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2023 Ram ProMaster Revealed As Updated Ford Transit Rival

Like The Blue Oval, Ford rival Stellantis is currently working on implementing its own massive EV transition that involves a $35.5 billion infusion of cash over the coming years. This money will be used to develop EV platforms and production facilities, as well as new models like an all-electric version of the ProMaster, a Ford Transit rival. That model is expected to launch in 2023, but in the meantime, Stellantis has revealed the updated 2023 Ram ProMaster at the National Truck Equipment Association’s (NTEA) Work Truck Week trade show in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The 2023 Ram ProMaster is available in 19 configurations, including three roof heights, three wheelbases, and four vehicle lengths resulting in cargo lengths of 8, 10, 12, and 13.5 feet. The revised van also features a segment-exclusive rear roll-up door made from anodized aluminum, as well as a new super-high roof configuration. On the outside, the ProMaster features slightly revised styling with optional LED headlights and foglights, a modular front bumper with an integrated step, a new Black Appearance Package, and two new exterior color options – Ceramic Gray and Spitfire Orange.

For 2023, the ProMaster adds Parallel and Perpendicular Park Assist to its list of standard driver-assist features, a standard high-resolution backup camera with dynamic gridlines, an available digital rearview mirror, and optional Active Driving Assist, which provides Level 2 automated driving capability. Inside, the van features a standard 7-inch or optional  10-inch touchscreen running Uconnect 5, which is reportedly five times faster in the new model.

The 2023 ProMaster is powered by Stellantis’ next-generation 3.6L Pentastar V6 that produces 276 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque, which is mated to a TorqueFlite nine-speed automatic transmission. The van is only available in front-wheel drive configuration – no all-wheel drive, unlike the Transit – and is capable of towing up to 6,910 pounds and carrying as much as 4,680 pounds of payload.

The 2023 Ram ProMaster is set to launch in Q3 of 2022, while the very first BEV examples are scheduled to launch in 2023 as part of a partnership with retail giant Amazon.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. crabbymilton

    I’ll never forget the first time I saw those at the auto show. I wanted to pop the hood so I grabbed the handle in the cab and it came off in my hands!! Now granted that was probably set up that way for the show but it didn’t make a good impression for me. I see them all over and while there are very mixed reports about them, must have something going for them. I still think the TRANSIT is probably the better of all of them but nothing against GMC/CHEVROLET and their full size vans.

  2. Richard Moore

    Are you there?
    Would like to discuss about buying the extended warranty on Transit from RV dealership?


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