The upcoming 2022 GMC Jimmy is the brand-new model. It is a compact off-road SUV that will rival the extremely popular Jeep Wrangler. According to the latest reports, Jimmy will ride on GM’s familiar platform for midsize trucks. It is a body-on-frame structure which is not surprising. First photos of the 2022 Jimmy model are already available.
However, most of the things about this model are not official yet. Despite that, we can’t deny its attractive design and stylish interior. As for the performances, a 3.6-liter V6 is the most likely candidate. We are waiting for General Motors to release more details, which should happen in the first quarter of 2021.
2022 Jimmy Design
The forthcoming 2022 GMC Jimmy is the GM’s answer to the Jeep and its popular Wrangler model. The manufacturer confirmed that one new off-roader is in the works and some details are already here. For a start, Jimmy is a body-on-frame SUV that rides on a familiar mid-size truck platform. The same platform underpins models such as GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado.
As for the design, the front fascia will look closer to the Acadia model. Of course, GMC Jimmy will look unique and it will surely introduce some new stuff. The headlights will reportedly look slimmer, just like the front grille. Large GMC lettering is visible at first glance as well. However, we don’t know what will happen in the back.
Interior Offers Room for Five Passengers
The all-new 2022 GMC Jimmy is a compact model so its interior room could be questionable. We have no doubts that General Motors will make a smart cabin layout with two rows of seats and a room for five passengers. One thing is clear, Jimmy looks more modern than Wrangler, both in and out. Thanks to that, Jimmy will probably offer more tech than Jeep’s best-selling SUV.
However, Jimmy will hardly beat Wrangler in terms of practicality and functionality. Some parts are the same as in the Acadia SUV, including an 8-inch infotainment screen and a list of standard equipment. The 2022 Jimmy will arrive with tri-zone automatic climate control, keyless ignition, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. GM’s Pro Safety Plus package will also be in the offer. It is a safety suite full of the newest driver-assistance systems.
Gasoline V6 Under the Hood
Under the hood, the 2022 GMC Jimmy will most likely offer a familiar 3.6-liter V6 engine. This engine is available in the Canyon model and it provides 308 horsepower. Moreover, this gasoline powertrain can produce 275 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to various reliable reports, this compact SUV will reportedly arrive with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
On the other hand, the performance figures could be different, but Jimmy will surely provide more than enough power. We are waiting for General Motors to release more details about possible optional powertrain, fuel economy figures, and much more.
2022 GMC Jimmy Price and Release Date
The price of the 2022 GMC Jimmy is another mystery. Some speculations are predicting the price of around $30,000. It is going to be an interesting battle for the best off-road SUV. Besides Jeep Wrangler, Ford Bronco is about to arrive as well. As for the Jimmy model, GM will launch it in the second half of 2021.