Chrysler Rams into commercial van market

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The C/V stands for cargo van, and it aim at the commercial market.

By: Mark Vaughn on 12/22/2011

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The Chrysler Group's minivan now got a entire lot improved at carrying stuff. Identifying growth in the commercial segment, Chrysler quick its popular, iconic Town & Country minivan, staple of soccer moms crossways the country, stripped it, blacked-out the windows and renamed it the Ram C/V. The C/V stands for cargo van.

"We stay a shut eye on the market, and we saw all persons Ford Transit Connect sales," supposed Mark Mallie, skull of commercial-vehicle manufactured goods planning.

Ford sells recognized by 2,000 and 3,000 of its Transit Connect commercial vehicles a month. Nissan now additional its own better commercial vehicle feature off the Titan pickup. Add to so as to one more statistic--that 60 proportion of all Class 2 full-size vans on the street nowadays are 10 existence old or older--and you contain come again? inadequate to a no-brainer.

Converting the Town & Country to a C/V was attractive simple: Just tear out the back seats, add a flat aluminum floor, chunk out the windows and badda bing, you contain a cargo van. The one we drove too had a Mopar-supplied steel cage at the back the front seats to stay boxes as of smacking you on the skull at what time you brake. While the ground is a flat aluminum piece by means of four tie downs, the relax of the center leftovers in place, counting artificial center trim panels and a nice headliner. Those determination assist sound insulation, and the van's center dome lights are retained, but the cause for leaving not any in was cost. To expand a entire new center counting in fact contain cost additional supposed now leaving it all in. There's an interior-delete alternative obtainable if you insist on bare bones for hanging by means of own racks and shelves. You can too delete the back side-impact skull airbags. The two sliding doors remain, the distance end to end of by means of the back hatch, of course.

Rear windows can be ordered in put or replaced by artificial panels.

Total room rear present is 144 cubic feet, and it can take 1,800 pounds of cargo, Chrysler says. You can stack four-by-eight-foot sheets of plywood and motionless shut the hatch. Towing ability is 3,600 pounds.

To go,shift all so as to cargo around, the C/V moderator normal by means of Chrysler's 283-hp, 260-lb-ft 3.6-liter Pentastar V6. Fuel monetary system is 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway. With a 20-gallon petroleum tank, so as to income a possible 500-mile range.

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We didn't go 500 on foot but did get a small drive approximately downtown Los Angeles. The C/V stay greater supposed before back spring rates, stiffer shocks, sole steering tuning and 225/65R-16 commercial-truck tires. All growth labor on the suspension was complete by means of recognized by 1,000- and 1,500-pound loads in back, construct was attractive smart. There was no cargo in rear on our drive, but the van didn't bounce approximately the way pickup trucks from occasion to time do by means of an unfilled bed. Steering become paler attractive serious better by means of passenger versions we've driven. Our van too had the artificial panels blacking out all back windows, construct is a bit disconcerting the primary occasion you drive it. Ours had a backup camera in place, construct helped. Increased use of the exterior mirrors reserved us as of hitting anything.

The Ram C/V is obtainable now as of all Ram dealers preliminary at $23,255. It's sufficient to create you desire to create a business. Maybe delivering car magazines.

2012 Ram Cargo Van

On Sale: Now

Base Price: $23,255

Drivetrain: 283-hp, 260-lb-ft 3.6-liter V6; FWD, six-speed automatic

Curb Weight: 4,150 pounds

0-60 mph: N/A

Fuel Economy: 21 mpg



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