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About the Car Report

The Car Trend Report covers the latest automobile trends, tracking innovations and ideas that have gained a large amount of attention from the public. From antique cars, concept cars and smart cars to eco-friendly trucks and hybrids, consumers remain fascinated with an array of vehicles, regardless of the current economic woes. Furthermore, we analyze issues important to consumers, such as fuel efficiency and mileage, and look to companies like Acura, Dodge, Ford, Honda and Toyota to track industry-leading innovations.

Who It's For

The Car Trend Report is perfect for car manufacturers, automobile marketers, dealerships and advertising agencies that want to target consumer interests to create better campaigns, enhance products and stimulate innovation.

The Car Trend Report provides you with concise analysis of consumer trends influencing and shaping new patterns in the automobile industry.

The Car Trend Report, last published on Oct 29, 2014, includes 408 PRO Trends and 2,040 examples of car market research and car consumer trends related to: hybrids, SUVs, electric cars, fuel efficiency, concept cars and car trends.

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Our car research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced car articles and 2,123,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 408 Car PRO Trends = 408 Powerpoint Pages Car PPT Report
• 2,040 Car Examples

Online Extras With Full Subscription

• 286 Car Videos (Online) Car Videos
• 12,240 Car Images (Online) Car Images
• Additional Niche Reports (with a full subscription): Boat, Bicycle, Supercars, Sport Utility Vehicle, Yacht, Convertible, Compact Car, Watercraft, Sedan, Truck, Sailing, Coupe, Racing, Airline, Private Jet, Car, Vehicle, Concept Car, Engine, Airplane, Aviation, Eco-Car and more!



Sample Car Pro Trends

Each Car PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online car articles, videos and images. Examples:

Pop Cultured Auto Car companies partner with well-known celebs to create pop culture appeal Implications - Seeking to expand market exposure, high-end brands like those in the auto industry are turning to pop culture collaborations for consumer appeal. Joining forces with celebrities and media icons, auto manufacturers are using the fame and recognition of well-known figures to heighten their products with status. This reflects a need for more approachable marketing tactics, particularly when it comes to more exclusive product designs.
Pop Cultured Auto
Car companies partner with well-known celebs to create pop culture appeal
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Unexpected Play Kids activities are reinvented with unexpected artistic touches Implications - Expanding children's imaginations, brands are heightening traditional activities like drawing by using unorthodox techniques. Allowing kids to creatively color on toy cars and even shoes, brands are allowing young consumers to engage in rule-breaking behavior in a regulated yet creative manner.
Unexpected Play
Kids activities are reinvented with unexpected artistic touches
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Car-Branded Tech Auto manufacturers partner with tech brands to deliver luxury accessories Implications - The incorporation of high end technologies into automobiles is becoming commonplace, but the further extension of car branding into the tech industry is gaining traction. This wave of auto-branded tech products further extends the link between auto ownership and lifestyle.
Car-Branded Tech
Auto manufacturers partner with tech brands to deliver luxury accessories
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Tech-Assisted Advertising Campaigns that blend the offline with the online increase user appeal Implications - As more consumers experience their surroundings with a smartphone in hand, brands are looking to engage with them more than ever. A shift towards online and offline advertising that requires device usage supports consumer behavior rather than fighting against it.
Tech-Assisted Advertising
Campaigns that blend the offline with the online increase user appeal
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Climatic Excursion Prioritizing adventure, travelers seek out destinations with extreme climates Implications - Moving away from typically warm travel destinations, consumers are turning to more extreme climate conditions for experiential appeal. Seeking out places like Iceland that are known for unpredictable and chilly weather, travelers are willing to brave harsh conditions in exchange for more contrast from their everyday.
Climatic Excursion
Prioritizing adventure, travelers seek out destinations with extreme climates
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Gamer Tourism Heightening gaming experiences, consumers turn to high-tech tourism destinations Implications - As gaming continues to grow in popularity, individuals are looking to more than just their consoles and mobile apps for entertainment. Consumers are turning to travel destinations like Japan to engage in more exclusive travel tailored to their specific interests. Using technology and personalized themes to create a user-friendly environment, this gaming tourism speaks to a shift toward more specialized forms of travel.
Gamer Tourism
Heightening gaming experiences, consumers turn to high-tech tourism destinations
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Appified Sharing The peer-to-peer economy becomes supported by apps for travel or leisure Implications - The influx of consumers living in urban spaces has supported the boom of peer-to-peer culture, which is being streamlined via apps. As everything from ride sharing to travel becomes an opportunity for sharing, the incorporation of apps into the equation further leverages consumer control for decentralized ownership.
Appified Sharing
The peer-to-peer economy becomes supported by apps for travel or leisure
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Simulated Extravagance Giving consumers a taste of luxury, brands offer lavish simulations Implications - Offering consumers a taste of the high life, brands are turning to simulations that mimic extravagant situations. Moving beyond the typical target demographic, high-end brands are using virtual reality to make typically unattainable experiences more tangible for the average consumer, helping to reduce consumer apprehension through immersive visuals.
Simulated Extravagance
Giving consumers a taste of luxury, brands offer lavish simulations
4 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 402 more Car PRO Trends and 2,040 examples!



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