Ram launching Big Horn BackCountry, Lone Star BackCountry

Today, Ram introduced a new BackCountry Edition of the popular Ram 1500 Big Horn and Lone Star, which will be shown this week at the Chicago Auto Show. Ram chief Mike Koval Jr. wrote, “Ram 1500 BackCountry will resonate positively with customers who live an active lifestyle,” thanks to its robust off-road features.

The 2022 Ram 1500 BackCountry Edition has two-tone paint with black 18-inch wheels, badging, exhaust tips, headlamp bezels, mirrors, and running boards. A body-color grille surround and tonneau cover help set BackCountry apart from the rest of the Ram 1500 line.

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The functional features include the 4×4 Off-Road Group (tow hooks, skid plates for the front suspension, transfer case, power steering and fuel tank, rear electronic locking axle, off-road calibrated shocks, hill-descent control and all-terrain tires); and the Bed Utility Group (upper adjustable tie downs, bed extender (available with RamBox only) deployable bed step, bed lighting and spray-in bed liner). Both are standard on the BackCountry.

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Inside, the 2022 Ram 1500 BackCountry has a black interior with bucket seats, the 7-inch touchscreen, and Mopar slush mats. It is available as a Quad or Crew Cab, and carries a standard Hemi with and without eTorque; all BackCountry pickups are 4x4s. The list price starts at $40,085, plus $1,695 destination, when the new truck goes on sale in the third quarter of 2021.

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