First 2012 Ram Cargo Van rolls off assembly line

(August 31, 2011) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The first 2012 Ram Cargo Van rolled out of Chrysler Group's Windsor (Canada) Assembly Plant.

New for 2012, the Ram Cargo Van, or Ram C/V, benefits from more than 25 years of minivan engineering and the Ram Truck brand understands the versatility needs for both small and large businesses.

Ram C/V, which is based on the Dodge Grand Caravan minivan, offers small businesses many competitive advantages. Among them, Ram C/V provides a Class 1 commercial vehicle-leading 1,800-pound cargo payload and category-exclusive towing capability, up to 3,600 pounds. A 20-gallon fuel tank and 25 mpg highway also deliver best-in-class fuel range.

The Ram Cargo Van features commercial-tuned ride and heavy-duty suspension offering maximum hauling capability. A heavy-duty radiator and heavy-duty transmission oil cooler help meet heavier powertrain demands. Ram C/V also is engineered with unique hydraulic power-assist rack-and-pinion steering, front anti-sway bar and rear twist-beam axle with coil springs. Ram C/V has a maximum Gross Combined Weight Rating of 8,750 pounds.

The van comes with standard electronic stability control, commercial load-tuned tire-pressure monitoring, four-wheel anti-lock disc brake system and ideal command-of-the road seating.