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About the Sedan Report

From the three-box, mid-size SUV to exotic sports cars, hatchbacks, convertibles and hybrid cars, the Sedan Trend Report explores changes, trends and emerging patterns in the expansive automotive landscape. As car manufacturers recover from the recession and offer cleaner, more fuel efficient vehicles that maintain pleasing design features and overall performance, consumers cannot help but be enticed. From luxury sedan limousine services accessible through smartphone apps to minivans that replicate sedan design features, our report sifts through car trends that absorb consumer interests and affect their purchasing decisions.

Who It's For

The Sedan Trend report is for car dealers, automotive engineers and global corporations like GM, Toyota and Volkswagen that want to incorporate valuable consumer insight into business strategy, product development and mainstream advertising campaigns.

The Sedan Trend Report will guide you through the car trends that are shaping consumer opinion, resulting in patterns and opportunities for businesses to take advantage of.

The Sedan Trend Report, last published on Aug 27, 2014, includes 13 PRO Trends and 65 examples of sedan market research and sedan consumer trends related to: sports cars, auto trends, exotic cars, convertibles, hybrid autos and sedan trends.

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Our sedan research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced sedan articles and 2,110,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 13 Sedan PRO Trends = 13 Powerpoint Pages Sedan PPT Report
• 65 Sedan Examples

Online Extras With Full Subscription

• 9 Sedan Videos (Online) Sedan Videos
• 390 Sedan Images (Online) Sedan 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 Sedan Pro Trends

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

Intentionally Rustic Consumers look to obviously upcycled design elements to convey originality Implications - Beyond the obvious eco benefits of upcycled goods, consumers are looking to intentionally rustic design aesthetics to convey their hip originality. As young consumers grow weary of adult life, the incorporation of recycled goods maintains a unique aesthetic despite lifestyle changes.
Intentionally Rustic
Consumers look to obviously upcycled design elements to convey originality
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Merchandised Lodging Luxury brands team up with hotels to combine comfort with product engagement Implications - Moving away from the traditional in-store experiences, brands are turning to unlikely partnerships to heighten consumer interaction with more excitement. Designers and luxury retailers are utilizing hotel chains to feature their products in a more subtle manner, allowing individuals to analyze, engage and interact with retail goods in a more relaxed and comforting setting.
Merchandised Lodging
Luxury brands team up with hotels to combine comfort with product engagement
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Sustainable Opulence The luxury market gets an eco overhaul to satisfy Boomer desire for biophilia Implications - There has been an influx of luxury goods with a green ethos. The wealthy are desiring products with more of a socially and environmentally aware backstory and the rise of the eco luxury market is reframing what it really means to have a luxury experience, good or service. Targeting affluent Boomers, sustainable opulence allows consumers to feel good about indulgence.
Sustainable Opulence
The luxury market gets an eco overhaul to satisfy Boomer desire for biophilia
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Tactual Drive As digital integration expands, cars receive touchscreen features to stay connected Implications - As a reliance on technological efficiency continues, digital adaptability moves into more mature, adult experiences to satiate convenience at all ages. Seeking methods of social integration, consumers are turning to in-car apps and touchscreen enhancements to maintain connectivity through more tactile methods of on-the-go routine. Tactile car enhancements speak to a desire to maintain technological integration through more sensory, yet easily adaptable methods of auto engagement.
Tactual Drive
As digital integration expands, cars receive touchscreen features to stay connected
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Artistic Auto Vehicles become utilized as a canvas for urban-inspired artistic expression Implications - Car culture is fanatical in itself, which is something that artists are using to their advantage by transforming vehicles into literal works of art. As mediums like graffiti and urban art gain mainstream acceptance, the re-conceptualization of the ordinary as abstract is garnering the attention of consumers for being familiar, but also distinctly original.
Artistic Auto
Vehicles become utilized as a canvas for urban-inspired artistic expression
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Connected Drive Targeting millennial drivers, auto manufacturers boast built-in WiFi Implications - Speaking to generations raised online that demand consistent connectivity, auto manufacturers are releasing models that feature built-in WiFi to further enhance the driving experience. By enhancing sedans to be connected, brands are responding to the lifestyle of consumers who require further integration of digital solutions, which in turn helps increase agility in the fiercely competitive automotive market.
Connected Drive
Targeting millennial drivers, auto manufacturers boast built-in WiFi
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Green Streak Speedy electric cars redefine eco-friendly transport Implications - Just when consumers were getting used to cute and compact, and often slower, earth-friendly cars, a new breed of eco vehicles is racing its way to the forefront of green driving. These electric cars can go from 0 to 60 in mere seconds, while offering a completely green driving experience. Proving that eco-friendly cars can be anything but tame, they are perfect for road warriors who are concerned about sacrificing their street cred for eco-friendly living.
Green Streak
Speedy electric cars redefine eco-friendly transport
8 Examples + Score + Implications


Autonomobiles Self-driving vehicles provide drivers with extreme convenience Implications - Autonomous automobiles are quickly becoming a reality, with variations on the self-driving car being conceptualized by designers at an alarming rate. As consumers continue to place more emphasis on convenience in their purchasing decisions, the rapid development of driver-less vehicles may just coincide with a just-as-rapid demand.
Autonomobiles
Self-driving vehicles provide drivers with extreme convenience
6 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 7 more Sedan PRO Trends and 65 examples!



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