DETROIT -- Fiat Chrysler’s Ram brand won an order for 9,113 2016 Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo vans from the U.S. Postal Service to be used for large package deliveries.
The order is separate from the Postal Service’s ongoing competition to replace its aging fleet of 180,000 aluminum mail-delivery vehicles. That contract is due to be awarded in 2017.
Ram did not disclose the terms of the fleet sale, but it represents the largest single customer purchase of the front-wheel-drive Ram ProMaster since the commercial van went on sale in the United States in 2013.
In 2014, Ram ProMaster van sales in the United States totaled 18,039. Through August of this year, ProMaster had racked up U.S. sales of 16,774, an increase of 95 percent from 2014.
An FCA spokesman said all the sales are taking place through a single dealership, Johnsons of Kingfisher Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram in Kingfisher, Okla., about 30 minutes northwest of Oklahoma City. c