Those interested in a 2017 RAM ProMaster will appreciate the range of updates the automaker added for this year. Thanks to the updates, it is now easier than ever before to upfit the van, resulting in a better conversion from our team here at Paul Sherry. Let’s take a closer look at the changes for the latest RAM ProMaster Conversion Van.
The most exciting change for most drivers is the adjustments to the cutaway and chassis cab models that will improve upfitting. On both of these models, RAM has made the rear axle wider, making it easier for service bodies to fit snugly onto the van. Essentially, it lets the upfits be applied in a flusher way, enhancing the quality and ease of these upfits. To make upfitting even better, the ProMaster also now comes standard with wiring prep for rear speakers and upfit interface connectors, regardless of the model you look at.
You will also notice that the infotainment on the 2017 RAM ProMaster has been enhanced. In addition to the rear speaker wiring preparation, the Uconnect infotainment system has been updated. It now features Uconnect 3.0, which should offer more intuitive connectivity and a faster response.
Another adjustment to the 2017 ProMaster is that you can no longer pair the 118-inch wheelbase with the diesel powertrain. Additionally, diesel models now come standard with an electronic parking brake. Finally, the Smoker’s Group can now only be added via Mopar dealers.
Other than these updates, the 2017 RAM ProMaster is fairly familiar to the previous model years or converted versions of them. The ProMaster continues to be offered as a 1500, 2500, or 3500 model with either a high or low roof. There is also still the choice of three wheelbases with the 3500 cutaway featuring a 159-inch wheelbase, offering an extended frame or extended body. Even the 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar and the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel are familiar.