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About the Engine Report

From small engines for hybrids to massive Hemi engines for trucks, Trend Hunter’s Engine Trend Report highlights innovations made in watercraft, aircraft and especially automotive engines. Featuring motors with innovative fuel injector systems, crankshaft and transmission designs, our research looks at what the auto industry is doing to meet consumer demands when it comes to performance and durability in engine design. Car manufacturers are pressured by consumers to create fuel efficient engines without compromising speed, horsepower or torque, creating many new opportunities and key changes in this massive industry.

Who It's For

While our research will best serve corporations in the automobile industry, it will also be useful for body shops, auto mechanics and car dealers that want to isolate consumer habits and better understand the emerging patterns in engine design.

The Engine Trend Report is a guide for tracking engine trends that appeal to consumers, providing you with useful insight that can be leveraged for innovation and creativity.

The Engine Trend Report, last published on May 20, 2015, includes 108 PRO Trends and 540 examples of engine market research and engine consumer trends related to: Hemi engines, electric cars, fuel efficiency, horsepower, car mileage and engine trends.

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Our engine research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced engine articles and 2,367,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 108 Engine PRO Trends = 108 Powerpoint Pages Engine PPT Report
• 540 Engine Examples

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• 76 Engine Videos (Online) Engine Videos
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Sample Engine Pro Trends

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

Experiential Trailer Automobile trailers receive a update with unexpected added functions Implications - Seeking to heighten on-the-road experiences, drivers are seeking out trailers that provide more than just extra space and storage. Doubling as portable saunas, kitchens and even living spaces, these automobile attachments give travelers the chance to not only enjoy comforts of home, but also elevate the travel experiences with specialized forms of entertainment.
Experiential Trailer
Automobile trailers receive a update with unexpected added functions
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Dietary Monitoring Aging consumers turn to high-tech devices to help maintain dietary needs Implications - Managing necessary health routines -- particularly as consumers get older -- can be challenging, prompting consumers to adopt high-tech solutions to things like healthy eating. Attracting demographics like boomers who are looking for a more streamlined way to maintain health, brands are offering apps and kitchen products that help scan and track things like nutrients. This reflects a need for a more efficient way to monitor food intake, even among those less inclined to technological usage.
Dietary Monitoring
Aging consumers turn to high-tech devices to help maintain dietary needs
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Reciprocal Play Children are looking for interactivity and communication from dolls Implications - Tired of one-sided play, children are demanding more reciprocal action and exchange from their toys. Taking digital integration of toys to the next level, toy brands are responding to this growing expectation for interactivity within entertainment by developing smarter, Internet-enabled versions of classic products.
Reciprocal Play
Children are looking for interactivity and communication from dolls
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Domestic Racer Sports cars receive a family-friendly redesign to satiate new generations Implications - Keeping in tow with a much more youthful and tech-centric generation of families, auto manufacturers are reinventing family-friendly transportation into a more contemporary experience. Customizing sports cars with spacious interiors and in-car modifications, brands are offering consumers the chance to maintain a sense of adventure and speed without sacrificing mature, adult responsibilities.
Domestic Racer
Sports cars receive a family-friendly redesign to satiate new generations
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Immersive Decal Automobile accessories transition from subtle to brazen for bold customization Implications - As the need for customization continues, traditionally high-end products like automobiles are seeing a shift toward more flamboyant and personalized accessories that play with perception. This reflects an unabashed desire for individual expression outside of simple visual stimulation, moving more toward full-on experiences.
Immersive Decal
Automobile accessories transition from subtle to brazen for bold customization
5 Examples + Score + Implications


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


Contoured TV A demand for immersive entertainment sees curved screens popularized Implications - Consumers are looking for a more immersive experience as virtual and augmented reality rise in popularity, which has resulted in a preference for curved screens. This move towards more engaging everyday entertainment goes against the shift towards smaller screens for consumers looking for on-demand escapism.
Contoured TV
A demand for immersive entertainment sees curved screens popularized
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Oversized Entertainment Despite a shift towards mobile tech, TV size grows to meet consumer demand Implications - Despite the rise of handheld tech devices, the traditional size of consumer televisions are growing to take up more space. This shift towards larger, more immersive in-home experiences comes about as a differentiation from small-screen mobile devices.
Oversized Entertainment
Despite a shift towards mobile tech, TV size grows to meet consumer demand
7 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 102 more Engine PRO Trends and 540 examples!



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