GMC 2022 Lineup: Models and changes overview

  • The GMC Hummer EV pickup truck is now being shipped to US dealers.

  • GMC Sierra 1500 refreshed with new AT4X and Denali Ultimate trim levels.

  • GMC Terrain gets a refresh in the middle of the bike and a new AT4 trim level, minor changes for the rest of the brand’s range.

The GMC The brand is at the forefront of General Motors’ quest for electrification as the first of its four main divisions to introduce a new generation of electric cars to the market. And we’re talking about a zero-emission, no-holds-barred outrageously powerful super truck.

However, there are other interesting things happening at GMC as well, like an update of its popular light pickup line and revisions of its line of crossovers as well. Here’s what you can expect from the 2022 GMC brand.

2022 GMC HUMMER EV | Photo: GMC

The big news is that the first units of GMC Hummer EV the pickup has left the Factory Zero plant in Michigan. The initial version of version 1 will be the only one to be produced until the fall of 2022, and only the US market will get it. It has a three-engine powertrain with 1,000 horsepower along with 11,500-pound-feet of wheel torque, good for 0-60 mph blasts in about three seconds. It also has one GM-estimated driving range of 329 miles. Other variants of the Hummer EV pickup, including units with Canadian specification, will not arrive before the end of 2022 as 2023 models, while the Hummer EV SUV will come out on the road 2023 as a 2024 model.

GMC Electric Sierra Denali Pickup | Photo: GMC

The fully electric GMC Sierra light pickups should be unveiled soon, and it has recently been announced that it will be built with the Chevrolet Silverado EV at both the Factory Zero assembly plant and GM’s Lake Orion facility, which currently manufactures the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV.

The brand’s best-selling model is obviously GMC Sierra. The 2022 model gives the Sierra 1500 a refresh in the middle of the bike, with styling improvements, a revised interior, Super cruise driver assistance and the introduction of the all-new AT4X and Denali Ultimate trim levels. Due to delays caused by the pandemic, GM decided to launch the 2022 Sierra 1500 Limited, based on the 2021 model, but with some changes such as the removal of the 4.3L V6, one of the available 5.3L V8 engines and the six-speed automatic gearbox. The new Sierra 1500 pickup’s 310 horsepower, turbocharged 2.7L inline-four engine gets a torque increase to 430 pounds, while a towing package is now optional with a 277-hp 3.0L six-speed turbodiesel, raising its maximum towing capacity to 13,300 pounds or 6 033 kg. The 355-hp 5.3L V8 and 420-hp 6.2L V8, both with Dynamic Fuel Management, are also on the driveline list.

The GMC Sierra HD redesigned thoroughly for the 2020 model, and changes for the 2022 model are limited to paint colors and a new set of optional 20-inch wheels. The base level is now called Sierra Pro. The Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD lines are available in standard cab, double cab and crew cab, and under the hood we find a 6.6L petrol V8 with 401 horsepower and 464 pound feet in torque and a turbodiesel 6.6 L V8 with 445 hp and 910 pound feet .

2021 GMC Yukon
2021 GMC Yukon AT4 | Photo: GMC

The GMC Yukon was redesigned for the 2021 model, drove on a new platform and has slightly increased dimensions on the outside, with significant gains in cargo space. It is available in standard Yukon and Yukon XL configurations with extended wheelbase, while the engine options include a 355-horsepower 5.3L V8, a 420-horsepower 6.2L V8 and a 277-horsepower turbo diesel 3.0L six. The model year 2022 provides paint color and design changes on alloy wheels, a new 12-inch fully digital driver instrument panel, mixing of optional packages and a lot of other minor adjustments.

2022 GMC Terrain | Photo: GMC

2022 GMC terrain gets a refresh in the middle of the bike with revised exterior styling, new paint colors and alloy wheels, new interior, available head-up display and eight-inch digital driver instrument panel as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wireless. The US market base SL trim level is gone, while one new terrain AT4 Introduced in both Canada and the US SLE, SLT and Denali trim levels are still on deck, as is a turbocharged 1.5L four with 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque, matched to front-wheel or four-wheel drive powertrains.

For 2022, the GMC Acadia loses its SL trim in the US market, along with the 2.5-liter inline-four engine and the layout for five passengers in the Acadia AT4. An edition with a Black Diamond look has been added, while the paint color and design of alloy wheels round off the highlights of the year for medium-sized crossovers. Acadia now offers two engine options, including a turbo 2.0L engine that develops 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, as well as a 3.6L V6 with 310 hp and 271 pound-feet. Front-wheel drive is standard, AWD is optional.

There are no significant changes for GMC Canyon, as a completely new generation of the midsize pickup should soon be unveiled, and will be sold for the 2023 model. A look package for the Denali Black Edition has been added to the Denali for 2022. The powertrain includes a 200-hp 2.5L four, a 308-hp 3.6L V6 and an 181-hp turbo-diesel 2.8L four, although the base engine was recently deleted from the lineup.

Finally the very old one GMC Savana got an engine change in 2021 and replaced the old 6.0L V8 with a modern 6.6L petrol V8 with 401 horsepower. The base engine remains 276-hp 4.3L V6, while the turbodiesel 2.8L four with 181 horsepower has been around for a few years now as well. Savana is still available in Cargo, Cutaway and Passenger variants. Some changes have been made for the 2022 model, one of which is the deletion of the CD player.

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