Ram Commercialrevealed the new 2023Ram ProMaster at the National Truck Equipment Association’s (NTEA) Work Truck Week trade show in Indianapolis this week.
Aimed at the largest commercial customer categories – vocational and delivery use – the new 2023 Ram ProMaster is a hardworking full-size van designed for businesses, construction jobsites and commercial fleets, says Ram.
“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.”
New for 2023 on Ram ProMaster is the segment exclusive rear roll-up door to satisfy the cargo loading and unloading required for vocational and delivery customers alike. 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 segment-exclusive TorqueFlite nine-speed automatic transmission. Combined, they deliver up to 6,910 pounds of towing capability and best-in-class 4,680 pounds of payload.
The 2023 Ram ProMaster will be available on dealer lots in the third quarter of 2022.
Taking a closer look………………
Industrial-strength Exterior Design
The new 2023 Ram ProMaster’s evolution includes an updated exterior design aesthetic that is ready for the daily grind of commercial work.
The distinctive 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 thoughtfully 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.
A new, available, super high roof configuration on the 13-foot cargo van adds 10 inches of headroom (compared to the next configuration) and best-in-class cargo volume and cargo height. The available rear roll-up door provides better access enabling easier parcel handling for those whose job focuses on final mile delivery.
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.
Comprehensive Safety / Innovative Technology
The 2023 ProMaster is loaded with safety and innovative technology.
For 2023 ProMaster offers the most standard safety features ever offered on Ram’s full-size commercial van. Included are 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 Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist, Intelligent Speed Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Sign Information, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, front parking sensors, auto high-beams and 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.
An additional visibility feature on the 2023 Ram ProMaster is the available 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 available Active Driving Assist system provides Level 2 automated driving capability affirming the company’s march toward an autonomous future. The system provides class-exclusive hands-on-wheel and eyes-on-road automated driving using lane centering with adaptive cruise control.
Uconnect 5 Connectivity
The Uconnect 5 system on the 2023 ProMaster is five times faster than the system it replaces. It features split-screen capability plus content from SiriusXM with 360L, Wi-Fi capability and up to five individual user profiles.
Connected services and features include:
7- and 10-inch reconfigurable touchscreen displays
Fully customizable home screen with and one-touch operation
User profiles offering customizable music preferences, apps, mirror angles and climate comfort levels
Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
SiriusXM 360L platform and Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora
Alexa In-Vehicle Assistant featuring remote vehicle start-up, ability to lock or unlock the doors, play music, manage a to-do list and check news, weather, traffic and sports scores in real time
4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot connecting up to eight wireless devices
Simultaneous wireless connectivity for two Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Expanded connected services (Uconnect Market, Uconnect mobile app)
TomTom navigation with predictive search and live traffic updates
Over-the-air (OTA) map updates for Uconnect NAV system
Front-row passengers’ functionality is enhanced with an available wireless charging pad and connectivity ports that are configured for quick recognition. Other features include 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.
Ram Telematics commercial fleet-friendly technology 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).
Further, the 2023 ProMaster benefits from maps that automatically detect and download relevant OTA updates. Last-mile 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.
Ram Commercial is well known for being the most upfitter-friendly brand on the truck market with its Ram chassis cabs and ProMaster/ProMasterCity vans.
Building on its design adaptability – with virtually all primary vehicle systems packaged forward of the cargo area – the 2023 Ram ProMaster can be upfitted for virtually every conceivable commercial need because of a unique front-drive system, body-integral construction and the multiple configurations offered.
The new Ram ProMaster features a standard upfitter electrical connector and an integrated cab configuration for unmatched upfitter/conversion solutions.
With the most vertically oriented sidewalls in the cargo van category (nearly 90 degrees in relation to the cargo compartment floor) providing a best-in-class cargo width of 75.6 inches, the ProMaster has over 500 cubic feet of cargo space for up-fitters to work with.
ProMaster Crew Van
The ProMaster Crew Van is specifically tailored to meet the needs of customers transporting people along with cargo at the same time.
The Ram ProMaster Crew Van package – in six different high roof cargo van models – is capable of carrying up to three passengers in the second row. The ProMaster Crew Van features fixed polycarbonate windows (driver side panel and sliding door) and an elevated second-row bench seat. Available built-in safety partitions protect the passengers from cargo carried behind the seats.
ProMaster EV in 2023
Amazon will be the first commercial customer for a new Ram ProMaster battery-electric vehicle (BEV), launching in 2023.
Ram Commercial, with input from Amazon, designed the vehicle with unique last-mile delivery features.
Building on the current relationship and as part of the long-term agreement, Ram Commercial and Amazon will be putting thousands of BEV ProMasters on the road every year.