Ram ProMaster and ProMaster City both have additional fleet-friendly technologies, including telematics
Auburn Hills, Mich.—For the 2019 model year, Ram has increased both payload capability and towing capability for Ram ProMaster, the company said.
Ram has also updated the exterior appearance of its Ram ProMaster and ProMaster City vans. The most notable visual cues are the redesign of both vans’ front fascias now integrating the “RAM” grille theme carried over from the pickup line.
Also shared between Ram ProMaster and ProMaster City are additional fleet-friendly technologies, including telematics. Ram Telematics allow for tracking vehicle and driver behavior data to help save money on fuel, improve route efficiency and promote safe driving. The new system offers real-time vehicle diagnostics and performance data.
2019 Ram ProMaster
The 2019 Ram ProMaster adds three new models:
ProMaster 2500 Cargo Van 136-inch wheelbase low roof;
ProMaster 3500 Cargo Van 136-inch wheelbase low roof; and
ProMaster 3500 Cargo Van 136-inch wheelbase high roof.
Ram ProMaster also builds on capability with increases in payload, as much as 240lbs., to a maximum of 4,680, with the highest payload of any Class 2 cargo van, the company said.
The full-size Ram ProMaster has a 30 percent increase in towing capacity—up to 6,800lbs. 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.