2022 GMC Jimmy General Motors is looking for a competitor of its own for the Jeep Wrangler, and that could be the 2022 GMC Jimmy SUV, as illustrated above. The Jimmy name was previously used decades ago for GMC’s version of the Chevrolet Blazer.
The revived 2022 Jimmy GMC could be GM’s answer to the wildly popular Jeep Wrangler and upcoming Ford Bronco. This off-road-capable body-on-frame SUV is likely to call suburban streets home — not that it will mean much to SUV-hungry buyers, who will forgo road compromises to enjoy a rugged off-road aura.
If that happens, the new model 2022 Jimmy will likely take the underpinnings of GM’s mid-size truck, which also underpins the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups.
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Well, you know what they say – if an OEM can’t ship it, leave it to the cyber and aftermarkets to fix things so fast that the fans are properly blowing in a jiffy.
This situation totally applies to General Motors and its staunch refusal to provide a proper renaissance for fans of the Chevy K5 Blazer and 2022 GMC Jimmy to compete with the likes of Jeep’s Wrangler, Ford’s Bronco, and even Volkswagen’s upcoming re-invention of the Scout. . But don’t worry, there’s a cool solution, at least as far as the GMC sibling is concerned.
Shortly after 2022 began, we heard that Oscar Vargas, a virtual artist better known as the web.artist20 on social media, and Flat Out Autos – a company based in Jonesboro, Arkansas – are joining their CGI-to-reality forces to transform an unsuspecting GMC Sierra 1500s range into a proper and modern 2022 GMC Jimmy two-door convertible SUV.
They’ve both provided additional updates over the last few months to make sure everyone understands this isn’t just a steam device and that the GMC pickup truck is indeed being converted into a fashionable off-road SUV with a detachable top. Now, finally, the first of only 20 examples are complete, and eagerly awaiting the 2022 SEMA Show and the legendary Battle of the Builders competition.
But what about the highlights? Yes, that includes a GMC Sierra Single Cab long bed donor truck, shortened chassis, power-folding rear seats, internal custom roof, as well as a slew of aftermarket partners – from FOX and BDS Suspension to Nitto Tire and CORSA Performance, plus many others.
Unfortunately, no pricing details are available, but we do know that each unit will be customized to the exact customer specifications.
The SEMA 2022 show was definitely a cool event – and we really miss it. Just look at the poor 2022 Paris Motor Show and hardly any premieres are worth it (aside from that cool 4×4 Jeep Avenger Concept surprise)!
2022 GMC Jimmy Specs
The 2022 GMC Jimmy SUV might not be getting too creative with the powertrain. It will use the same 3.6-liter V-6 as the pickup and—hopefully—turbo-diesel.
Truck-based SUVs are rapidly evolving past their logical expiration date. The new Wrangler is enjoying strong sales despite the high prices of the Jeep, and even the vintage Toyota 4Runner is dropping out of dealer lots.
The trail-happy model will also help legitimize GMC’s new off-road nameplate, AT4, which it says will be applied to all of its models in the near future.
Even if the Jimmy itself doesn’t fare well, this model could become a trim level for the Canyon pickup, mirroring its sister Chevrolet Colorado’s ZR2 trim. Other rumblings suggest that GMC is dropping plans for a body-on-frame SUV in favor of a car-based subcompact crossover.
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But considering that such a model would overlap with the popular Buick Encore (and now the Encore GX ), which shares a showroom with the GMC lineup, we think that’s unlikely.
New GMC off-roaders could appear in the next few years, likely starting at around $30,000.
2022 GMC Jimmy SUV
If GMC makes Jimmy in 2022, this is it. A world of small 2-door SUVs and small trucks right here in America. The market for them isn’t there, but that hasn’t stopped someone from building the refurbished 2022 GMC Jimmy of their dreams.
If you’re at SEMA this year, you can take a peek at this one, made by Flat Out Autos and based on GMC Sierra.
Reaction to the truck was strong, and Flat Out says it’s “close to a million views in less than 24 hours with thousands of shares and hundreds of comments.” We think the truck looks amazing, and it’s easy enough to see why, even if the photos we have are out of proportion,” said Flat Out.
At the very least, the new Jimmy stays true to the original: A little pickup with lots of seats and practicality, all wrapped up in a face that screams “GMC.” The front gets the same C-style headlights you’d find on a Yukon, Denali, or other similar products. The same goes for the AT4 badge.
That’s a very nice touch, as the AT4 model is the brand’s off-road-focused model. You can tell them apart thanks to the red crane hook you see here.
The truck is usually a two-seater, but the benches that are bolted to the floor under the B-pillars are collapsible. It looks like the Flat Out even retains the seat folding mechanism of the modern GMC. However, having a carpeted sleeping area did strike us as an odd choice. After all, it’s a truck.
We’re not sure you want to remove the removable hardtop altogether, given the lack of a rear window or separation between you and the bed. Speaking of the bed, it appears to feature one of GMC’s MultiPro rear doors, which should add practicality to SEMA builds.
The tailgate offers up to six configurations, including the ability to partially lower the gate to accommodate longer payloads. Most of the interior comes out of the GM parts bin, as one would expect, and everything looks as if this truck came from the factory.
Flat Out hasn’t said whether it will offer this conversion for sale or if it’s a one-off for the SEMA. It will likely gauge interest in the show and then make the call as to whether it would be financially feasible to bring this conversion into production.
2022 GMC Jimmy Price
This New 2022 GMC Jimmy Price model could arrive in the next few years for a starting price of around $30,000.
People also ask about the 2022 GMC Jimmy AT4X
Q: What is the difference between AT4 and AT4X?
A: Unlike the AT4, the AT4X uses a more powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine. On the road, it makes 420 horsepower and around 460 lb-ft of torque. As soon as you sit inside the AT4X you will appreciate how well-designed the seats are.
Q: Is GMC bringing Jimmy back?
A: Arkansas-based GMC seems content to let the sixth-generation Ford Bronco take its own Jeep Wrangler. The company left this market segment decades ago, but an Arkansas-based maker called Flat Out Autos is bringing Jimmy back for the 2022 SEMA event.
Q: Is the 2022 GMC Jimmy real?
A: Offered between 1970 and 1991, the 2022 GMC Jimmy was GMC’s version of the K5 Chevy Blazer before being replaced by the GMC Yukon. Although GM is no longer officially offering the Jimmy, some enthusiasts are still demanding a modern relaunch of the SUV’s nameplate.
Q: What is the AT4X package?
A: AT4X with Edition Package 1 shown. The New 2023 Canyon comes standard with an off-road chassis package that includes a factory-installed 2″ lift and 3.5″ widened tracks. That gives the Canyon a standard 9.6″ of ground clearance and a 33.3-degree approach angle.