Ram Commercial began production of the 2014 Ram ProMaster full-size van last month, and it will likely arrive in dealerships by next month. The vans are being made at the Saltillo Assembly Plant in Coahuila, Mexico, adjacent to the Ram Truck plant that produces Ram 1500 regular cabs and all the Ram heavy-duty pickups.
We'll have a chance to drive a few versions of the new van later next month in Southern California and will be able to let you know how it stacks up against the competition; even against the Fiat Ducato (the platform from Europe on which it is based), which has been around in one form or another for 30 years. The ProMaster will directly compete in both looks and size with the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Ford Transit vans.
The ProMaster vans will start at $27,025 for the outfitters option 3500 Cutaway Chassis Cab but will climb though dozens of itertions to the top-level 3500 long-wheelbase high-roof cargo van which has a base price of $37,145.