The Ram Commercial brand revealed the 2021 Ram ProMaster van, last week at the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) “The Work Truck Show®” in Indianapolis, Indiana. For the 2021 model year, the Ram Commerical brand is bringing some new safety technology to its full-size van lineup.
The 2021 Ram ProMaster is aimed at one of the largest commercial customer categories – vocational use. The ProMaster is designed for businesses, construction sites, and commercial fleet applications, so it makes sense that Ram wants to make those in the trades industry even safer when driving to the worksite.
New for 2021, and making its debut on an FCA vehicle, a class-exclusive digital rearview mirror option is available to replace the traditional rearview mirror with a 9.2-inch wide LCD monitor. The digital rearview mirror displays video in real-time 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 prevents accidents while on the job.
Crosswind Assist is now standard equipment on all 2021 Ram ProMaster models and helps the driver keep the vehicle stable, even when wind gusts attempt to push the vehicle off course. ProMaster now offers several available safety options, including Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path detection, Forward Collision Warning with Emergency Brake Assist and Ambient/Courtesy Lights.
Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path detection is an available option and warns the driver when vehicles enter ProMaster’s blind spot. Available on ProMaster cargo vans, Blind-spot Monitoring enhances safety and lowers the total cost of ownership by avoiding collision repairs, downtime and increased insurance premiums.
Forward Collision Warning with Emergency Brake Assist is an available option and applies partial braking to mitigate the collision and to increase the driver’s time to react to the impending collision. Available on all ProMaster models, Forward Collision Warning with Emergency Brake Assist reduces the total cost of ownership by avoiding collision repairs, downtime, lost productivity and revenue and reduces liability exposure.
Ambient/Courtesy Lights are available when packaged on all ProMaster models and enhance lower interior lighting with LEDs for customers who utilize ProMaster as a mobile office and for upfitters as well.
The 2021 Ram ProMaster is available in 18 different wheelbase and roof height configurations and features the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine paired with a proven six-speed automatic transmission. All ProMaster models come with a class-exclusive front-wheel-drive system. ProMaster includes best-in-class features like standard V-6 power, turning radius, standard interior cargo height, load-floor height, cargo width between wheel wells and maximum cargo width.
2021 Ram ProMaster pricing will be announced closer to when the vehicle is available later this summer.