Last week, we wrote up the G/T trim level that will be added to certain Ram models. That trim is focused on minor improvements to on-road performance.
So, naturally, Ram also has a new trim for specific models that is meant to make mild improvements to off-road driving.
Now available on the 1500 Big Horn and 1500 Lone Star, the BackCountry Edition adds skid plates, off-road shocks, all-terrain tires, electronic rear differential, tow hooks, and hill-descent control. The truck also gets the Bed Utility Group package (upper adjustable tie-downs, bed extender (requires RamBox), bed step, bed lighting, and spray-in bedliner.
The truck will be first shown at the 2021 Chicago Auto Show this week and available for purchase in the third quarter of 2021.
Other trim-specific features include 18-inch black wheels, black tu-tone exterior paint, black badging, exhaust tips, headlamp bezels, mirrors, and running boards. There’s also a body-color grille surround and a tonneau cover.
There will be a black interior with bucket seats, unique badging, and all-weather floor mats.
If you want this package, you can get it with a 4×4 Quad or Crew Cab and either the 5.7-liter V8 or the 5.7-liter with the mild-hybrid setup.
It starts at $40,085 plus $1,695 in destination.