The Chicago Auto Show gave a nice up-close look at upcoming vehicles from all manufacturers, including the ones already seen at the NAIAS.
Ram introduced the 2014 ProMaster series at their press event, the first collaboration with Fiat Professional. ProMaster will be available through 750 Business Link dealers, who will offer next-day service to customers and a five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. ProMaster will also have a partnership with Bosch Power Tools.
ProMaster’s chassis has a steel I-beam overlay for durability. The parking brake has been moved out of the way to the left side of the driver’s seat, and the back-up camera works when the rear doors are opened and closed. Its headlights are positioned above the front impact zone.
Oil changes for ProMaster’s Pentastar V6 are needed every 10,000 miles, while the EcoDiesel will only need oil changes every 18,500 miles. The V6 is coupled to Chrysler’s 62TE minivan automatic, while the diesel is hooked up to Fiat’s own single-clutch automated manual transmission.
When sitting inside ProMaster, it feels as though one would be right at home…if they’re a bus driver. It’s definitely unlike the Ford Transit vans in which you don’t feel as tall in them, and your view of the road isn’t as great.
Other Ram Commercial vehicles were on display, such as the Ram Cargo Van Tradesman and various Ram trucks.
We will post more on Monday in our full Chicago Auto Show report.
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