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2019 Ram ProMaster

2019 Ram ProMaster

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We got to take a good look at a 2019 Ram ProMaster the other day at long last. The Ram van has had a long road and some fierce competition, so does the new model stack up? Will it keep Ram in the van game?

The 2019 Ram ProMaster has kept things simple and the changes subtle for this model year. With mild design tweaks and one significant engine change, this popular van retains much of its character while improving those things that needed it.

2019 Ram ProMaster design
You are limited with what you can do with a van design. You need to retain capacity and a somewhat aero front end and combine it with good visibility and practical passenger space. You don’t buy a van for its looks and that’s the true here. The panels are simple so they are cheap and easy to replace and the low front end means great visibility out front.

The interior design is all about survivability with a bit of comfort thrown in. Given the job that these vans do, providing a comfortable environment that can survive daily work is the priority. That isn’t to say the van isn’t comfortable, because it is. You can see very well, the seats are supportive and there are some practical cubbies for storage.

2019 Ram ProMaster engine
The big change for this model year is in the engine. There is now only one engine option, the 3.6-litre V6. It produces 280 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque and uses a 6 speed automatic transmission to drive the front wheels. The engine is smooth and uses all the gear range. This keeps things comfortable and stops the transmission hunting for gears like in other vans.

2019 Ram ProMaster practicality
It’s a van so the prime concern is storage and accessibility. It can tow up to 3,084 kg and carry up to 2,123 kg. That is a significant increase in capability from previous models. With wide opening rear doors and sliding side door, getting that cargo inside is easy. A high roof and high door frame means you aren’t limited in what you can put in either. There is only a few centimetres between the two in order to maximize ease of loading.

If its not a van you need but a chassis or cutaway, you can have those too. There are hundreds of iterations available covering every possible use. There are also custom specialists who can create a van for very specialist purposes too.

The 2019 Ram ProMaster looks to be a very capable van and a worth competitor to the Ford Transit. Visit Unique Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 915 Walkers Line, Burlington, ON  L7N 3V8, to learn more about the van and when it will arrive.

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