We broke the news on MoparInsiders.com that the 2019 Ram ProMaster was ditching the long trademarked crosshair grille design for the next model year, a couple of weeks ago. Well Ram has officially made an announcement about the upcoming 2019 Ram ProMaster van.
The 2019 Ram ProMaster adds three new models to bolster its offerings in a segment where right-sized is paramount. A new ProMaster 2500 Cargo Van 136-inch wheelbase low roof. As well as the all-new ProMaster 3500 Cargo Van 136-inch wheelbase low roof and all-new ProMaster 3500 Cargo Van 136-inch wheelbase high roof.
Ram ProMaster also builds on capability with increases in payload, as much as 240 lbs., to a maximum of 4,680lbs, boasting the highest payload of any Class 2 cargo van on the market today. In fact, Ram ProMaster has the highest available standard payload in the segment in all three payload classes. Ram ProMaster 1500 is now rated at 4,000lbs, while the ProMaster 2500 is rated at 4,230lb.
The full-size Ram ProMaster continues to improve its capability with a 30 percent increase in towing capacity — up to 6,800 pounds. To enhance the new towing weights, a new Trailer-tow Group is available, adding a Class IV receiver hitch with four- and seven-pin wiring harness.
Upfitter-friendly technology for Ram ProMaster includes a Vehicle System Interface Module (VSIM) with 13 inputs and 41 outputs (54 total). The VSIM feature gives upfitters quick and reliable connections to vehicle systems. New optional interior LED lighting is 20 times brighter and offers integrated motion sensors for added convenience.
The exterior design on Ram ProMaster not only receives the new “RAM” grille treatment, but also new Black bumpers, side panels and optional Black steel wheels. Polycarbonate side rear windows are now available on high-roof models, as are side rear windows with steel grates on low-roof models.
Available in 18 configurations, the ProMaster is Ram Commercial’s entry for the Class 2 full-size van segment. The 2019 Ram ProMaster full-size van benefits from an exclusive front-wheel-drive system, reducing weight and complexity by locating all components beneath the cab. This keeps the cargo-load-floor height and step-in height very low. It also helps in low-traction surfaces, like snow, since there is always weight on the front wheels to provide traction.
Ram ProMaster offers best-in-class features like standard horsepower (280 horsepower), turning diameter, standard interior cargo height, load-floor height, cargo width between wheel wells, maximum cargo width and payload. The Ram ProMaster is designed and engineered for functionality, adding distinct Ram styling. The result is a purpose-built, highly customizable van designed to exceed the demands of commercial customers and upfitters.