The 2015 Ram ProMaster City Cargo has a base MSRP of $23,130 and the 2015 Ram ProMaster City Wagon starts at $24,130 (plus the $995 destination fee for both). This van, based on the FIAT Doblò, competes directly with the Nissan NV200, Ford Transit Connect and Chevrolet City Express – among others. FIAT Chrysler Automobile (FCA) has already introduced the large Ram ProMaster, which competes against large vans like the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Nissan NV; the 2015 Ram ProMaster City has an ever-expanding market to claw itself into.
Equipped with a 2.4-liter Tigershark four-cyliner gas engine, it makes 178 horsepower and 174 lbs-feet of torque. The power is fed to the front wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission. According to FCA, the 2015 Ram ProMaster City gets 21 mpg city, 29 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined.
“The new Ram ProMaster City enters the Class 1 market with a long list of customer-focused, best-in-class features, including the highest available payload and cargo capacities,” said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO — Ram Truck Brand. “Customers can look to Ram Commercial for a full line of trucks and vans that set the standard for cost of ownership and innovation.”
There are two main versions of the 2015 Ram ProMaster City. The cargo van has seating for two and maximum cargo space. The 2015 Ram ProMaster City Wagon has seating for five and additional windows. The second-row seats split 60/40, allowing folding and tumbling forward to maximize cargo room.
Here are the basic specifications according to Ram:
- Payload – 1,883 pounds
- Cargo volume – 131.7 cubic feet
- Distance between wheel wells – 48.4 inches
- Interior roof height – 51.8 inches
- Maximum towing – 2,000 lbs
- 60/40 split rear doors
- Side panel-to-panel width – 60.4 inches
- Interior volume – 131.7 cu-ft (cargo van)
- Available in two-seat cargo van and five-seat passenger Wagon
- Power-train warranty – 5 years/100,000 miles
Pricing for the 2015 Ram ProMaster City:
- Tradesman Cargo $23,130 + $995
- Tradesman SLT Cargo $24,655 + $995
- Wagon with rear and side windows $24,130 + $995
- Wagon SLT with rear and side windows $25,655 + $995
How does it compare to the competition?
2015 Chevy City Express starts at $21,995.
2015 Ford Transit Connect starts at $22,130.
2015 Nissan NV200 starts at $20,720.
“The 2015 Ram ProMaster City is assembled at the TOFAS plant in Bursa, Turkey. Awarded the World Class Manufacturing Gold Medal, this 3.6-million-square-foot (83.7-acre) state-of-the-art plant also assembles the Fiat Doblò. The optional cargo van configuration is upfitted at the Chrysler Group Transformation Center in Baltimore, Maryland.” – – FCA
FCA has not announced the official release date for the 2015 Ram ProMaster City. We suspect it will be by or before the second quarter of 2015.
Check out this video of the 2015 Ram ProMaster City’s release!