A new special edition 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee was making the waves at the recent Houston Auto Show except that the SUV still didn’t have a name. Sounds odd, right?

Apparently, the production-ready concept vehicle is the subject of Jeep’s "Name My Ride" contest, an online competition that gives Jeep fans a chance to come up with the official name of the Grand Cherokee concept. The contest is currently being held at Jeep’s official website with the top three choices being elevated to another round of voting before the official winner is announced in May 2012.

As for the vehicle itself, this one-of-a-kind Grand Cherokee is based on Jeep’s Laredo X package and is highlighted by a bevy of stealth-inspired custom touches, including a Brilliant Black exterior finish, a black mesh grille, a chrome lower bumper trim, black headlamp bezels, a black liftgate light-bar, and a new set of 20" glossy-black aluminum wheels. The interior also comes with plenty of special features, particularly the leather-trimmed seats and heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, as well as key technological components, including a 9-speaker 506 watt amp sound system with subwoofer, iPod/MP3 connectivity, Parkview rear back-up camera, ParkSense rear-park assist system, Keyless Enter-N-Go, and last but certainly not least, the Uconnect hands-free communications system.

"Jeep enthusiasts have always appreciated limited-edition models and the ability to customize their vehicles," said Mike Manley, President and CEO of Jeep. "This new Grand Cherokee comes with a unique, ‘factory-customized’ stealth appearance directly from Jeep, and is certain to attract interest from an array of potential customers."

"If the level of excitement is what we anticipate, this new Grand Cherokee will be in Jeep showrooms this spring."

To that, we say, bring it on, Jeep! This special, one-off Grand Cherokee looks absolutely stunning.

  • 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Concept Special Edition
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    Pentastar V6 engine
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    five speed automatic transmission
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    3.6 L
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    8.6 sec.
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  (100) posted on 09.27.2012

I really love Jeep in making a SUV van. They are the most elegant and at the same time it have sophisticated look.

  (116) posted on 09.24.2012

This SUV is really cool. It has the aura of cool as the same very elegant. But the thickness of this car on the front bumper is not that quite good in this car.

  (105) posted on 09.24.2012

I don’t see anything special in this Jeep. Too common especially the outer look of it.

  (780) posted on 09.20.2012

What so special about this “Special” Edition Jeep? Is it that it’s all black? What a bummer! Total waste of time building this.

  (453) posted on 02.17.2012

I love how the simplicity of black gives this vehicle so much swag, but it looks small. A bigger set of wheels will enhance its size.

  (677) posted on 01.31.2012

This Jeep lots of cool things to boast at. The sound system was up to date, following the trend of this latest technology. The exterior is good. The wheels are great in aluminum. The best in a way it has a hands-free communication.

  (458) posted on 01.30.2012

The Jeep has a brilliant exterior and a nice bumper trim. I like the new set of those glossy black aluminum wheels. The interior is also great covered with leather and high technology.

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