Now that the highly anticipated launch of the 2014 Ram ProMaster full-size commercial van at the Chicago Auto Show is over, it’s time to nail down the nitty-gritty details about what makes the ProMaster the right vehicle for commercial customers and small business owners.
There are numerous traits in a commercial van that can make it or break it – cargo capacity, durability, total cost of ownership. There’s one characteristic that has become increasingly important over the last decade with no sign of slowing down: fuel economy.
Gone are the days of cheap gas. Commercial customers and small business owners need fuel-efficient commercial vans. And they need them now. We listened and we’re delivering. The 2014 Ram ProMaster delivers fuel efficiency thanks to its 174-horsepower 3.0-liter inline 4-cylinder EcoDiesel engine that generates peak torque of 295 lb.-ft. at just 1,400 rpm.
The North American introduction of the EcoDiesel engine features refinements, including internal engine components, turbo, and emission controls. And finally, its oil-level sensor contributes to an oil-change schedule of up to 18,500 miles, helping to reduce total cost of ownership.
We’re just scratching the surface of the new 2014 Ram ProMaster full-size commercial van. We have much more to share with you, including looks at the different chassis configurations, cargo capabilities, upfitting options, and more. Commercial customers and small business owners: the Working Blog is your one stop for the 2014 Ram ProMaster.