Ram to Launch Fiat-Based Large Van

Ram Truck will introduce a new large van to the North American commercial market during the third quarter of 2013, the manufacturer announced.

The Ram ProMaster will arrive for the 2014 model year, according to a release from Ram Truck, a division of Chrysler Group LLC. The van will be based on the Fiat Ducato van, but will be “significantly redesigned with familiar Ram Truck styling cues,” the announcement said. The truck also will feature powertrains tailored to North American commercial customers, Ram said. Chrysler is majority owned by Italy’s Fiat SpA.

“Our relationship with Fiat, one of the world’s foremost commercial truck makers, has given us access to great products and technology that will resonate with our U.S. and Canadian Ram Truck customers,” said Fred Diaz, president and CEO of Ram Truck and Chrysler de Mexico. “We feel that from a product-feature and launch-timing standpoint, the all-new Ram ProMaster van is going to be a home run with commercial customers.”

Now in its third generation, the Ducato has total global sales of more than 4 million units, Ram said.

 
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