What’s so special about 2022 GMC Jimmy, anyway? Well, the mid-size pickup truck is designed for solid offroad use, using the body on frame construction. It is claimed to deliver satisfying performance and quality – as a worthy competitor to Wrangler line from Jeep. Despite the SUV construction, you won’t have to worry about the sturdiness and solidity. Of course, General Motors is preparing the construction quite well, hoping that it can improve sales.
The Newest Updates
As it was mentioned before, General Motors wants to create something to compete against Jeep Wrangler. And they finally decide to come up with Jimmy SUV with a touch of modern line. The name itself was used by the GMC, when they created Chevy Blazer. And now, the name Jimmy is used again for their upcoming model.
The decision to have body on frame SUV is to curb the increasing popularity of Jeep Wrangler. GMC needs to be clever about it, because they are going to deal with another heavy competitor from Ford with their Bronco. With such a clever construction, the company hopes that their new model should be able to attract offroad enthusiasts’ attention.
Design and Model
The 2022 GMC Jimmy is coming with mid-size pickup model – the same model supporting GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado pickups. They see the increasing trend where SUVs with truck-based construction is liked. Jeep is great but they mostly have high price. This is where GMC is hoping to get a platform – an attractive model that won’t cost a lot of money for the enthusiasts.
There are several images that may show the possible future designs for the car. There is an updated first generation Jimmy with newer style for the fenders, wheels, front end, and hoods. There should be a good mixture of the retro and modern look – although most people say that the model has interesting and somewhat balanced appearance.
Power and Performance
Despite the changes on the face and model, the company may not be having too many changes on the powertain and engine department. It is highly likely that the new Jimmy will be using V6 engine with 3.6 liter capacity. Hopefully, they are thinking about using turbo-diesel.
In case the new Jimmy doesn’t really work on its own, it is possible that it may end up as another alternative trim level for Canyon line, which imitates the look of Chevy Colorado with ZR2 trim. Rumors have it that several people have suggested that GMC should ditch the SUV and body on frame plan, and turn it to subcompact crossover. But the problem is, Buick Encore (Encore GX), is already implementing the same design – so it is going to be confusing and too much.
Price and Release Date
There is no further official confirmation from the company, so we can only guess. After all, it is highly possible that the company will start their production state in the following year – starting in 2021. For the pricing range, it is possible that the starting line would be around $30,000. But then again, we aren’t really sure about 2022 GMC Jimmy until we get the official release.