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It’s real: ProMaster City

by David Zatz on

Ram ProMaster City cargo van

The Ram ProMaster City debuts today, after years of anticipation. Originally set to be practically unchanged from the Fiat Doblò on which it’s based, the ProMaster City has numerous changes from the Fiat, including:

  • It’s based on the recently-launched Doblò XL rather than the base Doblò, and it’s possible that the XL was only created due to Ram input
  • It uses the American 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine, which is far larger than any other Doblò powerplants; that required resizing the front of the vehicle
  • The suspension was beefed up for greater durability
  • The “skin” and interior were changed
  • The ZF nine-speed automatic, made by Chrysler, is the only transmission

For full details and numerous photos of both the wagon and the van, see our 2015 Ram ProMaster City page. (URL fixed)

Ram ProMaster City wagon

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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