The Ram 1500 Backcountry X Concept aims to be the best work truck at SEMA 2022

At Sema 2022, while many demonstrated achievements and visual builds, RAM was inclined to practical matters. While it may sound weird, the 1500 Backcountry X Concept shows us that work, play, and visual drama can coexist. Based on the robust Ram 1500 Backcountry model, this concept showcases a pair of prototype RamBox solutions that increase secure storage by as much as 68 percent.

This is thanks to two cool RamPacks stacked on either side of the bed. Mopar has also added more smart storage and work-ready integrations with rails and tailgate mounts. Not only has Ram been tough on the job and usability, but it has also equally enhanced the X Concept’s capabilities and visual appeal thanks to a lift kit and a three-tone paint job. Because it’s based on the Backcountry model, it comes with skid plates, an electronic differential, and several off-road assist features.

We expect the Backcountry X Concept to feature the standard 5.7-liter V8 engine, likely with Ram’s eTorque hybrid system. Style isn’t just limited to the exterior, but Ram has given the interior of this concept a “green” and practical makeover with a vacuum cleaner and hidden work table. It would be exciting to see what features of this concept make it to production models as standard features and accessories.

The 1500 Backcountry X Concept is Ram’s idea of ​​combining work and fun in one rugged off-road-ready pickup, thanks to clever Mopar Storage Solutions.

Ram 1500 Backcountry X Concept Makes the RamBox Cargo System Cooler

Ram 1500 Backcountry X Concept cool save feature up close

The RamBox cargo management system has made the work life of Ram truck owners quite lighthearted. Mopar takes the already impressive package and adds more storage benefits to it. The cargo management system on this Backcountry X Concept gets a prototype duo of RamPack and RamRack features.

The RamPacks are cleverly integrated without compromising on space or appearance. The Packs are stacked on top of the standard RamBoxes on either side of the loading floor. These concept storage units come with a single carbon fiber hatch panel and help increase secure storage space to 12.3 cu-ft (a 68 percent increase).

These boxes can also be equipped with RamBox vertical dividers to organize more efficiently. The design of these boxes is neatly integrated with the overall truck to look elegant too. The custom RamRacks feature rails that in turn support additional Thule cross rails above the bed. This can further be used to mount longer equipment. The cross rails also show off 2-inch TYRI LED lighting and a center-mounted third brake light.

Ram 1500 Backcountry X Concept Bed Gets Extras

Ram 1500 Backcountry X Concept Truck Bed View

This concept pickup also gets cool features for the bed. It gets a custom Mopar RamGate task-bench insert. It includes conversion charts and an angle finder, along with a slew of Rockler woodworking hardware. The load floor is painted with a durable load box to protect the load floor against scratches from sharp or heavy loads.

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The Backcountry X concept is beefed up to beat off-roads

Ram 1500 Backcountry X Concept Third Quarter Rear View

In addition to being a smart work truck, the Ram 1500 Backcountry X Concept also gets a “lofty” stance. It gets a Mopar 2-inch lift kit with firmer FOX shocks. To complement the take-anywhere appeal, the cool-looking matte black 20/9-inch Fuel wheels are wrapped with 37-inch BFGoodrich tires. The hardware of this Ram concept truck is capable of hitting less traveled roads with confidence.

Ram 1500 Backcountry X Concept looks cool and rugged

Ram 1500 Backcountry X Concept Side View

Kudos to Aries for making the Backcountry X Concept drool worthy. It is painted in a desirable shade of matte ice-cold silver titanium with contrasting and striking matte black and anodized orange accents and stripes across the body. Even the tow bars and “RAM” badging get the vibrant orange hue.

In addition to its rugged appeal, this Ram gets a Mopar tubular grille guard equipped with four Mopar five-inch LED off-road lights. The side rails are sturdy Mopar tubing with grippy notches for grip. This helps to get in and out of the raised cab easily. The prototype RamPacks are cleverly finished in black and fit the overall theme. The step behind the bed also has a retractable arm that can drop down for easy access.

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Ram 1500 Backcountry X Concept interior gets a green treatment

Inside View Ram 1500 Backcountry X Concept

The interior of this concept pick-up gets a cool neutral green upholstery on the seats and door panels. These are contrasted with vibrant orange accent stitching as seen on the outside. The orange can be found on the vents, armrests and even the steering wheel.

The dashboard remains unchanged from the standard truck, except for the orange inserts, and so are the technological features. A custom ‘Backcountry X’ is embroidered on the front bucket seats. Between the front seats, a custom-built, protruding work surface is hidden in the armrest, providing a massive 12 x 14-inch workspace.

That’s enough to easily fit a 13-inch laptop. Ram has paid extra attention to details as the A and C pillars are wrapped in cool looking black Gode-Tex vinyl. To enhance its off-road appeal, Mopar has given the interior all-weather mats. T-concept RamVac onboard vacuum is also piled under the second row benches.

Lots of cool bits of this Sema Ram concept will be on the way soon

Ram 1500 Backcountry X Concept Mopar Accessories Make Work Trucks Cooler

Most of the “concept” features on this Ram concept truck appear to be production ready, which makes us excited. Here Ram has managed to combine fun and work in one stylish looking package. Most of the features will be added to the Mopar accessories catalog, such as the prototype elements of the RamBox load management system.

But we expect smaller elements to be added as standard upgrades in the 2024 Ram 1500. These include parts such as the vacuum cleaner, the clever tailgate-facing elements and the retractable desk in the armrest.

Source: Ram

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