Chrysler Group’s Ram truck will be moving beyond just pickup trucks to expand its sales. The company has plans to add 3 commercial vehicles to the Ram brand by 2014.
The first commercial vehicle will be a CV version of the Dodge Grand Caravan minivan that has been reworked for cargo use and rebadged as a Ram. The Ram CV is scheduled to hit markets in the third quarter of 2011 as a 2012 model. Power will come from a Pentastar V6 and will be targeted towards small businesses.
A small commercial van, based on the Fiat Doblo, will arrive in 2013 as a 2014 model. It will compete with the likes of the Ford Transit Connect.
The third commercial Ram will be a large CV, also due to appear in 2013 as a 2014 model. It will be based on either the Fiat Iveco (RWD) or the Fiat Ducato (FWD). The large Ram CV will most likely get diesel engines.
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Automotive News