The 2023 Ram ProMaster (VF) is an evolution of the current van with an updated design that is more than just an aesthetic change. The new design also introduces new technologies, safety features, and capabilities for those daily commercial drivers.
An updated front-end design features standard halogen or available LED headlights and fog lights with improved designs and durability. The standard halogen headlights provide 29% more Lumens (15% more range) than the previous light while the available LED headlights offer 70% more Lumens (50% more range). The three-piece front fascia was thoughtfully constructed with the headlights positioned out of the low-speed collision zone. A modular bumper with an integrated step to assist in changing wiper blades and cleaning the windshield is also standard.
A new, available, super high roof configuration on the 13-foot cargo van adds 10 inches of headroom when compared to the next configuration and best-in-class cargo volume and cargo height. A roll-up door is also available on the back of the vehicle and enables easier parcel handling for those whose job focuses on final mile delivery.
Other exterior enhancements for 2023 include an optional Black Appearance Package that features a black grille, badges, and aluminum wheels, providing an understated appearance for commercial customers. A new black machined face or a silver wheel is also available. Additionally, two new exterior colors join the lineup for 2023: Ceramic Gray and Spitfire Orange.
ProMaster’s safety feature list continues to grow for 2023 and now offers Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist. This system uses ultrasonic sensors to guide the driver in and out of parking spaces, making life easier for delivery drivers whose daily route takes them through congested city streets.
The new 2023 ProMaster includes the most standard safety features ever offered on Ram’s full-size commercial van, including Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning, Crosswind Assist, rear backup camera with dynamic gridlines, post-collision braking, Drowsiness Detection, Traffic Sign Recognition, push-button starter, keyless entry (all doors) and an electric parking brake.
Optional safety features include the aforementioned Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist, Intelligent Speed Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Sign Information, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Active Drive Assist system, front parking sensors, auto high-beams, and cornering function fog lamps, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
The most requested improvement requested by large-van customers is better visibility around the vehicle. ProMaster features a standard high-resolution backup camera with dynamic gridlines. The available digital rearview mirror displays video in real-time in all driving modes from a rear-facing camera and can be turned off to revert back to a traditional reflective mirror. The digital rearview mirror is available on all ProMaster models and provides an unobstructed rear view that enhances safety and reduces downtime.
An additional safety and security feature available on the 2023 Ram ProMaster is a 360-degree Surround View camera. The system offers 360-degree, bird’s-eye views of the vehicle and its surroundings, enhanced by dynamic gridlines displayed on a 7-inch or 10-inch digital touchscreen.
Still powering the ProMaster is the next-generation 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine paired to a segment-exclusive TorqueFlite nine-speed automatic transmission. This combination produces 276 horsepower and 250 lb.-ft. of torque. All ProMaster models come with a class-exclusive, front-wheel-drive system. An all-electric model will be available in 2024.
But the biggest news about the 2023 Ram ProMaster is that it will start production this week on Friday, July 29th, 2022 at the Saltillo Van Assembly Plant in Mexico. That plant recently expanded production capacity, to help with the growing demand for the current model.
The 2023 Ram ProMaster should be arriving on dealer lots, as soon as next month.