Fiat Ducato unveiled as 2014 Ram ProMaster in Chicago

Ram has introduced the 2014 ProMaster at the Chicago Auto Show.

Based on the Fiat Ducato, the ProMaster is a "purpose-built cargo hauler" that is designed to appeal to fleets and business owners. As such, the van is highly customizable as it can be equipped with high and low roofs as well as wheelbases that span 118, 136 and 159 inches.

While the model's styling isn't anything to write home about, the van features clam-style rear doors that open 260°. Options include dual sliding doors, a WiFi hotspot and an available chassis cab configuration.

Under the hood, two engines are available. The entry-level model has a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that develops 280 bhp (209 kW) and 260 lb-ft (352 Nm) of torque. There's also an optional 3.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine which cranks out 174 bhp (130 kW) and 295 lb-ft (399 Nm) of torque.

The Ram ProMaster will be built in Saltillo, Mexico and go into production during the third quarter of 2013.

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Motor show Chicago Auto Show
Automaker Dodge
Article type General
Tags 2013 chicago auto show, 2014 ram promaster, fiat ducato, promaster, ram promaster