Ram Commercial introduced the 2022 model-year Ram ProMaster. The updated vehicle is a commercial Class 2 full-size van designed for businesses, construction jobsites, and commercial fleets.
“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 3.6L Pentastar V-6 engine and is now paired to a segment-exclusive TorqueFlite 9-speed automatic transmission. All ProMaster models come with a class-exclusive front-wheel-drive system.
ProMaster includes standard V-6 power, turning radius, standard interior cargo height, load-floor height, cargo width between wheel wells, and maximum cargo width. Additionally, Ram ProMaster features up to 6,910 pounds of towing capability and a best-in-class 4,680 pounds of payload.
Available in 18 configurations, including two roof heights, three wheelbases and four vehicle lengths resulting in cargo lengths of 8, 10, 12 and 13.5 feet, 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.
Safety Top of Mind
For 2022, ProMaster includes standard safety features such as 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-sensitive 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.
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, according to Ram, 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.
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, which 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).
Looking Good Inside
ProMaster’s interior features a push-button starter, keyless entry for all doors, and an available new leather-wrapped steering wheel with enhanced hand grips. Ram Commercial’s interior designers also updated the steering wheel with 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, 10, 12 and 13.5 feet, 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.
The Ram ProMaster features a standard upfitter electrical connector and an integrated cab configuration for unmatched upfitter/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.
The 2022 Ram ProMaster features the next-generation of the award-winning 3.6L Pentastar V-6 engine and is now paired to a segment-exclusive TorqueFlite 9-speed automatic transmission, delivering improved drivability and efficiency. This combination generates 280 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque while improving fuel economy up to 9% when compared to the previous powertrain combination.
Helping to reduce total cost of ownership, the 3.6Lr Pentastar V-6 engine delivers the capability required of a commercial van without compromising refinement.
The smooth-shifting 948TE 9-speed automatic transmission benefits from a unique calibration and is the first of its kind in the Class 2 full-size van segment. According to Ram, the 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 9-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.
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, enabling 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 utilizes a motor on caliper at each rear wheel and an electronic control module, replacing the “drum in hat” configuration.
Originally posted on Work Truck Online
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