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Ram didn’t just change the infotainment features, they also included revised HVAC controls, replacing the out of date style on the previous model.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.