Chrysler will introduce in 2014 new van under Ram brand image

Chrysler Group LLC announced yesterday that it would introduce a new compact van, based on a model from the Fiat Group, for the North American market sometime next year.

The 2015 Ram ProMaster City will be based on the Fiat Doblo, a two-time winner of the International Van of the Year award.

“The Ram ProMaster City further expands the Ram Commercial truck lineup, which includes everything from vans to pickups to Class 4 and 5 trucks,” said Ram brand president Reid Bigland. “As Ram Commercial continues to gain share and grow sales in the market, we will be aggressive in our goal of expanding our commercial vehicle offerings.”

“Our successful relationship with Fiat Professional, one of the world’s foremost commercial truck manufacturers, gives Ram a competitive advantage with access to proven products and technology that will resonate with our U.S. and Canadian customers,” Bigland added.

The Doblo has been very successful in Europe and elsewhere around the world, with more than 1.3 million sold.