According to Car and Driver, General Motors is working on one more SUV. The company is reportedly developing a Wrangler and Bronco fighter, which will be produced under the roof of GMC. Although all-new, the body-on-frame vehicle will most probably use a familiar name. Yes, it’s going to be sold under the 2022 GMC Jimmy nameplate. For those that don’t know, the Jimmy was a version of Chevy Blazer a long time ago.
There’s no official information regarding the future off-road SUV at the moment. However, it’s not too hard to conclude what’s going to be the basis for the 2022 GMC Jimmy. The body-on-frame SUV will most definitely use the familiar GM31XX platform that’s currently in charge of Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickups.
In addition, the automaker will exploit some familiar powertrains, both gasoline and diesel options. You can expect the company’s 3.6-liter V6 engine capable of producing 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Hopefully, we are going to see an oil-chugging option too. This one will feature a 2.8-liter Duramax four-cylinder turbodiesel mill that kicks out 186 horsepower and whopping 369 pound-feet of twist. Most reports claim that this is going to be everything from the new body-on-frame SUV, yet we think otherwise. According to our trusted source, the Wrangler fighter is going to offer a third choice under the hood. Unofficially, that’s going to be GM’s all-new 2.7-liter turbo-four that burn tires with 310 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque. The option comes paired with cylinder deactivation, so it will definitely be a more efficient option than the V6.
We don’t have any spy shots of the future Bronco and Wrangler competitor so far, so it’s pretty hard to figure out what’s cooking in GMC’s design department. On the other hand, we do know where’s going to be the home of the 2022 GMC Jimmy. Judging by the latest rumors, the company is investing $1 billion in to the existing Wentzville plant which builds the Colorado and Canyon, so we assume that the off-road SUV is going to be made alongside the trucks.
Stay tuned for updates.