The market of off-road SUVs live. Models like Wrangler and 4Runner are making great sales numbers, while the new Bronco is also here. Therefore, we presume that GM wants a bit of market share as well. At this point, the officials are still quiet but rumors strongly suggest that the famous nameplate could be revived. Allegedly, the new model would come as the 2022 GMC Jimmy.
Older generations remember very well the original Jimmy, as well as its second-generation successors. The two models were in production for 22 years, between 1983 and 2005. Both generations were closely related to Chevy Blazers. Today, Blazer is a completely different story, but we hope Jimmy wouldn’t go in that direction. Instead, we would see the same design approach as before, which means a genuine body-on-frame layout.
Rumors suggest we could see this model on the market already in the next year. On the other side, the officials are still quiet. Therefore, take the following paragraphs with a reserve.
2022 GMC Jimmy Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the most important thing to know about the potential comeback is that the new 2022 GMC Jimmy would stick with the traditions. Unlike the Blazer, which became a crossover, the revived Jimmy would remain a genuine body-on-frame SUV, capable of dealing with all kinds of terrains and weather conditions, and also pretty strong in fields like towing and hauling.
Therefore, the first thing that comes to most about 2022 GMC Jimmy is the platform. We presume that GM won’t experiment too much and that it would put the new SUV on a familiar platform. That would be the same architecture that underprints GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado pickups. Such a design approach would ensure strong capabilities in all fields, while it also indicates the potential engine options for the new SUV.
When it comes to the exterior design, we will talk about the size first. We don’t expect to see 2022 GMC Jimmy in two body styles, like it’s the case with Wrangler and Bronco. The Jimmy would be more like a 4Runner kind of an SUV, with a spacious and practical cabin. We presume it would feature around 115 (roughly) inches in wheelbase, which would provide a lot of interior space while maintaining solid off-road potential.
Styling-wise, we expect the new model to take a lot of inspiration from GMC’s latest models. This particularly refers to the new Sierra, as well as to the Canyon. Both pickups are characterized by a pretty rugged look, with a bold front end. We presume the new SUV would look pretty similar from the front side. Renowned websites like Car and Driver offer a couple of 2022 GMC Jimmy photos, so we can make a picture of the new model’s look.
We presume that GMC designers would be more innovative this time, compared to what they did in the case of Canyon. We expect to see a more upscale cabin, which a more attractive dashboard design and much finer materials. Still, that doesn’t mean that the new cabin won’t be durable. We are looking for a good balance between these two things. Naturally, we also count on a lot of tech features, which would have a positive impact on the overall appeal.
Given the expected size, we presume that the 2022 GMC Jimmy interior would be spacious enough to accommodate 7 passengers. The third row may be standard, but could also be offered as an option. In any case, we don’t expect it would offer some spectacular amount of space, but should be quite useful. Also, we count on a decently sized cargo area.
2022 GMC Jimmy Engines
Considering that the new SUV would share the platform with Canyon and Colorado, we presume that the 2022 GMC Jimmy specs in terms of powertrain could be the same as well. In any case, we pretty that base models would come with a familiar 3.6-liter V6, which puts out around 310 horsepower. Also, there is a big chance to see a diesel option. Logically, that would be a familiar 2.8-liter turbodiesel, but many believe that GMC engineers could find a way to install a bigger 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel instead.
Further engine upgrades are also possible. A 2.7-liter turbo-four would definitely be a solid option, with its massive torque. On the other hand, chances to see a version with eight cylinders aren’t that big.
2022 GMC Jimmy Release Date and Price
If we can trust rumors, the new model could arrive already in the next year. However, the problem is that the officials are still quiet about this comeback, so it’s hard to say if the new Jimmy is about to happen or not. If it arrives, we presume that the 2022 GMC Jimmy price would start from 35.000 dollars, roughly.