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Top 100 Auto Trends of 2014

From Luxury Armored SUVs to Hollywood Heartthrob Motorbikes

— January 3, 2015 — Autos
Unsurprisingly, a lot of the biggest 2014 auto trends have to do with making vehicles more eco-friendly and fuel-efficient. Such vehicles are valuable for two reasons -- they stand to have less impact on the environment, and they represent cost savings when compared to your traditional gas-guzzler.

Based on production and concept auto releases in 2014, it's safe to say that the ideal vehicle this year is one that is fuel-efficient and eco-friendly but doesn't compromise on speed, safety and luxury.

Multimedia features and connectivity are also increasingly important to customers, with many young car-buyers having practically been raised on GPS systems and Bluetooth music players.

However, not all autos work on four wheels of course, and there is a growing market for two-wheelers of all kinds. These range from racing-style motorbikes to portable electric scooters designed for the urban commuter looking for a way to speed up short-distance journeys in the city.

For further analysis on the exciting directions being taken by the auto industry, head over to Trend Hunter's Auto Trend Report.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
97
Data-Powered Vehicles
Data-Powered Vehicles
BMW Unveiled Its New Concept Vision Future Luxury Car
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96
Monstrous Italian Motorbikes
Monstrous Italian Motorbikes
The Agusta Brutale Dragster 800 Blends Style & Performance
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95
Limited Edition Luxury Cars
Limited Edition Luxury Cars
The New Aston Martin Super Saloon Will Only be Sold in the Middle East
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94
Shooting Star Yachts
Shooting Star Yachts
Igor Lobanov's Luxury Boat Design is Romantic and Futuristic
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93
Coquettish Car-Inspired Lookbooks
Coquettish Car-Inspired Lookbooks
The Spring 2014 Collection from Style Stalker is Vintage Chic
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92
Charming Mobile Libraries
Charming Mobile Libraries
This Intriguing Mobile Library was Created by Anto­nio La Cava
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91
Luxury Driveless Sedans
Luxury Driveless Sedans
This Driveless Car is Paving the Road of the Future
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90
Wireless In-Car Smartphone Docks
Wireless In-Car Smartphone Docks
The Sony XSP-N1BT Smartphone Cradle Launched at CES 2014
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89
Grandiose Luxury Sedans
Grandiose Luxury Sedans
The Hongqi L5 is a Very Powerful Car for Very Powerful People
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88
Biodegradable Luxury Cars
Biodegradable Luxury Cars
The Mercedes Benz LX Concept by Irfendy Mohamad is Eco-Friendly
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87
Modular Military Trucks
Modular Military Trucks
The Phantom Badger Can Be Adapted for Different Kinds of Military Missions
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86
Next-Generation Hypercars
Next-Generation Hypercars
The Bugatti Veyron's Successor Could Be the Fastest Veyron Ever
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85
Public Transit Shipping
Public Transit Shipping
The Link Urban Logistics System Would Use Trams to Distribute Cargo
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84
Classic Car Guitars
Classic Car Guitars
Dave Gartland of Ali Kat Creates Instruments Out of Old Auto Parts
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83
Convenient Battery Scooters
Convenient Battery Scooters
The UNU Scooter Uses a Simple Battery Device
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82
Virtual Concept Vehicles
Virtual Concept Vehicles
Playstation Gamers Can Test Drive the Nissan Vision Gran Turismo
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81
Snail-Shaped Electric Motorbikes
Snail-Shaped Electric Motorbikes
The Johammer Bike Looks Like a Snail But Rides Like a Gazelle
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80
Fancy Figure-Eight Yachts
Fancy Figure-Eight Yachts
This Heatherwick Studio Boat Wraps the Hull Up into a Continuous Knot
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79
Human-Powered Airboats
Human-Powered Airboats
The Seahorse Incorporates Your Bicycle into an Airboat
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78
Insect-Inspired Aircrafts
Insect-Inspired Aircrafts
The Sting R12 Aircraft Has a Futuristic Moth Shape
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77
Sleek Utilitarian Custom Motorbikes
Sleek Utilitarian Custom Motorbikes
French BMX Rider Customizes His Dream Bike with Triumph T120
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76
Autonomous Transforming Trucks
Autonomous Transforming Trucks
GELENK Transporter Increases the Efficiency and Economy of Shipping
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75
Breathtaking Concept Motorbikes
Breathtaking Concept Motorbikes
The BMW Concept Roadster Has a Magnificent and Unique Design
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74
Cloud-Connected Concept Bikes
Cloud-Connected Concept Bikes
This Chinese Concept 'eBIQE' Includes 3G Cloud Connectivity
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73
Bulletproof Luxury Cars
Bulletproof Luxury Cars
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Guard Can Withstand a Bomb in Style
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72
Lithe Aluminum Bikes
Lithe Aluminum Bikes
The KZS Cycle Embodies an Elegance with a Beautifully Bent Frame
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71
Tire-Embedded Tents
Tire-Embedded Tents
The Travel Tent Cleverly Contains a Single Sleeper Shelter in its Wheel
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70
Muscular Auto Makeovers
Muscular Auto Makeovers
The 2016 Camaro Draws Allures at the Detroit Auto Show 2014
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69
Relaxing Yacht Concepts
Relaxing Yacht Concepts
Christian Grande's Luxury Boat Concept Stresses Relaxation on the Seas
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68
Fashionable Designer Bikes
Fashionable Designer Bikes
Fashion Designer Lorenzo Martone Created These Stylish Bikes
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67
Glowing Garage Architecture
Glowing Garage Architecture
The House Unimog Comprises a Translucently Clad Carport in its Base
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66
Speed-Satisfying Supercars
Speed-Satisfying Supercars
The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z06 at the Detroit Auto Show 2014
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65
Real-World Gaming Cars
Real-World Gaming Cars
The Volkswagen Vision Gran Turismo Was Developed for a Video Game
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64
Classy German Pickups
Classy German Pickups
The Volkswagen Jetta Truck Kit Turns a Sensible Sedan into an El Camino
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63
Opulent Business Vans
Opulent Business Vans
The Brabus Business Lounge is a Conference Room on Wheels
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62
Crafty Kid Campers
Crafty Kid Campers
This DIY Cardboard Camper Playhouse Allows Children to Act Like Adults
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61
Anime-Inspired Motorbikes
Anime-Inspired Motorbikes
The Honda NM4 is Inspired by Anime Character Shotaro Kaneda
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60
Luxury Armored SUVs
Luxury Armored SUVs
The Prombron Black Shark is Sleek and
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59
Carbon Fiber Campers
Carbon Fiber Campers
The Luxurious CR1-Carbon Camper is Stronger and Lighter Than Regular RVs
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58
Upright Walking Cycles
Upright Walking Cycles
WBC's Electric Bicycles Are Operated with a Forward Walking Motion
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57
One-Wheeled Motorbikes (UPDATE)
One-Wheeled Motorbikes (UPDATE)
The Ryno Micro-Cycle is a Powerful and Compact Conveyance
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56
Autonomous Urban Autos
Autonomous Urban Autos
The Twinway Can Minimize Traffic Congestion and Driving Increase Efficiency
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55
Rotating Tire Automobiles
Rotating Tire Automobiles
The Duality Concept Car Evolves for Two Different Driving Conditions
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54
Lightweight Designer Bikes
Lightweight Designer Bikes
Le Flâneur Sportif d’Hermès Comes with a Hefty Price Tag
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53
Sleek Serpentine Chronographs
Sleek Serpentine Chronographs
The Chrono Watch Coils Around to Reveal a Cobra-Esque Digital Face
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52
Slick Real-World Superbikes
Slick Real-World Superbikes
The Lotus C-01 Motorcycle is Conceived by TRON Designer Daniel Simon
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51
Flatpack Concept Cars
Flatpack Concept Cars
The HERE Car Compresses for Compact Parking at Home and Out
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50
Bent Lumber Bicycle Ledges
Bent Lumber Bicycle Ledges
Flxble Bike Dock Offers an Organic Way to Store Your Conveyance Inside
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49
Compact Electric Trikes
Compact Electric Trikes
The Virtue Pedalist is a Hybrid Between a Cargo Trike and a Pedal Car
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48
Parasitic Eco Flashlights
Parasitic Eco Flashlights
The Suckerfish Attaches to Automobiles to Harness Energy to Operate
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47
RV-Yacht Hybrid Vehicles
RV-Yacht Hybrid Vehicles
Terra Wind by CAMI Travels as Easily in Water as It Does on Land
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46
Sci-Fi Streetcar Concepts
Sci-Fi Streetcar Concepts
Russia's R1 Tram System Features a Futuristic and Sophisticated Design
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45
Mini Pod Helicopters
Mini Pod Helicopters
The Fly Citycopter is Taking Urban Transportation to the Skies
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44
Flexible Space-Efficient Campers
Flexible Space-Efficient Campers
The Volkswagen T5 Can Be Easily Manipulated for Different Uses
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43
Bladeless Boat Engines
Bladeless Boat Engines
The Air Booster Motor Propels Without Risk of Injuring Fish
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42
Motorcycle Mod Kits
Motorcycle Mod Kits
The Kawasaki Ninja250 31BLK Modification Package Embraces DIY Projects
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41
Speedy Supercharged Sports Cars
Speedy Supercharged Sports Cars
The 2017 Porsche 960 Displays at the Detroit Auto Show 2014
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40
Luxurious Hybrid Rat Rods
Luxurious Hybrid Rat Rods
Experience the Future On Wheels with the Lamborghini-Influenced Rat Rods
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39
Automotive Desks
Automotive Desks
This Car Work Desk Will Help You Speed Through the Work Day
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38
Opulent Party Yachts
Opulent Party Yachts
The Xhibitionist is Designed to Host Massive Celebrations
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37
Sci-Fi Biker Helmets
Sci-Fi Biker Helmets
The Lightmode Motorcycle Helmet Gives Safety a Futuristic Twist
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36
Insanely Slim Motorbikes
Insanely Slim Motorbikes
The Bandit9 Eve Concept Motorcycle Could be Mistaken for a Bicycle
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35
Cargo-Carrying Electric Scooters
Cargo-Carrying Electric Scooters
This Electric Cargo Scooter Lets Your Cargo Join You for the Ride
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34
Gliding Electric Vessels
Gliding Electric Vessels
This Personal Quadrofoil Boasts High Speed and Low Noise on the Water
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33
Connected Carbon Fiber Bicycles
Connected Carbon Fiber Bicycles
The Lightweight Bluetooth Bike Protects Riders from Unseen Dangers
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32
Stripped-Down Camper Vans
Stripped-Down Camper Vans
The Mercedes Marco Polo Activity Keeps it Simple
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31
Luxury Car-Inspired Boats
Luxury Car-Inspired Boats
The Rolls Royce 450EX Yacht Concept is Insanely Sleek and Contemporary
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30
Wooden Solar Ships
Wooden Solar Ships
Uno from Supiore Recharges Its Battery While You Sunbathe
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29
Top-Notch Tadpole Yachts
Top-Notch Tadpole Yachts
The Nimue 490 Has a Long Graceful Body That Curves with the Current
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28
Opulent Personal Watercraft
Opulent Personal Watercraft
The Strand Craft V8 Wet Rod Watercraft is Luxuriously Indulgent
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27
Air-Slicing Automobiles
Air-Slicing Automobiles
The Shark Vehicle Cuts Resistance for Efficient Water, Land and Air Travel
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26
Sweeping Hyper Cars
Sweeping Hyper Cars
LaMaserati by Mark Hostler is Modelled After the LaFerrari Platform
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25
Shape-Shifting Car Tires
Shape-Shifting Car Tires
The eMembrane Tire Adapts Efficiently to the Present Driving Conditions
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24
Flying Military Hybrid Vehicles
Flying Military Hybrid Vehicles
The Black Night Transformer is an Unmanned Helicopter Truck
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23
Adventure-Built Concept Trucks
Adventure-Built Concept Trucks
This Epic Toyota Truck is Daring, Fast and Can be All Yours
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22
Luxury Aluminum Campers
Luxury Aluminum Campers
The Bowlus Road Chief is Back with a Seriously Hefty Price Tag
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21
Versatile Luxury Yachts
Versatile Luxury Yachts
The Kormaran is a Combination of Three Water Vehicles
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20
Hi-Tech Bike Accessories
Hi-Tech Bike Accessories
The Safeye System Provides Rearview Video and Indicators For Your Bicycle
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19
Rustic Mobile Campers
Rustic Mobile Campers
This Truck Adds Elements of Luxury to Mobile Camping
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18
Rugged Camping Trailers
Rugged Camping Trailers
The Turtleback Trailer is Designed to Keep You Safely Equipped Outdoors
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17
Homemade Luxury Sportcars
Homemade Luxury Sportcars
This Lamborghini Sesto Elemento is Crafted from a 30-Year Old Volvo
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16
Compact Condo Trailers
Compact Condo Trailers
The New Safari Condo Trailers are Elegant and Economical
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15
Umbrella-Shaped Folding Bicycles
Umbrella-Shaped Folding Bicycles
The Sada Bike Folds into an Umbrella-Like Shape
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14
Wooden Punch Buggies
Wooden Punch Buggies
Momir Bojic's Wooden Car Design Recreates the VW Beetle in Oak
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13
Step-Powered Pushbikes
Step-Powered Pushbikes
The LUMA Three-Wheeled Vehicle Can Be Operated Easily by Anyone Ambulatory
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12
Streamlined Accessible Campers
Streamlined Accessible Campers
The Beyond Caravan Welcomes Travelers with Physical Disabilities
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11
Inflatable Auto Campers
Inflatable Auto Campers
The Audi Q3 Camping Tent Makes Camping on the Go a Breeze
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10
Lightweight Camping Trailers
Lightweight Camping Trailers
The GO-Easy Trailer Weighs Little But Can Carry a Lot
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9
Comic Book-Inspired Head Protectors
Comic Book-Inspired Head Protectors
The HD100 Helmet is Made for Vigilante Wannabes
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8
Spacious Compact Campers
Spacious Compact Campers
The nHome Caravan Optimizes Roominess within its Modern Boxy Body
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7
Subversive Mini Cruisers
Subversive Mini Cruisers
The Seabob Cayago F7 is a Mini Jet Ski That Works Underwater
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6
Zombie Apocalypse Survival Vehicle
Zombie Apocalypse Survival Vehicle
The Combat Guard by Israeli Military is Fast and Defensive
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5
Deceptive Cottage-Shaped RVs
Deceptive Cottage-Shaped RVs
The ESCAPE Luxury RV Cabin is Not Your Average Mobile Vehicle
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4
Subcompact Expandable Campers
Subcompact Expandable Campers
The Split & Go Transforms from Car to Van for Extra Space on Command
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3
Luxury Compact Trailers
Luxury Compact Trailers
The Conqueror Australia UEV 440 Comes with a Flat-Screen Television
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2
Million Dollar Mobile Homes
Million Dollar Mobile Homes
The Heat is a Three Million Dollar Luxury Mobile Home
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1
Rugged Motorized Bicycles
Rugged Motorized Bicycles
The Motoped Survival Bike is Fit for a Savage Apocalypse
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