2015 Ram ProMaster City Revealed

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
2015 ram promaster city revealed

Pulling up to the intersection of Flower Shop Lane, Contractor Boulevard and Utility Road is the Fiat Doblò-based 2015 Ram ProMaster City, the second van to emerge from Ram’s relationship with Fiat Professional.

The unibody van can be had in either Wagon or Tradesman Cargo base trim with SLT trim as an upgrade to both bases, and boasts a total of eight configurations involving security panels and rear and side windows. Cargo volume comes to 131.7 cubic feet with a width of 60.4 inches above the wheel wells, 48.4 inches in between. Height is 51.8 inches, with a step-in height of 21.5 inches, and payload capacity is 1,883 pounds.

Up front, the Tigershark 2.4-liter I4 with MultiAir2 technology puts 178 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels via its nine-speed automatic transmission. The transmission has a final-drive ratio of 3.73:1, good for improved fuel economy over the Ford Transit Connect, Nissan NV200 and Chevrolet City Express, as well as a nil-to-30 mph time of 3.7 seconds. ESC — one of 34 safety features on-board, including brake/park interlock and rearview camera — keeps it all together while making deliveries, and the van’s Uconnect helps maintain contact between provider and customer during service calls.

The ProMaster City variants will drive off the container ships to all 2,300 Ram dealerships later this year from the TOFAS plant in Bursa, Turkey, with upfitting to be handled at the Chrysler Group Transformation Center in Baltimore, Md., and Mopar contributing to the customization. No price has been given thus far.

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  • Victor Victor on Jun 26, 2014

    If anyone wants an Opel in NA, this is cheaper than those Insignias with Buick badges.

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    • Victor Victor on Jun 26, 2014

      @Marcelo de Vasconcellos This is the Opel Combo in EU. The Ram's smiling fascia even looks suspiciously like the Adam, which could mean a thing or two. Maybe Opel is to drop the Combo for a NV200 derivative and Ram got its share in production capacity, alongside a new frontend and dash. Yes I've driven it, once, but the Mk1 that Fiat still shoves down our brazilian throats. It was a test drive of the Adventure Xingu on a Carrefour parking lot, a pretty limited thing. But it felt more solid than I expected, and it did not feel Ducato-like as I also expected. Nice shifter. Ugly as the necessity, though. Both inside and out. I've been lusting after this kind of MPV since the Berlingo first came out, with that awesome canvas top - which I obviously learned years later that it is prone to infiltration and rust like no other. It always made more sense than the Scenic or the Idea. Still the best taxicab for the airport run. It puzzles me somewhat that either Ford or Ram are not touting this and the Transitwhatever as perfect taxicabs in the US.

  • Dtremit Dtremit on Jun 26, 2014

    What is the deal with that weird grill? I was about to blame Fiat for it, but the Dobló has a much nicer, more conventional fascia/grill.

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