Yesterday, Mopar pulled the covers back on three conceptual vehicles for the 2022 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.
Among the three concepts, were two Ram 1500s loaded with Mopar goodies. The first one was the Ram 1500 TRX Gold Shot Concept, a motocross enthusiast take on the popular performance off-roader. The second Ram concept vehicle is the Ram 1500 Backcountry X Concept.
For the truck owner who is serious about combining work and play, the Ram 1500 Backcountry X Concept builds upon the class-exclusive RamBox cargo management system with custom-designed RamPack and RamRack features that significantly increase the secure storage space without compromising the functionality of the pickup bed.
Designed for sleek and integrated fit on both sides of the truck bed, the conceptual RamPack storage compartments – located above the standard RamBox on each bedside – open via a single, carbon-fiber, hatch-type panel. Valuable storage space is expanded by more than 68% (up to 12.3 cubic feet) with the custom RamPack system. Custom rectangular shelves run the full length of the vast compartments and a pair of tie-down loops provide secure mounting locations. Mopar RamBox vertical bin dividers also help to keep stored gear organized.
The custom RamRack on the Ram 1500 Backcountry X continues the design investigation of the telescoping storage-rack system first shown on the Ram 1500 Outdoorsman Concept at the 2021 SEMA Show. The RamRack uses additional Thule cross rails above the bed for mounting gear and accessories. Attached in each corner of the RamRack are 2-inch TYRI LED lights, while a Center High Mount Stop Light (CHMSL) adds a third brake light to the rear crossbar.
On the inside panel of the tailgate, a custom Mopar RamGate task-bench insert features various conversion charts and an angle finder coupled with an array of Rockler woodworking hardware. A durable Mopar spray-in bed liner protects the floor of the truck bed.
The Ram 1500 Backcountry X Concept rides on a Mopar 2-inch lift kit with FOX shocks, Matte-Black 20-inch x 9-inch Fuel Heater wheels, and 37-inch BFGoodrich tires. The two-tone Matte Iced Silver Titanium and matte-black exterior stand out with contrasting anodized orange bodyside stripes and accents on the hood, tow hooks (front and rear), and grille badge.
Up front, a Mopar tubular grille guard has four Mopar 5-inch LED off-road lights to provide significantly enhanced forward lighting.
Black-painted Mopar tube steps, located on both side rails, provide easy entry and exit from the elevated cabin. A Mopar rear bed step uses an articulating arm that lowers down for easy access to the truck bed and retracts back to a stored position.
Inside, tone-on-tone neutral green front and second-row bucket seats feature contrasting orange accent stitching that carries throughout the cabin on the steering wheel, door panels, and armrests. Contrasting anodized orange air vent controls also provide a custom look and feel.
Front bucket seats wear custom embroidered Backcountry X and Mopar logos. Between the front seats, a custom, deployable work surface with an integrated measuring system slides out from the soft center armrest and provides 12-inches x 14 inches of additional workspace.
Unique interior A-pillar handles and exterior C-pillar handles are wrapped with stylish black Gode-Tex vinyl.
Floor protection is provided by Mopar all-weather mats, while under the second-row bench seat, a concept RamVac on-board vacuum makes cleaning the cabin area easy after coming back from the trail or the work site.
We predict some of these features like the slide-out soft center armrest, RamVac, and Mopar RamGate task bench will find their way into the updated 2024 Ram 1500 next year.
Ram 1500 Backcountry X Concept Image Gallery: