Jeep has revealed a new special edition 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a name that will be determined via an online contest. The "stealthy" looking Cherokee debuted at the Houston Auto Show today.

Jeep has revealed a new special edition 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a name that will be determined via an online contest. The "stealthy" looking Cherokee debuted at the Houston Auto Show today and will also appear at the Washington (D.C.) Auto Show tomorrow.

Referred as a production-intent concept vehicle, Jeep is conducting the "Name My Ride" contest
where consumers can submit online entries to name the Jeep Grand Cherokee concept vehicle, via Jeep.com/namemyride starting today. The top three choices will move on to another round of public voting where the winning name will be anounced in May. The winning name will have a chance to win a new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Based on the Laredo X package, the Cherokee concept is defined by its "blacked-out" look. It features a Brilliant Black exterior finish, a black mesh grille, chrome lower bumper trim, black headlamp bezels, black liftgate light-bar and glossy black 20-inch aluminum wheels.

Inside features include leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, 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 Chrysler's Uconnect hands-free communications system.

"Highlighted by a unique platinum-chrome front-end appearance and distinctive black-gloss 20-inch wheels and exterior treatments, our new Grand Cherokee concept provides a completely new look - one that is edgy and aggressive, and certainly different than any Grand Cherokee on the road today," said Mike Manley, President and CEO - Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "Jeep enthusiasts have always appreciated limited-edition models and the ability to customize their vehicles. 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.

"We plan to garner feedback from consumers at the Houston Auto Show, and via our online Jeep ‘Name My Ride' contest," Manley added. "If the level of excitement is what we anticipate, this new Grand Cherokee will be in Jeep showrooms this spring."

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Stealthy Jeep Grand Cherokee special edition name contest announced