The return of the storied Ford Bronco nameplate has been a long time coming for Blue Oval fans, so they are understandably excited that the nameplate recently returned on a boxy, capable off-roader befitting of the brand.
We think some General Motors enthusiasts would be equally as excited to see the GMC Jimmy nameplate return as a body-on-frame SUV with simple styling, big tires and an abundance of upgrade potential – especially if it were to look like this rendering from a GM fan.
This rendering was done by amateur artist c_zr1 on Instagram. Intended to look like a modern-day version of the second-generation GMC Jimmy, this fictional rig blends vintage bits like the truck cap, window openings and narrow windshield with newer elements like the current-day GMC Sierra HD grille and front fascia, Sierra HD AT4 lower grille, and tow hooks, AT4 wheels and AT4 badging.
The designer says they envision this imaginary GMC Jimmy as having a 6.2L L87 V8 engine with GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission, although one of its supercharged 6.2L V8 units would also be available. Fans might already be happy if GM were to ever actually build a modern, two-door off-roader such as this, but we think they’d probably mob dealerships if these were the actual engine options, too.
While GM is not currently working on a modern version of the GMC Jimmy (that we know of, anyway) the upcoming GMC Hummer EV will place an emphasis on off-road capability and will be offered as both a pickup truck and SUV. We also know the new EV will feature boxy styling with a small greenhouse, removable roof panels and other throwback features.