Modern GMC Jimmy Looks Tough, Out for Bronco Blood

With GM set to revive the Hummer brand soon (the scheduled mid-May unveiling has been pushed back due to the current health crisis), we can't help but wonder if the electric truck and SUV will actually mean the death of the expected GMC Jimmy resurrection - this project was supposed to bring us a rival for the Jeep Wrangler and the Ford Bronco.
2022 GMC Jimmy Rendering 4 photos
Photo: c_zr1/instagram
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The original GMC Jimmy was a reskinned version of the Chevrolet S-10 Blazer, with two generations being built between the 1983 and 2005 model years.

And while the Blazer has returned as a crossover, a polarizing move, the new Jimmy was expected to land early this decade. The plan was for the SUV to use the platform of the next-gen Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks.

However, the SUV duo is rumored to be skipping an all-new platform for its expected 2022 release, relying on an updated version of the current architecture.

In addition, various sources talk about GMC Jimmy plan being scrapped, with GM deciding to leave the segment to the Wrangler and the Bronco, while focusing on the Hummer EV instead. Note that the big launch is still expected to take place later this year. As for the production, this has been confirmed to kick off in fall 2021.

The story obviously has financial implications and while we wait for this to develop, we've brought along a rendering showcasing the potential GMC SUV.

Coming from Instagram user C-ZR1, this pixel exercise sees modern GMC bits (think: hood, front end, wheels, fenders) being placed on the body of the first-gen GMC Jimmy. And while the nostalgia of the retro design obviously helps, it's surprising how stable the mix looks.

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