Ram ProMaster City Conversion Van RV? Here’s Danbury’s FIAT Doblo Motor Caravan!

Are you looking forward to a (possible) Ram ProMaster City Conversion Van? Well, our friends at Danbury Motor Caravans in the UK already have a slick conversion van based on the FIAT Doblo (the Ram ProMaster City’s platform-mate). A Ram ProMaster City Conversion Van could prove to be an economical alternative to the ridiculously expensive RVs that proliferate our market.

A Ram ProMaster City Conversion Van would look a lot like Danbury’s FIAT Doblo Motor Caravan. There are mostly cosmetic differences, but the powertrain is a different story. The three engines available in the UK are the 1.4-liter 95 bhp petrol, 1.6-liter 105 bhp diesel and a 2.0-liter 135 bhp diesel.


The North American Ram ProMaster City Conversion Van would probably have a 2.4-liter “Tigershark” that makes 178 HP
and 174 Lb-ft of torque. It’s front-wheel drive with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

We still do not know the base price of the 2015 Ram ProMaster City; however, based on the Nissan NV200‘s base price of $20,290 and the Ford Transit Connect‘s base price of $22,995 – it’s easy to assume the 2015 Ram Promaster City will cost between $21,000-ish – $23,000-ish. That’s about half of what the FIAT Doblo costs in the UK.

Van conversions like this are expensive and doubling your base van purchase price is an easy way to get an approximation of what it will costs. The price for a well featured Fiat Doblo with the biggest engine in the UK is £25,749. Danbury Motor Caravans’ “Dynamic” conversion starts at £21249.00.

This is a full conversion that (unlike the Nissan NV200 Sussex Campervan) takes away much of the van’s utility. Still, the size and relatively affordable price makes for a compelling RV choice. The question is, will we have something like this available in the United States?

I sure hope so.

Speaking of the 2015 Ram ProMaster City…

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Here’s more information about the UK’s Danbury Motor Caravan FIAT Doblo Dynamic:

All prices include VAT and are in GBP

Fiat Engine Options:

1.4 16v 95 bhp petrol £21,249

1.6 16v 105 bhp diesel £24,249

2.0 16v 135 bhp diesel £25,249

Automatic (Dualogic) gearbox model 1.6 dynamic 90 bhp 16v diesel engine only. Includes A/C £25,749

Option Packs
✔ = included as standard

Options Dynamic (from £21249.00)
Alloy wheels 16” (prices from…) Optional (+ £365.00)
Full size spare wheel Optional (+ £135.00)
Choice of non metallic paint finishes ✔
Metallic paint Optional (+ £460.00)
6 Year paint and upholstery protector Optional (+ £299.00)
Rear parking sensors Optional (+ £265.00)
Front fog spot lights Optional (+ £115.00)
CD Radio and 4 speakers ✔
Comfortable large double bed ✔
Non standard cloth (choice of colours) Optional (+ £799.00)
Two burner gas hob and grill with worktop cover ✔
Stainless steel sink with electric tap and glass lid ✔
Compressor fridge freezer (40 litres) ✔
Removable on board 10 litre water tank ✔
Choice of hard wearing floor finishes ✔
Choice of colour and wood effect laminate finishes ✔
Assorted lighting and strip lights ✔
Removable rear carpet Optional (+ £199.00)
Under bed storage lockers, assorted storage cupboards ✔
Air conditioning Optional (+ £725.00)
Smoking pack Optional (+ £50.00)
Diesel powered blown air heating Optional (+ £999.00)
Rechargeable camping battery with level gauge ✔
240v Mains Hook Up & charging system Optional (+ £499.00)
Start / stop economy ✔
Alarm Optional (+ £499.00)
Tracker System Optional (+ £499.00)
Remote central locking ✔
ABS Brakes ✔
Drivers & Passengers airbag and side airbags ✔
Rear tailgate awning (low roof only) Optional (+ £399.00)
Portable chemical toilet Optional (+ £99.00)

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