It's also worth mentioning that these vehicles have been sold in the past as Dodge Caravans. Moreover, there are more commercial vans on the way for Ram from the Italian partner Fiat. Ram plans its own version of the Fiat Doblo, a Ford Transit Connect-sized small commercial van, and a larger commercial van based on either the Fiat Ducato or Iveco Daily. Both Ram vans are expected to be revealed in 2014, as related by autonews.com
Between Fiat and its Iveco commercial division, Chrysler has two options to choose from: the front-drive Fiat Ducato and the rear-drive Iveco Daily. We also have to take into consideration the fact that most of the engines for the new vans will be diesel.
Fiat has a whole range of diesels available on its European commercial van fleet. It is expected that the Ram Dakota will be replaced by a mid-sized pickup as the model will be pulled of the production line this month. Also the Ram 1500 pickup is scheduled for a “major modification” according to the company’s 2009 five-year plan.