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After snow flooded large swaths of the nation, Ram showed off the prowess of its front wheel drive ProMaster in a short new commercial, showing the van racing a Ford Transit up a hill in Houghton, Michigan.

It did not take long before the Transit got stuck on the mild 20% grade, in fairly shallow snow.

A Ram spokesman wrote the video was filmed while the vans were empty, but that they had the same results when the vans were loaded up to half their payload capacity.

Both vans are relatively new to the US, but are based on established European designs. ProMaster has front wheel drive and a slightly wider interior; unlike the Fiat Ducato, it has a Chrysler powertrain, along with many suspension modifications for greater durability and capacity. A Fiat diesel and transmission have just become available.
 

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I remember in the 90's FORD running the same AD idea for there AWD aerostar VS the FWD caravan they drove up an incline until a strip of slippery material the same length as there wheelbase which the AWD van crossed but the 2WD vans could not
 

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Thats a pretty lame commercial. Too bad GM does not even acknowledge this Eurovan Market is here. Some product guy is too Camaro obbsessed to pay attention to commerical and pick up truck sales..


eerr throw in that old chevy shifter in there and call it a day
 

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Thats a pretty lame commercial. Too bad GM does not even acknowledge this Eurovan Market is here. Some product guy is too Camaro obbsessed to pay attention to commerical and pick up truck sales..


eerr throw in that old chevy shifter in there and call it a day
Im pretty sure someone isnt looking for a vehicle like this for personal Usage.... But someone who owns a Company would
 

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not bad, for a front-driver
 

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I remember in the 90's FORD running the same AD idea for there AWD aerostar VS the FWD caravan they drove up an incline until a strip of slippery material the same length as there wheelbase which the AWD van crossed but the 2WD vans could not
I wish then someone will post that ad. Meanwhile I spotted that vintage Aerostar ad.

And anyone remember these old F-150 ads showing carrying a Chevy, pulling a Dodge (and a GMC in the 1987 ad)? ;)
 

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I was going to post the GMC Safari AWD ad showing the van going down a ski jump & stopping at the bottom, then reversing back up the jump. And then I haven't seen it on YouTube. :brick
 
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