IRVINE, Calif. – The 10 Newest Car Crushes today were named by the expert editors from Kelley Blue Book, www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new car and used car information. 

Valentine’s Day may come but once a year, but the editors of Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com seem to fall in love every few months at auto shows across the country and around the world, where automakers reveal their newest cars and concepts.  The 2009-2010 auto show season kicked off last September in Frankfurt, traveled to Tokyo, continued in Los Angles, then made its first 2010 stop in Detroit, and now is settling into Chicago for the next few weeks.  At every auto show along the way, the kbb.com editors are enamored by brawn, brains and curves in a variety of shapes and sizes. 

In honor of Valentine’s Day 2010, the kbb.com editors have chosen their 10 Newest Car Crushes; or, as they like to think of it, the cars they’d most like to ask out on a second date.  Explaining their choices in detail, the editors describe the ‘sexy profile’ of one model while referring to another as ‘a hot little sibling,’ and even compare another car to ‘a hot hippy with tattoos and piercings: eco-friendly with a wild side.’  Other vehicles evoke the love/hate feelings that movie characters experience in a ‘cliché romantic comedy,’ while the editors think one model beckons ‘like the return of an old flame.’  

 “With so many interesting and beautiful new production cars and concepts introduced during auto shows, our kbb.com editorial staff constantly find themselves having new car ‘crushes,’ cars they can’t wait to see and drive again,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com.  “With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we decided to assemble a list of hot new cars that would even make Cupid blush.”

Select Choices from kbb.com’s 10 Newest Car Crushes List
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
2011 Lexus LF-A
BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics
2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Chevy Aveo RS Concept

For the remaining five vehicles, including full editorial commentary and reasoning behind each of the editors’ picks, visit the Young Love: 10 Newest Car Crushes story in kbb.com’s Latest News section. 

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