2021 RAM 1500 from front

Ram ‘BackCountry Edition’ Adds Off-Road Muscle to 2022 Pickup Truck

The new 2022 Ram 1500 is a capable, rugged work truck made for hard jobs. This heavy duty truck is already a great performer when it comes to off-road performance, but Dodge has added the “BackCountry Edition” package to bring the 1500’s capabilities up a notch. The BackCountry Edition package will be available to buyers who purchase the Big Horn or Lone Star trim of the 2022 Ram 1500. Let’s take a look at the great features this package offers.

The BackCountry Edition was introduced by Ram to be a strong addition to the value trims of the 2022 1500, the Big Horn and Lone Star. You’ll find many great additions such as 18-inch black wheels, black badging, exhaust tips, mirrors, headlamp bezels, running boards, along with black two-tone exterior paint. There’s also a body-color grille and a Tonneau cover, helping differentiate the Ram 1500 BackCountry from the remainder of the light-duty pickup lineup. 

“We’re constantly expanding and exploring new ideas to meet the needs and fuel the imagination of our passionate customers while offering the segment’s best combination of performance, capability, and technology. Ram 1500 BackCountry will resonate positively with customers who live an active lifestyle and this is the latest example of how Ram trucks deliver features and durability that will continue to win over more and more buyers,” said Mike Koval Jr., Ram Brand Chief Executive Officer — Stellantis. 

Ram was also generous with the standard functional features, such as a 4×4 Off-Road Group, which includes skid plates for the front suspension, tow hooks, power steering, rear electronic locking axle, hill-descent control, all-terrain tires, and a transfer case. Bed Utility Group is also included and a bed extender (available with RamBox only), bed lighting, deployable bed step, spray-in bed liner, and upper adjustable tie-downs. Buyers can choose from an extended-cab or crew-cab body style and the BackCountry is powered by the 5.7-liter V-8 engine, but can be equipped with or without Ram’s eTorque hybrid system. That’s right, you can make this heavy duty off-road beast a hybrid.

The BackCountry is a great bargain for those that want a new off-road truck but are looking for something more inexpensive than a top of the line brand new model. The BackCountry starts at $41,780 and will arrive in dealerships later this summer. If you’re interested in purchasing the BackCountry stay tuned for the official release date.

Side view of silver 2020 Ram 1500

Where can you buy used Ram 1500 Pickup trucks at affordable prices in Topeka, KS?

Buy affordable pre-owned Ram 1500 Pickup trucks in Topeka, KS at Briggs Dodge Ram Fiat

America loves trucks. And when it comes to trucks, the Ram 1500 is a name to reckon with. It has been one of the best-selling full-size pickup trucks in America for years and is also one of the most sought-after trucks in Kansas. And while the 2021 Ram 1500 continues its run as the best-selling truck in America as of Q2 2021, it’s hard to overlook the older models, especially if you’re looking for a good deal on a used Ram 1500 at an affordable price in Topeka, KS. If so, you’ve found yourself in the right place at Briggs Dodge Ram Fiat.

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Three 2021 Dodge Challenger muscle-cars

2021 Dodge Challenger Outsells Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro

The 2021 Dodge Challenger is living up to its name and is giving some serious competition to its main rivals, the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro when it comes to sales. The Dodge Challenger surpassed the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro in sales in Q2 of 2021, but what makes it more interesting is the fact that the 13-year-old marquee managed to do this at a time when the world of supercars is reeling under a chip shortage and a global pandemic.

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2024 Dodge Hornet

Dodge Announces All-Electric Muscle Car for 2024

We’ve previously discussed the likelihood of Dodge moving away from the HEMI gas powered engine and transitioning to an electric powered muscle car. This was mostly speculation based on information that was leaked to us and the trends of the automotive industry, but we now have concrete information from Dodge themselves. 

Stellantis, Dodge’s parent company, held a presentation outlining their plans for evolving to an electric powered vehicle producer in the coming years. Dodge is included in this process to make their vehicles fully electric powered, which means the iconic muscle brand will be moving away from the high powered V8’s they are so well known for. This may sound concerning for the people that enjoy the brand’s high powered vehicles, whether it’s the iconic Charger, or the high powered Durango SUV, but there’s no need to worry. These vehicles won’t lose any speed or power, in fact they will be more powerful than ever.

During the Stellantis presentation Dodge teased what will be their first iteration of a fully electric muscle car, which will go on sale in 2024. We are three years away from this being a reality, so details are still scarce. The teaser did show some renderings of the new electric muscle car, although we couldn’t see much. It’s unclear as of now if the new muscle car (which is going by the moniker eMuscle) will be a two-door coupe or four-door sedan. We did see the Fratzog logo, which was used back in the 60’s and 70’s. Dodge said this is a “nod to the future, which will bring about another great automotive era – the era of the electrified muscle car”.

Dodge may also keep the HEMI Charger alive past 2024. It’s unclear if the 2024 eMuscle Charger will be released alongside the typical gas powered Charger we are so familiar with. We’re still many years away from the eMuscle being available, but we are eager to see how this new generation and evolution of the classic muscle car unfolds. Stay tuned for more information, we’ll keep you updated.