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Chrysler has announced pricing for the 2014 Ram ProMaster, which will start at $27,025.  Ram ProMaster vans will also have the best powertrain warranty in the industry: five years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. The 2014 Ram ProMaster is based on the front-wheel-drive Fiat Ducato, which can count  4.5 million worldwide sales to date.  ProMaster is the only vehicle in its class to have both a chassis cab and cutaway from the factory. ProMaster (all prices include destination charges) Cargo Van Chassis Cab Cutaway 1500 118-inch wheelbase low roof $29,625 1500 136-inch wheelbase low roof $30,515 1500 118-inch wheelbase high roof $31,515 2500 136-inch wheelbase high roof $32,515 2500 159-inch wheelbase high roof $33,870 2500 159-inch wheelbase high roof w/windows $34,250 3500 136-inch wheelbase $27,025 $27,525 3500 159-inch wb (Van: high roof) $36,345 $27,430 $27,930 3500 159-inch wb extended frame (Van: high roof) $37,145 $27,930 $28,430 Ram claims..

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Based on the FWD Ducato, what engine does it have? The one thing I don't like about the looks is the great big black front end. Half body colored would look a whole lot more pleasing to the eyes. Comparatively, the prices look pretty good to me.
 

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Standard engine is a 3.6L Pentastar V6 mated to a 62TE transaxle. Optional is a 3.0L VM 4-cylinder diesel mated to a Fiat automated manual.

I would presume there will be buyers that will arrange to have the lower front fascia painted if they wish - leaving it unpainted reduces costs both to build and to repair.
 

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Good engine choices. I don't know, it just looks bad having all that flat black on the front end, it would look nicer painted.
 

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Excited to see one in action.
 

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Looks aren't that important to a commercial utility vehicle, economy of operation and durability is. Any RV or passenger conversions may get dressed up a little, but I think that the first ones sold will test the waters of where the Sprinter commercial van left off.
Sprinter had a 100,000 mile warranty which helped to sell them, but I was basically disappointed in Sprinter (Mercedes-Benz) quality. The drivetrain was robust enough, but other stupid little things that weren't kept in stock kept breaking and factory service support was lacking. You can't really have downtime waiting for parts or service in a successful commercial vehicle.
I was at a Business Link dealer where Dodge Ram Commercial trucks were huge business for us. The ProMaster is a very welcome vehicle for those of us that have been without a comparable offering for too long.

http://www.chryslercommercialvehicles.com/en/businesslink/
 
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