For everyone in the auto business, 2008 is a year they'd love to forget. And right now, 2009 looks worse. New vehicle sales in the U.S. this year will likely be 35 to 40 percent lower than in 2007 as the recession continues to bite hard. The Detroit Three face an uncertain future, and European automakers are struggling. Even mighty Toyota is hurting-the company has posted its first operating loss in 71 years.

But the show must -- and will -- go on, if for no other reason than many automakers were locked and loaded to launch before the economy drove off a cliff last October. They'll be hoping things start to improve by 2010, the lead times in the industry mean automakers have to continue to work on designing, engineering, and developing new vehicles, no matter how tough times get.

So here are some of the coolest, most interesting, and most significant new Trucks & SUVs to anticipate this year.

2010 Acura MDX - Refresh
2010 Acura RDX - Refresh
2010 Acura ZDX - All-new
2010 Audi Q7 - Refresh
2010 BMW X3 - Refresh
2010 BMW X6 M & BMW X5 M - New package
2010 Cadillac SRX - Redesign
2010 Chevrolet Avalanche - Minor Updates
2010 Chevrolet Colorado - Minor Updates
2010 Chevrolet Equinox - Redesign
2010 Chevrolet Express - Minor Updates
2010 Chevrolet HHR - Minor Updates
2010 Chevrolet Silverado - Minor Updates
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD - Possible Refresh
2010 Chevrolet Suburban - Minor Updates
2010 Chevrolet Tahoe - Minor Updates
2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid - Minor Updates
2010 Chevrolet Traverse - Minor Updates
2010 Dodge Ram 2500/3500/4500 - Redesign
2010 Ford Edge - Minor Updates
2010 Ford Expedition - Minor Updates
2010 Ford Escape Hybrid - Minor Updates
2010 Ford Escape - Minor Updates
2010 Ford Explorer - Minor Updates
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac - Minor Updates
2010 Ford F-150 - Minor Updates
2010 Ford Flex - Minor Updates
2010 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 - New package
2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor - New package
2010 Ford Ford Transit Connect - All-new
2010 Ford Ranger US Spec - Minor Updates
2010 Ford Ranger Max Euro Spec - Redesign - European Market only
2010 GMC Acadia - Minor Updates
2010 GMC Canyon - Minor Updates
2010 GMC Terrain - All-new
2010 GMC Savana - Minor Updates
2010 GMC Yukon - Minor Updates
2010 GMC Yukon Hybrid - Minor Updates
2010 Kia Sorento - Redesign
2010 Land Rover LR4 - Redesign
2010 Land Rover Range Rover - Redesign
2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport - Redesign
2010 Lexus RX350 & RX450h - Redesign
2010 Lincoln MKT - All-new
2010 Lincoln Navigator - Minor Updates
2010 Mazda CX-7 - Refresh
2010 Mazda CX-9 - Refresh
2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK - All-new
2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid - New package
2010 MINI Crossman - All-new
2010 Mercury Mariner - Minor Updates
2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid - Minor Updates
2010 Toyota Tundra Work Truck Package - New package
2010 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Platinum Package - New package
2010 Mahindra Trucks - All-new
2010 Volvo XC60 - All-new