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Last year’s Ram ProMaster refresh added more tech and safety equipment, and the 2023 model continues to push the needle with both added value and comfort. With 19 configurations, three different roof heights, three wheelbase options and four vehicle lengths, the 2023 ProMaster offers a lot of customizability and a ton of cool features.

Here are just five things we think you need to know.

It gets a mild refresh

While the styling on the 2023 ProMaster doesn’t get a drastic change, but there is a refresh to the front end that includes new headlight designs. The standard halogen headlights provide 15% more range, and the available LED lights provide up to 50% more range. Another cool front-end add: a modular bumper with a built-in step to assist with changing wiper blades and cleaning the windshield.

Other changes of note include a Black Appearance Package and two new exterior paint colors (Ceramic Gray and Spitfire Orange).

The 2023 ProMaster parks itself

Building on the safety tech adds from 2022, the 2023 ProMaster adds the most standard safety features ever included on a commercial van. Think forward collision assist, crosswind assist, backup camera with dynamic guidelines, push-button start and keyless entry on all doors. Standard.

But then you have the really cool available safety tech. This is the stuff you see on up-level consumer vehicles – things such as adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and 360-degree cameras. The coolest feature, though, has to be the parallel and perpendicular park assist. Fleet drivers will never have to stress out about fitting into tight parking spaces in an urban environment again.

New roll-up door added

Ram is known as the most upfitter friendly brand out there with its front-wheel-drive configuration and standard upfitter electrical connector. It also has the most vertically oriented sidewalls (nearly 90 degrees) with best-in-class cargo space that surpasses 500 cubic feet. The 2023 ProMaster also offers a Crew Van package, which allows you to carry up to three passengers in the second row as well has have plenty of cargo space.

The coolest new feature, however, is the available roll-up door, which allows for easier parcel handling and final-mile delivery.

A super high roof is an option

If you regularly need to climb in and out of the vehicle and have plenty of maneuvering space in addition to cargo space, you might appreciate the new super-high roof configuration. This is available on the 13-foot cargo vans and adds 10 inches of headroom when compared to the next configuration.

It should be noted, this is the configuration that offers the roll-up door.

An electric version is still coming

We knew in 2022 there would be an electric version coming, and that’s basically all we still know. One new morsel of information is that Amazon will be the EV’s first commercial customer. We also know it’s coming in 2023, but we’re not sure if that means it’s a 2023 or 2024 model. However, we expect it to be co-developed with the new electric Ram 1500, which is supposed to be a 2024 model.

The bottom line on the 2023 ProMaster

During the press conference at the Work Truck Show where this 2023 ProMaster was revealed, the execs kept repeating: “We are ready for the next.” With the constant evolution and addition of key features to make commercial consumers more productive, I believe it.

This 2023 model will be available in Q3 of 2022, and while we don’t have pricing yet, we have confirmation that there won’t be a huge jump over the 2022 model.

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Jill Ciminillo

Jill Ciminillo is the Managing Editor for Pickup Truck + SUV Talk as well as a Chicago-based automotive writer, YouTube personality and podcast host, with her articles and videos appearing in outlets throughout the U.S. Additionally, she co-hosts a weekly radio show on car stuff for a local Chicago station. Previously, Jill has been the automotive editor for both newspaper and broadcast media conglomerates. She is also a past president for the Midwest Automotive Media Association and has the distinction of being the first female president for that organization. Jill is also currently a juror for the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY).

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