In the last couple of years, we are witnessing the rise in popularity of genuine BoF SUVs. That’s why many carmakers have decided to bring back such vehicles to their offer, starting from Ford and its revived Bronco. Furthermore, the Wrangler and 4Runner are more popular than ever. That’s why GM is also considering offering such a vehicle, reports say. If we can trust them, the new model could come already in the next year, as the 2022 GMC Jimmy. At this point, the officials are still quiet.
We expect the revived 2022 GMC Jimmy to feature a genuine, fully-framed SUV design. It would be a mid-size SUV, designed to be both capable and practical. We count on some pretty serious off-road versions, as well as on the luxurious Denali trim. The engine lineup should include a couple of different powertrain options, while the list of tech goodies should be pretty long.
2022 GMC Jimmy Redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, the most important thing about the 2022 GMC Jimmy will be its platform. This would be a genuine body-on-frame SUV, which has real SUV design characteristics. Considering that it should belong to the mid-size segment, we presume that the platform would be borrowed from GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado pickups. However, the platform would be significantly updated and upgraded, with a new suspension setup, new features and many more things.
We expect that GMC engineers will put special focus on off-road capabilities. Therefore, models like AT4 would probably come with a full load of off-road features, starting from standard four-wheel drive, locking differentials, two-speed transfer case and many more. On the other side, the Denali trim would probably come with some tweaks to the suspension setup, to make the ride good on the road as well.
When it comes to the exterior design, we expect to see a mid-size SUV. The 2022 GMC Jimmy probably won’t come in a two-door layout. We believe GMC rather aims at those buyers who currently choose Toyota 4Runner, rather that Wrangler and Bronco. Therefore, we count on a classic SUV shape and size large enough to accommodate three rows of seats. However, we have no doubt that GMC engineers will tend to keep off-road performances at a high level, so the wheelbase shouldn’t be too long either.
Visually, the new model should take a lot of inspiration from other GMC trucks and SUVs. We count on a bold layout, which would make this model look pretty capable. Of course, Denali models would once again come with loads of exclusive styling details, such as chromed wheels and grille and similar things. The AT4 would come with unique styling details as well.
As we already mentioned, the new 2022 GMC Jimmy should aim at family-oriented drivers. Therefore, the cabin should be large enough to offer three rows of seats. Still, don’t expect miracles from the third row, it won’t be able to accommodate adults. Also, we count on decent cargo capacity.
Besides practicality, this SUV should also offer a decent level of luxury. Therefore, the dashboard should come with an attractive shape and nice materials. The rest of the cabin shouldn’t be any different and we expect to see a good overall build quality.
Naturally, the cabin should also come packed with all kinds of tech goodies, starting from a new infotainment system. The list of safety features should be pretty long as well.
2022 GMC Jimmy Engines
There are several possibilities for the 2022 GMC Jimmy regarding powertrain. We presume that base models would come with a familiar 3.6-liter V6, which puts out around 310 horsepower. However, we could also see a newer 2.7-liter turbo-four, which currently powers the new Silverado. Furthermore, GMC may also offer a hi-performance version, which would feature eight cylinders under the hood.
Some sources also suggest the possibility to see a diesel version, though we don’t see this scenario particularly likely.
2022 GMC Jimmy Release Date and Price
The 2022 GMC Jimmy could come already in the next year but keep in mind that the officials are still quiet. So, take these rumors with a reserve. If it arrives, we believe that the starting price would go around 30-35.000 dollars.