Ram hosting ProMaster City van dealer drive-away event

To help cope with increased demand, Ram is hosting another dealer drive event Tuesday for its ProMaster City van.To help cope with increased demand, Ram is hosting another dealer drive event Tuesday for its ProMaster City van.

Ram Commercial Truck brand will host a dealer drive-away event Tuesday for its new ProMaster City van. More than 50 of the small vans will be showcased before making their way to dealerships throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.

David Sowers, head of Ram Commercial Trucks and Peter Andrew, manager of Ram ProMaster city marketing, will be on hand at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center to celebrate what Ram calls “the robust demand for small commercial vehicles.”

Following Ram Commercial Truck brand’s best February, March, April, May and June on record for small-van sales volumes, Ram dealers have been clamoring for more shipments in order to meet unprecedented demand.

Ram reports that the ProMaster City’s class-leading features and accolades, including Green Car Journal’s 2016 Commercial Green Car of the Year award, have helped boost the van’s success.

Ram ProMaster City offers best-in-class standard features:

  • 178 horsepower and 174 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Payload – 1,883 pounds
  • Cargo volume – 131.7 cubic feet
  • Unsurpassed 24 combined mpg (21 mpg city/ 29 mpg highway)
  • Unsurpassed towing capacity – 2,000 lbs.
  • Exclusive 9-speed automatic transmission
  • Powertrain warranty – five years/60,000 miles

The 2016 Ram ProMaster City is Ram’s newest addition to its commercial vehicle lineup and contributes to the expanding, purpose-built van segment with functional elements tied directly to commercial customer demand.

“ProMaster City opens a door for incremental growth of Ram’s brand sales volumes,” a Ram representative reports.

Available in Tradesman cargo or five-passenger Wagon variations, the Ram ProMaster City is based on the successful Fiat Doblò, a two-time International Van of the Year winner with more than 1.3 million units sold. The Class 1 entry incorporates familiar Ram design elements and offers features, systems and powertrains preferred by North American customers.

Vehicles will depart from the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center on Tuesday, July 19 at 2 p.m. The center is located at 70 Yorktown Center, Lombard, Ill.