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Ram ProMaster City Named 2016 Commercial Green Car of the Year by Green Car Journal

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AUBURN HILLS, MI -- November 19, 2015: Green Car Journal has named the Ram ProMaster City its 2016 Commercial Green Car of the Year. The announcement was made today at the 47th annual San Antonio Auto & Truck Show in San Antonio, Texas.

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Green Car Journal editors consider all potential commercial vehicles in the U.S. market, weighing environmental attributes alongside traditional touchstones that define what customers seek, such as functionality, versatility, safety, value and style. The winner was selected from a number of finalists by a Green Truck of the Year jury, comprised of automotive experts and Green Car Journal staff.

"We are honored to see the Ram ProMaster City titled Commercial Green Car of the Year, affirming our efficiency leadership in the commercial vehicle market," said Bob Hegbloom, Head of Ram Brand, FCA - North America. "The ProMaster City has been an incredible success along with our full line of commercial vehicles from Class 5 trucks to Class 1 vans with features, fuel economy and capability as a priority."

This award represents a back-to-back recognition for Ram brand. The 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel won Green Truck of the Year for its best-in-class 29 MPG fuel economy rating.

The 2016 Ram ProMaster City is Ram's newest addition to its commercial vehicle lineup and contributes to the expanding, purpose-built van segment with a number of best-in-class, functional elements tied directly to commercial customer demand. The 2016 Ram ProMaster City aggressively competes in the compact Class 1 van segment with a focus on commercial customer needs and total cost of ownership.

"The Ram ProMaster City not only provides the functionality and easy urban maneuverability so important to businesses and tradesmen, it does so with impressive operating efficiencies and lower environmental impact," said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and "This is the core focus of the Commercial Green Car of the Year™ award and the ProMaster City is a very deserving winner."

Ram ProMaster City offers best-in-class standard features where they count:

178 horsepower and 174 lb.-ft. of torque

Payload – 1,883 pounds

Cargo volume – 131.7 cubic feet

21 miles per gallon (mpg) city, unsurpassed standard 29 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined

Powertrain warranty – five year/60,000 miles

Available in Tradesman cargo or five-passenger Wagon variations, the Ram ProMaster City is based on the successful Fiat Doblo, a two-time International Van of the Year winner with more than 1.3 million units sold. The Class 1 entry incorporates familiar Ram design elements and offers features, systems and powertrains preferred by North American customers. The Ram ProMaster City is the brand's second shared collaboration with Fiat Professional with the 2014 Ram ProMaster full-size van as the first.