From Lightweight Hybrid Vehicles to Gold-Plated Dream Cars

By: Katherine Pendrill - May 22, 2016
While it may seem like electric vehicles are the future of the auto industry, the May 2016 auto trends reveal a continued demand for luxury sports cars. As a result, there is a growing divide when it comes to practical vehicles versus those that are just for show.

On the one hand, many manufacturers are creating practical cars that are better adapted to city life. This largely refers to hybrid vehicles that are more efficient than their gas-guzzling counterparts. New city-specific features also include air filtration systems that eliminate exhaust pollution, as well as safety features that make it easier for drivers to share the road with cyclists and pedestrians.

On the other hand, many manufacturers are still producing dream cars for the luxury market. One example is the Nissan GT-R, which was recently adorned with a gold chrome finish both inside and out. Another example is the brand new Aston Martin Vantage GTS, which features a classic design and high-tech upgrades.