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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 Oct 29, 2014, includes 103 PRO Trends and 515 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 2,124,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 103 Engine PRO Trends = 103 Powerpoint Pages Engine PPT Report
• 515 Engine Examples

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• 72 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:

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


Colleague Socialization Office interaction turns to apps and networks for social convenience Implications - Socializing, particularly in professional situations, can be challenging, prompting individuals to turn to apps and social platforms for help. Making connections easier to foster, businesses are adopting apps and networks that encourage workplace communication and the sharing of ideas, stimulating open discussion in a more efficient and tech-driven manner.
Colleague Socialization
Office interaction turns to apps and networks for social convenience
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Digital Diversity Artists and brands expand cultural depictions online for consumer praise Implications - Remix culture has been accelerated by Internet communities, and now brands and artists are remixing cultural imagery into web culture. By reinterpreting everything from brand logos, to emoticons and cultural icons, multicultural twists are inclusive and add to the viral appeal of campaign efforts.
Digital Diversity
Artists and brands expand cultural depictions online for consumer praise
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Beyond Visual Technology that crosses senses adds appeal for consumers Implications - Synesthesia, a talent once seen as a disability, is the ability to mentally cross senses. A step further, it has become an inspiration for innovation in the tech realm, as consumers seek more unique forms of entertainment. The appeal of being able to hear an image or smell a sound is not just a novelty, it's a means of using technology to break natural boundaries and ultimately, redefine communication.
Beyond Visual
Technology that crosses senses adds appeal for consumers
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Solar Infrastructure As eco transportation expands, energy supply chains are modified Implications - Major car manufacturers are releasing electric vehicles to the delight of consumers worldwide, but concerns regarding keeping them powered rage on. Solar panels are being incorporated into parking spots and rest stations to effectively support modern transportation infrastructure, and condition consumers to view alternative energy as a mainstay, not an option.
Solar Infrastructure
As eco transportation expands, energy supply chains are modified
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Action-Less Interface Surfing and interactivity online is now achieved with little to no effort Implications - Technology is created for the purpose of convenience, and taking that to the next level, sites and apps are boasting intuitive software and voice activation that doesn't even require one to click a mouse. This speaks in the human desire to do as little as possible yet still enjoy results.
Action-Less Interface
Surfing and interactivity online is now achieved with little to no effort
5 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 97 more Engine PRO Trends and 515 examples!



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