July 25, 2024
Electric & Hybrid Cars

Possible Return of New Ram ProMaster City ICE and EV Vans in US in 2022

Stellantis unveiled Pro One last October, positioning it as a “strategic initiative to bolster the company’s commercial vehicles division and secure global leadership.” With a portfolio that already includes six brands — Citroen, Fiat, Opel, Peugeot, Ram, and Vauxhall — Stellantis aims to further strengthen its presence in the commercial sector. Following the recent launch of the Ram ProMaster EV in January and the reintroduction of Ram Professional in March, speculations are rife about the potential return of the ProMaster City to the U.S. market. As Ram’s direct competitor to the Ford Transit, the ProMaster City was available in the U.S. from 2015 to 2022.

During Stellantis’ Investor Day, Chrysler and Ram CEO Chris Feuell informed analysts about the comprehensive changes made by the automaker on the commercial front, which are expected to drive record sales for Ram in 2025. Feuell also highlighted the introduction of a new small van with an electric vehicle (EV) option in North America under the Ram Professional lineup, providing customers with a comprehensive vehicle solution.

Mopar Insiders speculates that the Fiat Scudo and E-Scudo vans, part of Fiat Professional’s offerings abroad, could serve as the foundation for the new ProMaster City. The Scudo boasts a variety of size and powertrain options that are competitive with Ford’s Transit Connect, with Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares directly addressing Ford CEO Jim Farley in reference to the market share dominance of Ford in the U.S. commercial segment. The Scudo lineup includes cargo and passenger variants, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for safety, and innovative in-cabin features like the Moduwork System for enhanced versatility. The E-Scudo, on the other hand, offers two battery sizes, a range of up to 205 miles on the WLTP cycle, and fast-charging capabilities.

Another potential option could be Fiat Professional’s Doblo van, although it is smaller than the Scudo.

Tavares foresees a fierce competition with Ford for market share in the commercial sector, emphasizing that Stellantis is prepared with compelling offerings. The upcoming small van, available in both internal combustion engine (ICE) and EV variants, is poised to be a game-changer in the segment. As Stellantis Pro and Ram Professional ramp up operations, the conglomerate is also venturing into connected services to enhance profitability. As part of the Dare Forward 2030 strategy, Stellantis aims for the commercial vehicles division to contribute significantly to the company’s net revenue.

FAQ

1. What brands are included in Stellantis’ commercial vehicles business?

Stellantis’ commercial vehicles business comprises Citroen, Fiat, Opel, Peugeot, Ram, and Vauxhall.

Conclusion

Stellantis’ strategic offensive with Pro One and the upcoming introduction of a new small van in North America reflect the company’s commitment to leadership in the global commercial vehicles market. With a focus on innovation, electrification, and customer-centric solutions, Stellantis is poised to make significant strides in the competitive landscape of commercial vehicles.

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