New Ram full-size van is available in a variety of roof heights, wheelbases, and vehicle lengths
Ram Commercial has revealed the new 2023 Ram ProMaster.
Aimed at the largest commercial customer categories – vocational and delivery use – the new 2023 Ram ProMaster is a full-size van designed for businesses, construction job sites, and commercial fleets. Ram continues to develop the ProMaster line to meet the needs of customers, delivering safety, advanced technology, connectivity features, interior comfort, and efficiency.
"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."
Cargo handling capability is the number one consideration for van buyers and ProMaster includes ideal cargo volume, turning radius, standard interior cargo height, load-floor height, cargo width between wheel wells, and maximum cargo width.
Ram ProMaster features up to 3,134 kilograms (6,910 pounds) of towing capability and 2,123 kilograms (4,680 pounds) of payload.
A purpose-built and customizable van, Ram ProMaster is designed to meet the demands of commercial customers and upfitters. 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 rear roll-up door to satisfy the cargo loading and unloading required for vocational and delivery customers. 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-litre Pentastar V-6 engine and is 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 front-wheel-drive system.
Ram Commercial will introduce a battery-electric ProMaster in 2023 in response to strong customer demand.
Amazon will be the first commercial customer for Stellantis' new Ram ProMaster battery-electric vehicle (BEV), launching in 2023. Stellantis, with input from Amazon, designed the vehicle with delivery features. Building on the current relationship and as part of the long-term agreement, Stellantis and Amazon will be putting thousands of BEV ProMasters on the road every year.
A new take on the ProMaster exterior design
The latest step in the new 2023 Ram ProMaster's evolution is an updated exterior design aesthetic that is ready for commercial work.
A front-end design features standard halogen or available LED headlights and fog lights. The standard halogen headlights provide 29 percent more Lumens (15 per cent more range) versus the previous light while the available LED headlights offer 70 percent more Lumens (50 percent 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. For 2023, a new available super-high roof configuration on the 13-foot cargo van adds 254 millimetres (10-inches) of headroom when compared to the high roof configuration and ideal cargo volume and cargo height.
Other exterior enhancements for 2023 include an optional Black Appearance Package that features a black grille, badges, and alloy wheels, providing an understated appearance for commercial customers. A new black machined-face or a silver wheel are also available. Additionally, two new exterior colours join the lineup for 2023: Ceramic Grey and Spitfire Orange.
The ProMaster's updated safety and technology features
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 into and out of parking spaces making life easier for delivery drivers whose daily routes take them through congested city streets.
The 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 start, keyless entry (all doors), and an electric parking brake.
Optional safety features include the parallel and perpendicular park assist, intelligent speed assist, lane keep assist, traffic sign information, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, active drive assist system, front parking sensors, auto high-beams, 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 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 that enhances safety and reduces downtime. An additional safety and security feature, available on the 2023 Ram ProMaster, is a 360-degree camera. The system offers 360-degree views of the vehicle and its surroundings, enhanced by dynamic gridlines displayed on the standard 7-inch or available 10-inch digital touchscreen.
Active driving assist provides Level 2 (L2) automated driving capability and affirms the company's march toward autonomous technology. The 2023 Ram ProMaster is available with active driving assist for hands-on-wheel and eyes-on-road automated driving using lane centring with adaptive cruise control. The system uses multiple sensors, including radars and cameras, to dictate appropriate roads for the technology.
The Uconnect 5 with a 10-inch touchscreen features split-screen capability and content from SiriusXM with 360L. The Uconnect 5 system is five times faster than the system it replaces, featuring 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 for dual application operation
- Fully customizable home screen for quick access to frequently used features and one-touch operation
- Five user profiles with customizable music preferences, apps, mirror angles, and climate comfort levels
- Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Alexa in-vehicle assistant allows for remote vehicle start-up; can lock or unlock doors; play music; add items to the to-do list; and check the news, weather, traffic, and sports scores in real-time
- Simultaneous wireless connectivity for two Bluetooth-enabled phones or devices.
- TomTom navigation with predictive search, natural speak, and live traffic updates
- Maps over-the-air (OTA) updates at the push of a button for Uconnect NAV system
- 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot to connect up to eight wireless devices
Functionality is enhanced for front-row passengers with an available wireless charging pad and connectivity ports that are configured for quick recognition. The 2023 Ram ProMaster features a standard 12V power outlet and a fully functional USB outlet plus a standard USB Type C port that allow devices to charge up to four times faster. An optional 115-volt/150-watt outlet sits right below the USBs.
The standard telematics module enables nearly 50 service functions on ProMaster, including Firmware Over the Air (FOTA) updates, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, Alexa and Google home-to-vehicle assistant, and Apps Over the Air (AOTA).
ProMaster benefits from maps that automatically detect and download relevant updates via Over the Air (OTA) updates. Navigation provides walking directions from vehicle to final destination via Uconnect companion smartphone app. Alexa home-to-truck and truck-to-home functionality includes an in-vehicle virtual assistant as well.
Upfitter availability of the 2023 Ram ProMaster
The new Ram ProMaster features a standard upfitter electrical connector and an integrated cab configuration for unmatched upfitter/conversion solutions. Adding to the new ProMaster's design for adaptability, virtually all primary vehicle systems are packaged forward of the cargo area.
The new 2023 Ram ProMaster can be upfitted for commercial needs because of a front-drive system, body-integral construction, and the multiple configurations offered. The most vertically oriented sidewalls in the cargo van category (nearly 90 degrees in relation to the cargo compartment floor) combined with an ideal cargo width of 1,920 millimetres (75.6 inches) culminate over 14,150 litres (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. The Ram ProMaster Crew Van is tailored to meet the needs of customers transporting people and cargo at the same time.
In Cargo Van configuration with cargo lengths of 8-ft, 10-ft, 12-ft, and 13.5-ft, ProMaster features up to 12 tie-down rings with 454 kg (1,000-lb.) rating fold away to maintain a flat floor and five sidewall tie-down rings with 250 kg (550-lb.) rating, easing loading and unloading operations. Available partitions also offer passengers excellent protection against the possibility of load shift in the cabin.
The Ram ProMaster has been thoroughly reinvented to meet the specific customer needs in the vocational and delivery industry.