ProMaster City to be dropped

For years, the ProMaster City, imported from Europe with little design change, was overlooked in favor of the Ford Transit Connect and Ram’s own full-sized ProMaster vans. While the ProMaster City held definite advantages while working in cities (particularly dense city centers such as Manhattan), it sold in small numbers—and, as one of two vehicles left with the 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine in the United States, would need a fairly hefty investment to keep going.

2018 promaster city

The ProMaster City has only had minor updates since its launch in the United States in 2015. U.S. sales never even hit 20,000 per year.

Automotive News reported that Ford is killing off the Transit Connect at the end of next year (2023); their reporter, Vince Bond, Jr., reported that the ProMaster City won’t see the 2023 model year, and also noted that Nissan dropped North American sales of all commercial vans last year. The Chevrolet City Express, supplied by Nissan, was dropped back in 2018. The European version of the ProMaster City has also been replaced by a Peugeot design; all ProMaster Citys in the United States and Canada were made in the same plant as the old Fiat Doblò. While the Peugeot could theoretically be made legal and practical in the U.S. and Canada, it would be a money-losing proposition.

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