There are never enough crossovers if you ask carmakers. Therefore, it’s no surprise that GMC is working on a new one, which has already been spotter on the road. It will be big and spacious and that’s the reason why many believe this could be the comeback of Envoy, which was GMC’s player in the mid-size segment back in the day. The new model would come as the 2022 GMC Envoy but keep in mind that the officials are still quiet about this. So, keep the following paragraphs with a big reserve.
If it arrives, the 2022 GMC Envoy will be the biggest crossover in GMC’s lineup, bigger and more spacious than Acadia. Therefore, it’s easy to presume some of the key design characteristics, such as platform, size and powertrain. Also, we expect that the company will put a little bit more effort into interior design and make it more premium-like.
Many believe that the 2022 GMC Envoy could arrive already in the next year.
2022 GMC Envoy Design
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the base layout. Back in the day, the Envoy represented GMC in the mid-size segment, where it was competing with models like Ford Explorer and Toyota Highlander. We presume that the new model wouldn’t be any different. So, it’s quite easy to guess which platform will be used for the new iteration.
Of course, we are talking about the well-known C1 architecture, the same one that underpins the current Acadia. Still, the Envoy would ride on a stretched version of this platform, the same one that underpins models like Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave. This would mean nearly 121 inches in wheelbase, which promises plenty of room on the inside. We will get on the interior space in a few moments.
Before we start with the interior space, let’s talk about the exterior design for a little. At this point, we don’t know much, even though the test mule wears a complete camouflage. Still, we may presume that the 2022 GMC Envoy will take a lot of inspiration from GMC’s latest models, such as the new Yukon. The square and massive front end is what we expect to see and we are pretty sure GMC will give it to us.
We also count on a nice chassis and suspension setup, which will make the ride comfortable. Of course, front-wheel drive will be standard, while we also count on AWD models. Speaking of the AWD model, we presume that the company will also offer the new AT4 trim of this crossover. This particular version would come with a couple of upgrades regarding the standard all-wheel drive, suspension tuning, upgraded drive modes and lots of exclusive styling details.
As we already mentioned, the 2022 GMC Envoy should offer plenty of interior space. With nearly 121 inches in wheelbase, there is no doubt that three rows of seats will be standard and that all three would offer plenty of room to accommodate adults with ease. This includes the third row as well, which is a pretty rare thing in the segment of mid-size SUVs. The cargo area should offer some pretty respectable numbers as well.
Besides plenty of space, this crossover should also offer high interior quality and solid build quality. We count on nice materials and attractive dashboard design, while a long list of standard equipment is another thing we count on. Of course, this primarily refers to tech goodies, such as a massive infotainment screen, wireless smartphone integration, digital instrument cluster etc. The list of safety features should be long as well.
2022 GMC Envoy Engines
This aspect is quite easy in terms of predictions. We expect that the 2022 GMC Envoy will come with two familiar engine options on the offer. Base versions would probably come with a familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. While that seems enough for decent driving dynamics, we have no doubt that the company will offer a more potent, well-known 3.6-liter V6 as well. This unit puts out around 310 horsepower.
Both engines would come in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission. This transmission usually works well with both engines. It is smooth and usually changes gears in a timely manner, though it can be hesitant with downshifts sometimes.
2022 GMC Envoy Release Date and Price
At this point, the officials are still quiet about this model. So, we suggest you to take the 2022 GMC Envoy and its arrival in the next year with a big reserve. If it arrives, we presume that the base model would cost around 35.000 dollars. The competition in the segment is extremely tough. Some of the key players are models like Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot etc.