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Ram Adding New Small Van to Lineup in 2015

New city van to compete with Transit Connect, NV200.

by on Dec.03, 2013

Ram is introducing a new small commercial van, the ProMaster City, to its lineup.

Chrysler Group’s Ram lineup is going to expand next year as the brand is adding an all-new small van in North America: the 2015 Ram ProMaster City.

No official release date has been announced for the new van, but full volume production won’t happen until 2015.

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It joins the Ram ProMaster as an additional van offering for Ram and it’s designed to compete with small commercial and passenger vans, such as the Ford Transit Connect and the Nissan NV200, which will also sell as the Chevrolet City Express. (more…)

Nissan Looks for Big Niche With Small NV 200 Van

Food truck anyone?

by on Feb.08, 2012

Nissan's newest commercial truck, the NV 200, makes its Chicago Auto Show debut.

Cupcakes to go?  How about some macaroni and cheese?  The food truck at the corner of the Nissan stand suggested just one of the reasons why the Japanese maker is optimistic about the opportunities for its new NV 200 van, which is getting its U.S. preview at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show.

Even after loading in a mobile kitchen, 4-wheel restaurants can be put on the road for less than $75,000, a company spokesman told TheDetroitBureau.com, potentially positioning Nissan to take advantage of the food truck boom sweeping the U.S. market.

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Of course, there are plenty of other applications the maker hopes to take advantage of, said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America Inc., including New York’s huge cab fleet as a result of the maker winning the city’s Taxi of Tomorrow competition.

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