Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s Ram Commercial division has inked a new contract with the U.S. Postal Service for 9,113 units of its ProMaster 2500 commercial van.
All 9,113 units of the 2016 ProMaster heading to the USPS will be equipped with Ram’s 280-horsepower 3.6L V6 and six-speed automatic transmission. The Ram ProMaster 2500 uses a front-wheel drive layout, which is unique to the segment.
“The Ram ProMaster is suited to meet the challenging demands of a USPS delivery vehicle,” said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO, Ram Truck Brand – FCA US. “Reliability, durability, ease of use, lower acquisition and operating costs are hallmarks of the Ram ProMaster.”
The fleet of ProMasters will join the USPS’ fleet of about 190,000 delivery vehicles.
“While each and every one of our fleet customers is important to us, none command our attention like USPS,” said Tim Kuniskis, Vice President – Fleet Operations, FCA – North America. “I can’t think of another more mission-critical service than literally delivering the goods of our nation on a daily basis, and we are honored that USPS chose the Ram ProMaster to help them meet their challenging duty.”
Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, but the 2016 Ram ProMaster carries a base price of $27,040.