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New Ram Cargo Van is a 2012 Dodge Caravan for the Pro

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The Chrysler Group’s Ram Truck division has lifted the wraps off its latest offering, the new Cargo Van or simply Ram C/V, which is nothing more than a 2012 Dodge Caravan in LCV guise with solid panels in the place of the rear windows and a flat load area.

The business sibling of the Detroit firm’s family of minivans, which also includes the Chrysler Town & Country and more recently, the Lancia Grand Voyager, is offered with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivering 283-ponies and 260 lb.-ft of peak torque. The V6 is linked to a six-speed automatic transmission and is claimed to return 25 mpg on the highway.

A commercial-tuned ride and heavy-duty load-leveling suspension along with a heavy-duty radiator and heavy-duty transmission oil cooler are also part of the package. According to the automaker, the Ram C/V features 144.4 cubic feet of interior storage, and a 1,800-lb. cargo payload plus a towing capability of up to 3,600 lbs.


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4 Comments:

Anonymous said... »March 08, 2011

If your going to panel up the tailgate window, why still install the centre mounted rear view mirror?

I doubt the cargo is going to be that interesting....

Anonymous said... »March 08, 2011

wheres all the extra storage that should be there after removing the 'drop into floor' seats? And leaving the soft, plastic side walls of the family hauler won't last anytime at all!

Anonymous said... »March 09, 2011

Oh look, a Lancia Grand Voyager for the white van man!

Andrewvanjura said... »July 20, 2011

that looks weird. if its a cargo van, then it should have all metal side panals instead of white windows.

uhhh

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