherson strut suspension, tuned for rougher North American roads and class-leading payload capacity. In a departure from standard practice in the Class 1 van category of using rear leaf springs, the Ram ProMaster City upgrades to an independent, coil-sprung bi-link rear suspension. The ProMaster City’s rear suspension incorporates a category-unique independent bi-link configuration that increases driving comfort, enhances stability, and ensures maximum safety characteristics in all load situations.
Dimensions: The hardworking credentials start with a 48.4-inch span between the rear wheel wells, providing an extra margin of capacity so that building materials and pallets can be loaded quickly and easily, without concern over whether the load fits.
Above the wheel wells, the ProMaster City’s nearly vertical side panels give it a width of 60.4 inches. Combined with an interior roof height of 51.8 inches, the result is 131.7 cubic feet of volume for the cargo van version of the ProMaster City. The vertical side panels are upfitter-friendly and simplify the attachment of shelves or storage racks for specialized commercial use.
Each side of the Ram ProMaster City is fitted with a sliding door with a 26-inch opening to access the cargo compartment. The roof of the Ram ProMaster City is prepped for load rails or roof racks, available through Mopar with a weight capacity of 154 pounds.
The rear of the Ram ProMaster City is fitted with 60/40 split doors. Using lessons learned from European customers, the larger door swings open toward the traffic (driver) side of the van, making it easy to quickly access larger cargo items and not block the path to the curbside of the van. Both rear doors initially swing open 90 degrees, and for dock loading can swing to 180 degrees with a simple press of a release button on the door latch. The latch automatically re-engages when the door is closed.
Interior: The Ram ProMaster City Tradesman and SLT trim levels use a simplified color palette with durable fabrics. Inspiration for the all-black with gray accents came from items that can be found in a vocational environment: tool boxes, hand tools and lumber.
Interior design and function is paramount for a light commercial van in which the driver may be on the road for most of the day, sometimes under harsh conditions. The cabin of the ProMaster City was therefore designed with comfortable driving ergonomics, important because the van may be a mobile office and/or small work shop.
ProMaster City cargo models offer a load compartment with an easy, four-way access, best-in-class cargo volume of 131.7 cubic feet and cargo width of 60.4 inches. The floor of the ProMaster City cargo van measures 87.2 inches in length and is fitted with six standard equipment D-ring tie downs with a combined 1000-lb. capacity. A 51.4-inch roof height allows ease of movement when working in the cargo area and contributes to best-in-class standard cargo capacity of 131.7 cu.-ft.
Safety and Security: Ram’s new Class 1 van offers 34 active and passive safety and security features. The ProMaster City also includes standard ESC, hosting a number of technologies to assist the driver. Security also means notification of the traffic around you. Ram ProMaster City features available ParkView backup camera and ParkSense with audible warning, all of which are useful when maneuvering in the city.
Uconnect: ProMaster City customers can make the best use of their valuable time by leveraging Uconnect’s easy-to-learn, easy-to-use interface – acclaimed for its convenience and sensible design. Handsfree calling in the all-new 2015 Ram ProMaster City is made convenient via reliable Bluetooth technology. A full-color, five-inch touchscreen is available with global positioning satellite (GPS) navigation, providing Ram ProMaster City customers the ability to chart time-saving routes to their destinations. Uconnect Web, powered by Autonet Mobile, is available to U.S. customers. This system delivers continuous Internet connectivity, creating an efficient workspace and real-time information access on the go.
Configurations: The 2015 Ram ProMaster City offers eight different configurations:
- Tradesman Cargo with security panels
- Tradesman Cargo with rear windows
- Tradesman Cargo with rear and side windows
- Tradesman SLT Cargo with security panels
- Tradesman SLT Cargo with rear windows
- Tradesman SLT Cargo with rear and side windows
- Wagon with rear and side windows
- Wagon SLT with rear and side windows
Tradesman Cargo Van — Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $23,130 (plus $995 destination)
Tradesman SLT Cargo Van — MSRP of $24,655 (plus $995 destination)
Wagon — MSRP of $24,130 (plus $995 destination)
Wagon SLT — MSRP of $25,655 (plus $995 destination)