Looks like Honda's next mid-sized SUV will be quite the... looker. The 2012 Honda CR-V ($TBA) will be the fourth generation of the model, brining with it a new, longer design, a more aggressive stance, more three-dimensional vertical taillamps, more efficient engines, and improved fuel economy. Oh, and it will probably still be available with four-wheel drive. Just a guess, though.
If you're going to name an off-road vehicle after a place, the Mojave desert isn't a bad choice. Continuing the line of special editions that includes the Islander, Mountain, and Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition, the Jeep Wrangler Mojave ($29,000) lives up to its namesake with a desert-themed exterior and interior design that includes "Mojave" and lizard decals on the outside, lizard logos embossed on the front seats, body-color hardtops and fender flares, and driftwood elements in the all-new interior. Other features include the Sahara model's side steps, mineral gray 17-inch wheels with 32-inch tires, dark saddle leather seating, and your choice of tan, white, or black paint jobs.
Okay, we'll admit "most powerful, high performance Jeep ever made" isn't the most impressive title in the world, but it belongs to the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 ($TBA) nonetheless. Powered by a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 pumping out 465 hp — you might remember it from the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 — the SRT8 Jeep goes from 0-60 in just 4.8 seconds, with a governed top speed of 155, and a slew of other features like a new adaptive damping suspension, a new active valve exhaust system, an AutoStick transmission with steering wheel paddle and console shifting options, five-spoke, 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, a one-piece front fascia for a sportier look, a dual-sport exhaust system, and all the interior appointments of a high-end SUV.