When you argue about the best vans, you just must include the Promaster model. It is a full-size van that rides on a unibody platform. The upcoming 2021 Ram Promaster is entering the production and it will arrive later next year. The new model will get mid-cycle refreshments and it will look more attractive and modern as a result.
The very same Promaster is based on Fiat Ducato, and two models are sharing a lot of components. Of course, engine lineup is different but the styling and even the interior are very similar. Moreover, Promaster is for the U.S. what Ducato is for Europe. As for the performances, this minivan will continue to use a potent V6 powertrain. Promaster City is a minivan that will also go on sale later next year.
2021 Promaster Exterior Facelift
The forthcoming 2021 Ram Promaster comes in numerous body configurations. Promaster City is a regular minivan version while you can go for the significantly larger cargo van. Whatsoever, this model is often used as the ambulance van. Rumors about the new-gen model were false. For that reason, the new 2021 Promaster is getting a mid-cycle facelift. This model looks upscale and it rides on a unibody structure.
One of its main advantages is its practicality. Similar to the Ram’s pickup truck lineup, Promaster is also available in 1500, 2500 and 3500 versions. For 2021, we can expect a modified front fascia and slightly different shape. However, the vehicle’s dimensions will largely remain. Ram offers sliding door, 17-inch wheels and up to 10 exterior paints.
The forthcoming 2021 Ram Promaster comes with one of the best interiors in its segment. If not the most upscale or modern, the interior is surely the most practical in the segment. However, the 2021 model will get a lot of modern touches and it will look better as a result. Furthermore, Ram will introduce a longer list of standard amenities.
That includes the new keyless entry system and the rearview camera. The infotainment system will be updated and the seats will get more power-adjustable features. As for the cabin design, we can expect slight modifications on the dashboard and probably a larger display that will be optional. The interior is spacious and if you buy optional swiveling seats, the interior room is even more generous.
As we mentioned, the 2021 Ram Promaster is almost the same vehicle as Fiat Ducato. However, unlike Ducato, Promaster will provide a different engine. This minivan will deploy the same 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar. It is a reliable engine option that generates 280 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
A 6-speed automatic gearbox is offered as standard. As for the diesel engine, a 3.0-liter that powers Ducato van could find its place in the U.S., but we are skeptical about it. Still, even the gasoline engine provides enough power and a very enjoyable ride.
2021 Ram Promaster Price and Release Date
As for the changes in price, Ram won’t change anything. The all-new 2021 Ram Promaster will cost $30,000. Longer wheelbase variants are starting at $35,000. The full-size van is going on sale later in 2020. The most likely release date is the next fall.