August 24, 2021,
Auburn Hills, Mich.
Ram Commercial today introduced the 2022 Ram ProMaster, the no-compromise benchmark for durability, efficiency, connectivity and convenience aimed at one of the largest commercial customer categories: vocational use. The most advanced Ram ProMaster ever is a hardworking Class 2 full-size van designed for businesses, construction jobsites and commercial fleets. ProMaster continues to evolve to meet the needs of customers and the 2022 model year delivers new levels of safety, connectivity, interior comfort and efficiency.
“Ram ProMaster continues to evolve as we listen and respond to customer input, and delivers an unmatched combination of advanced connectivity, interior comfort, refinement and safety features,” said Mike Koval Jr., Ram Brand Chief Executive Officer – Stellantis. “Ram Commercial continues to focus solely on building the best trucks and commercial vans that allow us to deliver confidence for hardworking people every day, no matter their line of work.”
The new 2022 Ram ProMaster features the next-generation 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine and is now paired to a segment-exclusive TorqueFlite nine-speed automatic transmission, delivering improved drivability and efficiency. All ProMaster models come with a class-exclusive front-wheel-drive system.
ProMaster includes best-in-class features like turning radius, standard interior cargo height, load-floor height, cargo width between wheel wells and maximum cargo width.
Ram ProMaster features up to 6,910 pounds of towing capability and a best-in-class 4,680 pounds of payload.
Giving maximum effort as a purpose-built, highly customizable van, Ram ProMaster is designed to exceed the demands of commercial customers and upfitters.
Available in 18 configurations, including two roof heights, three wheelbases and four vehicle lengths resulting in cargo lengths of 8-ft, 10-ft, 12-ft and 13.5-ft, the 2022 Ram ProMaster will be available on dealer lots in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Ram Commercial will introduce a battery-electric ProMaster in 2023 in response to customer demand. More information will be available at a later date.
Most advanced Ram ProMaster ever
The most advanced Ram ProMaster ever is elevated to new levels with updated technology and improved functionality. Informing the driver with new, more powerful features reduces the total cost of ownership by avoiding collision repairs, downtime and lost productivity.
For 2022, ProMaster includes the most safety features ever offered on Ram's full-size commercial van with standard safety features like 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 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.
An additional safety and security feature, available on 2022 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 gridlines displayed on a 7-inch or 10-inch digital touchscreen.
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.
Active Driving Assist provides Level 2 (L2) automated driving capability and affirms the company's march toward an autonomous future. The 2022 Ram ProMaster is available with class-exclusive Active Driving Assist for hands-on-wheel and eyes-on-road automated driving using lane centering with adaptive cruise control. The system uses multiple sensors, including radars and cameras to dictate appropriate roads for the technology.
Most technologically advanced ProMaster ever loaded with innovative, customizable features
As a segment disrupter, the Uconnect 5
with a 10-inch touchscreen leads the way in technology, featuring split-screen capability and content from SiriusXM with 360L. The all-new Uconnect 5 system is five times faster than the system it replaces, featuring Wi-Fi capability and up to five individual user profiles. This new system brings flexibility that allows for ProMaster to continuously evolve and offer new content, features and services.
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 - 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 the doors, play music, add items to the to-do list, check news, weather, traffic and sports scores in real time
- Simultaneous connectivity for two Bluetooth-enabled phones
- Expanded connected services (Uconnect Market, Uconnect mobile app)
- SiriusXM 360L platform and Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora
- 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 2022 Ram ProMaster features two USB outlets (one fully functional, one charge-only) plus standard dual USB Type C ports that allow devices to charge up to four times faster. 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 new, 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).
New 3.5- and 7-inch color driver information displays
The 2022 Ram ProMaster features a standard 3.5-inch driver information display in the instrument cluster. Fuel gauge and digital coolant temperature display are strategically placed for easy reference while driving, and the sharp, crisp display is easily customizable to showcase preset information of the driver’s choice.
The driver can customize the reconfigurable 3.5-inch driver information display touchscreen by scrolling through menus using the steering-wheel-mounted controls. Available menus include speedometer, vehicle information, fuel economy, trip, information, audio, stored messages, screen setup and settings, and turn-by-turn navigation, if the vehicle is equipped with navigation.
In addition to the standard 3.5-inch driver information display, the 2022 Ram ProMaster features an available 7-inch, full-color information display. This reconfigurable display enables the driver to personalize information inside the instrument cluster. The display is designed to visually communicate information, using graphics and text, quickly and easily.
The driver information display offers a wide range of customization options, from basic speed readout to specific vehicle status information. Operation of the display is clearly communicated to users with easy-to-understand icons and instructions. Using buttons on the steering wheel, drivers can customize the screen with as much as or as little information as they desire. The intuitive system can be arranged for a variety of views.
Once the main screen is chosen, it becomes the default setting, remembering the user’s selection upon restarting the vehicle. Vehicle concerns are instantly reported to the driver via pop-up warning messages on the display. Vehicle messages are automatically stored so a driver can review the message at their convenience.
A new level of interior refinement offers technology, functionality, comfort and convenience
For 2022, all-new features and technology help the Ram ProMaster’s interior evolve, offering improved functionality and similar comfort and convenience seen in the Ram 1500 and Heavy Duty. Function is of primary importance for a light commercial vehicle in which the driver normally spends long hours at the wheel, often under demanding conditions. ProMaster’s interior was designed with amplified comfort and convenience in mind and boasts a push-button starter, keyless entry for all doors and an available a new leather-wrapped steering wheel with enhanced hand grips. Ram Commercial’s interior designers also updated the steering wheel with significant electronic system control capability, the shifter, air vents and incorporated redundant HVAC controls and an electronic parking brake. A standard 7-inch touchscreen display or an available 10-inch touchscreen is the centerpiece of ProMaster’s updated interior.
New for 2022, Ram ProMaster now 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 specifically 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 1,000-lb. rating fold away to maintain a flat floor and five sidewall tie-down rings with 550-lb. rating, easing loading and unloading operations. Available partitions also offer passengers excellent protection against the possibility of load shift in the cabin.
Ram Commercial is well known for being the most upfitter-friendly brand in the truck market. The Ram ProMaster continues the tradition and features a standard upfitter electrical connector and an integrated cab configuration for unmatched up-fitter/conversion solutions. Adding to the ProMaster’s design for adaptability, virtually all primary vehicle systems are packaged forward of the cargo area.
The 2022 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 most vertically oriented sidewalls in the cargo van category (nearly 90 degrees in relation to the cargo compartment floor) combined with a best-in-class cargo width of 75.6 inches culminate in 463 cubic-feet of cargo space.
Segment-exclusive TorqueFlite nine-speed automatic transmission offers improved drivability and efficiency
The 2022 Ram ProMaster features the next generation of the award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine and is now paired to a segment-exclusive TorqueFlite nine-speed automatic transmission, delivering improved drivability and efficiency. This combination generates 276 horsepower and 250 lb-ft. of torque while improving fuel economy up to nine-percent when compared to the previous powertrain combination. Helping to reduce total cost of ownership, the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivers the capability required of a commercial van without compromising refinement.
The smooth-shifting 948TE nine-speed automatic transmission benefits from a unique calibration and is the first of its kind in the Class 2 full-size van segment. A unique transmission calibration allows for outstanding vehicle launch characteristics with smooth transfer between gears and enhanced fuel efficiency. Other enhancements offered include improved drivability, efficiency and shift pattern logic. Shift logic is adjusted according to grade steepness. The result is a well-connected driving experience that delivers the fuel economy required of a commercial van such as the Ram ProMaster.
The TorqueFlite nine-speed automatic transmission accommodates the Ram ProMaster’s prodigious cargo-hauling capability. Specifically, its 4.08 final-drive ratio enables comfortable grade transit under full payload. Small ratio steps for mid-range gears ensures quick, smooth transitions between gears. In higher gears, overdriven gear ratios lower engine speeds, and in turn, enhance fuel efficiency. The transmission more readily adopts the most appropriate ratio for a given driving situation.
With its superior gear and ratio spread, the TorqueFlite nine-speed automatic transmission benefits from a compact design. It is sized similar to – and in many cases smaller than – its traditional six-speed counterparts.
ProMaster’s new electric rack-and-pinion power steering system has been carefully calibrated to deliver a natural steering feel and allows for variable amounts of steering assistance to be applied. The electric power steering system achieves a best-in-class turning diameter of 36.3 feet, reduces maintenance, and only draws power from the vehicle when needed and enables the engine to be more fuel efficient.
A new, standard push-button electronic parking brake is located to the right of the driver on the center console and eliminates virtually all related parking brake cables. It can be released by pressing the brake pedal and pushing on the parking brake switch at the same time. The electronic parking brake will automatically release if the driver seat belt is buckled and the operator accelerates the vehicle forward or reverse. ProMaster now uses a motor on caliper at each rear wheel and an electronic control module, replacing the “drum in hat” configuration.
With growing sales, the Ram Truck brand continues to win new customers. The brand has emerged as a leader by investing in new products, infusing them with durable powertrains, robust chassis, new technology and features that further enhance their capabilities while delivering low total cost of ownership. Commercial truck and van customers have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to work. The Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups; 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs; and Ram ProMaster vans are designed to deliver a total package.
Ram Truck Brand
In 2009, the Ram Truck brand launched as a stand-alone division, focused on meeting the demands of truck buyers and delivering benchmark-quality vehicles. With a full lineup of trucks - the Ram 1500, 2500/3500 Heavy Duty, 3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab and ProMaster - the Ram brand builds trucks that get the hard work done and families where they need to go.
Ram continues to outperform the competition and sets the benchmark for:
- Best-in-class standard horsepower
- Segment-first 1,000 lb.-ft of torque with Cummins Turbo Diesel
- Most luxurious: Ram 1500 Tungsten with real metal and leather elements and a new 14.5-inch Uconnect touchscreen
- Best ride and handling with a double wishbone front suspension and five-link solid rear axle with available, segment-exclusive, active-level, four-corner air suspension
- Best-in-class available rear leg room
- The most cargo space available in any traditional full size cargo van
- Most capable full-size off-road pickup – Ram Power Wagon
- Most awarded light-duty truck in America
- Highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup
The latest J.D. Power APEAL study
, which rates the emotional bond between customers and their vehicles, named the 2023 Ram 1500 as the best full-size light-duty pickup.
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