The New 2022 Ram Promaster Van

The New 2022 Ram Promaster Van

Ram is well known for their high quality, heavy duty work vehicles, and this stays true for their new 2022 Ram ProMaster van. Ram has packed their new van full of upgraded features in all departments. The heavy duty car manufacturer has also announced that they will be introducing an all-electric ProMaster in 2023, which is an exciting development for the future of Ram. Let’s check out what’s new for 2022 in the ProMaster.

The ProMaster’s exterior appearance remains the same as the previous model, but the interior has been revamped. You’ll find a dashboard that is completely changed, as well as a center stack that has undergone a huge transformation. The newly configured center stack features a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen replacing the old 5.0-inch unit. An even larger 10.0-inch touchscreen is now available as well. Both upgraded systems feature Uconnect5 software, which enables over-the-air updates and includes wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Amazon Alexa voice assistant, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. There will also now be more charging ports, including two USB and two USB Type-C ports. A 115-volt outlet and a wireless device charger are also available.

Ram didn’t just change the infotainment features, they also included revised HVAC controls, replacing the out of date style on the previous model. Below that is a new panel of switches for the hazard lights, traction-control system, and more. To the left, there’s now a more pronounced shift lever. Additionally, there’s a new steering wheel adorned with more physical controls, and the driver now faces a modernized instrument panel with either a 3.5- or 7.0-inch digital display. An electronic parking brake, push-button start, and keyless entry for all doors are all new additions. 

Every version of the 2022 ProMaster will be powered by a transverse-mounted 3.6-liter V-6 making 280 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The new ProMaster will be front wheel drive and have a nine-speed automatic transmission. As for towing capacity, the 2022 ProMaster has a max tow rating of 6,910 pounds and a max payload rating of 4,680 pounds. 

Ram has also included an array of new driver-assistance technology, such as automated emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring, 360-degree camera, automatic high-beam headlights, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality, front parking sensors, and more. Thanks to the switch from a hydraulic steering system to an electronically assisted one, lane-keeping assist is also newly available. The new 2022 Ram ProMaster is the best work truck on the market. Ram has yet to announce the prices, but they’re not expected to dramatically increase from the previous model. The 2022 ProMaster is expected to go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Muscle Cars Adopting EV Technology

Dodge Hornet Crossover Coming

Stellantis (The manufacturing company affiliated with Dodge) recently confirmed that a plug-in hybrid Dodge will arrive next year. There have been rumors circulating that the new plug-in hybrid will be a small crossover and that it will take over the Hornet moniker. We discussed the possibility of this a few months ago, but now it seems that it will be a reality. Let’s take a look at what we know so far.

The last time Dodge used the “Hornet” name was back in 2006, and it was a compact hatchback concept that never saw the light of day. The styling will be different then the early 2000’s concept car, and it will be based on the unreleased Alfa Romeo Tonale. The new Hornet will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four gasoline engine, and it’s possible that nonhybrid versions may appear as well. It’s also likely that the Hornet will come equipped with an all-wheel drive system.

In a document released during the recent EV Day 2021 presentation, Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis talked about the brand embracing electrification for its performance line of muscle cars starting in 2024. However, this particular vehicle will be one of 9 new plug-in electric (PHEV) vehicles for the company and set to launch in 2022, making it Dodge’s first production PHEV vehicle. 

The Hornet would occupy the space that was once taken by the Dodge Journey in the brand’s lineup. The only crossover in the marque’s current lineup is the Durango. The small, two-row crossover will go on sale in fall 2022. Stellantis will build it alongside the Tonale in Naples, Italy. A formal debut for the Hornet can be expected in early 2022, maybe even late 2021. 

This is all the information we have so far regarding the new PHEV Hornet. We expect information to continue to trickle out as the months go on, so stay tuned for any updates. We’ll keep you informed and up to date.

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Is Dodge going to launch a PHEV in 2022?

We all know that Dodge has set 2024 as the year it will be launching its first-ever all-electric muscle car. However, you may not need to wait that long to see an “electrified” Dodge, and by electrified we mean a plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV), as Stellantis intends to launch a PHEV under the Dodge brand as early as next year. If you wanna know whether dodge is going to launch a plug-in hybrid in 2022, keep reading this blog post from Briggs Dodge of Topeka, KS.

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2020 Dodge Challenger exterior front fascia passenger side on blurred road

What is Stellantis and what cars does it make?

Ever since word on the all-electric Ram pickup truck and electric Dodge muscle car began doing the rounds, one name that we’ve all been hearing a lot about is Stellantis. It may sound like a name of a planet or a superhero group straight out of a superhero movie but it’s got nothing to do with DC or Marvel universe. It is an automobile supergroup formed by combining fourteen multi-national car brands. If you’re curious about what Stellantis is and what cars it makes, keep reading this blog post from Briggs Dodge Ram Fiat of Topeka, KS.  

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