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New Ram ProMaster Unveiled During Work Truck Week

Ram Commercial revealed the new 2023 Ram ProMaster at the National Truck Equipment Association’s (NTEA) Work Truck Week trade show in Indianapolis, Indiana.

“Ram ProMaster continues to evolve as we listen and respond to commercial customer input, and the 2023 model is a culmination of that effort,” said Mike Koval Jr., Ram brand CEO – Stellantis. “Now available in three roof heights and featuring a broad array of safety, advanced technology and connectivity features, Ram ProMaster delivers confidence for hardworking people every day, no matter their line of work.”

The new Ram ProMaster puts a premium on cargo handling capability with up to 6,910 pounds of towing capability and 4,680 pounds of payload.

Available in 19 configurations, including three roof heights, three wheelbases and four vehicle lengths resulting in cargo lengths of 8-ft, 10-ft, 12-ft and 13.5-ft, the 2023 Ram ProMaster will be available on dealer lots in the third quarter of 2022.

New for 2023 on Ram ProMaster is the segment exclusive rear roll-up door to satisfy the cargo loading and unloading. The roll-up door is constructed with anodized aluminum for weight optimization and durability to meet high duty cycles.

The new 2023 Ram ProMaster features the next-generation 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine and is paired to a TorqueFlite nine-speed automatic transmission. This combination produces 276 horsepower and 250 lb.-ft. of torque. All ProMaster models come with front-wheel-drive system.

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Ram Commercial will introduce a battery-electric ProMaster in 2023 in response to strong customer demand. More information will be available at a later date.

The new 2023 Ram ProMaster’s also features an updated exterior design aesthetic, designers said.

A 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) versus the previous light while the available LED headlights offer 70% more Lumens (50% more range). The three-piece front fascia was constructed with the headlights positioned out of the low speed collision zone. A modular bumper with integrated step to assist in changing wiper blades and cleaning the windshield is also standard.

For 2023, 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.

Other exterior enhancements for 2023 include an optional Black Appearance Package that features a black grille, badges and alloy wheels. A new black machined face or a silver wheel are also available. Additionally, two new exterior colors join the lineup for 2023: Ceramic Gray and Spitfire Orange.

ProMaster’s safety feature list now offers parallel and perpendicular park assist. This system uses ultrasonic sensors to guide the driver in and out of parking spaces, Ram said. The commercial van is also equipped with 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.

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ProMaster features a standard high-resolution backup camera with dynamic grid lines. 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. An additional safety and security feature available on the 2023 Ram ProMaster is 360-degree Surround View camera. The system offers 360-degree, bird’s-eye views of the vehicle and its surroundings, enhanced by dynamic grid lines displayed on a 7-inch or 10-inch digital touchscreen.

The Uconnect 5 with a 10-inch touchscreen leads the way in technology, featuring split-screen capability and content from SiriusXM with 360L. The Uconnect 5 system features Wi-Fi capability and up to five individual user profiles.

The Uconnect 5 system offers more connected services and features for unmatched ease of use. The suite of system highlights includes:

  • 7- and 10-inch reconfigurable touchscreen displays featuring split-screen capability
  • Fully customizable home screen
  • Five user profiles – customizable music preferences, apps, mirror angles and climate comfort levels
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Alexa In-Vehicle Assistant
  • Simultaneous wireless connectivity for two Bluetooth-enabled phones or devices.
  • Expanded connected services (Uconnect Market, Uconnect mobile app)
  • SiriusXM 360L platform and Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora
  • TomTom navigation
  • Maps over-the-air (OTA) updates
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot

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Functionality is enhanced for front-row passengers with an available wireless charging pad and connectivity ports. The 2023 Ram ProMaster features a standard 12V power outlet and a fully functional USB outlet plus a standard USB Type C port. An optional 115-volt/150-watt outlet sits right below the USBs.

Additional fleet-friendly technology includes Ram Telematics that enables vehicle tracking and driver behavior data to help reduce fuel costs, improve route efficiency and promote safe driving. Ram Telematics also offers real-time vehicle diagnostics and performance data.

The standard Telematics Module enables nearly 50 service functions on ProMaster, including Firmware Over the Air (FOTA) updates, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, Alexa & Google Home-to-Vehicle Assistant and Apps Over the Air (AOTA).

ProMaster’s interior offers a push-button starter, keyless entry for all doors and a steering wheel with electronic system control capability.

The new Ram ProMaster features a standard upfitter electrical connector and an integrated cab configuration. Adding to the new ProMaster’s design, virtually all primary vehicle systems are packaged forward of the cargo area, the company said.

Nearly vertically oriented sidewalls combined with a width of 75.6 inches culminate in over 500 cubic feet of cargo space.

Ram ProMaster offers a Crew Van package available in six different high roof cargo van models and is capable of carrying up to three passengers in the second row. Fixed polycarbonate windows (driver side panel and sliding door), a built-in safety partition and an elevated second-row bench seat are also included.

In Cargo Van configuration, with cargo lengths of 8 feet, 10 feet, 12 feet and 13.5 feet, ProMaster features up to 12 foldaway tie-down rings with 1,000-lb. rating to maintain a flat floor and five sidewall tie-down rings with 550-lb. rating.

A.J. Hecht

A.J. Hecht is the digital content editor of THE SHOP and host of the In Gear with THE SHOP podcast. Have an idea, a tip, or a question you’d like to see answered? Contact A.J. at [email protected]

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