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Top 100 Popular Auto Trends in 2012

From Closed-Cabin Skidoos to Supercar-Inspired ATVs

— January 18, 2013 — Autos
One of the most popular auto trends of 2012 involved hybrid vehicles, with many companies thinking of new ways to appeal to busy customers.

From smaller-sized cars with camper vans seamlessly attached to ATVs inspired by supercars, manufacturers continually thought of new ways to offer the utmost convenience. 2012 was also dominated by designs with multipurpose features, especially those that could travel on a variety of surfaces. Moving from the ocean to land with ease became a reality with certain designs, which will hopefully inspire more of these concepts for 2013.

Viewers looking to learn more about the implications of certain auto developments can do so in the Auto Trend Report, where this data is used to find patterns, and further the opportunity for inspiration in this field.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Pedestrian-Protecting Cars
Pedestrian-Protecting Cars
The Volvo V40 Boasts an Outer Airbag to Minimize Impact
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99
Robotic Graffiti Autos
Robotic Graffiti Autos
The 'Chevy Street Artist Car' Creates Beautiful Murals
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98
Superhero Racing Rides
Superhero Racing Rides
The Nissan DeltaWing is Sleek and Futuristic
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97
Sustainable Sophisticated Vehicles
Sustainable Sophisticated Vehicles
The 'HAWK Race Wood' Model is a Wooden Mode of Transport
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96
Turbocharged Tech Transportation
Turbocharged Tech Transportation
The West Coast Customs/ Microsoft 'Microstang' is a Sweet Ride
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95
Awesome Apocolypse-Proof Autos
Awesome Apocolypse-Proof Autos
The Hyundai Zombie Survival Machine Can Mow Down the Walking Dead
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94
Photographer Two-Wheelers
Photographer Two-Wheelers
The T-Bike Tripod Bike Integrates a Built-in Camera Mount
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93
$9 Paper Bikes
$9 Paper Bikes
Izhar Gafni's Cardboard Bicycle Can Support a Whopping 485 Pounds
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92
Iconic Car Illustrations
Iconic Car Illustrations
MovieCarPosters Reflect on Iconic Automobiles
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91
Redesigned Hybrid Supercars
Redesigned Hybrid Supercars
The Acura NSX Concept Auto Makes a Comeback at NAIAS 2012
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90
Shady Hitchhiker Ads
Shady Hitchhiker Ads
The Brandhouse Drive Dry Initiative Campaign Wonders Who's Driving Home
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89
Strikingly Sophisticated Smartphones
Strikingly Sophisticated Smartphones
The Porsche & BlackBerry P'9981 Model at CES 2012 is Revamped
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88
Collision-Preventing Steering Wheels
Collision-Preventing Steering Wheels
The 'Inumflis' System Pulses When Danger Approaches
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87
Kite-Powered Concept Cars
Kite-Powered Concept Cars
The Honda Kaze Harnesses Wind and Sun Power to Work
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86
Interactive Bicycle-Building Stores
Interactive Bicycle-Building Stores
The Inverted Bike Shop Lets Customers Go Behind-the-Scenes
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85
Luxury Off-Road Autos
Luxury Off-Road Autos
A Sneak Peak at the Rugged Mercedes G65 AMG
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84
Downsized Engine Autos
Downsized Engine Autos
The Ford Fusion 2013 Takes NAIAS 2012 by Storm
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83
Curvy Underbelly Cars
Curvy Underbelly Cars
The Jaguar XKX Concept is Inspired by the '60s E-Type Model
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82
Windblown Face Ads
Windblown Face Ads
The Brampton Transit Zum Campaign Promotes Faster Public Transportation
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81
Breezy Concept Cars
Breezy Concept Cars
The Ferrari Xerzi is Inspired by European Wind
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80
Bikini Model Milk Advertisements
Bikini Model Milk Advertisements
The 'Babes n Donuts' Commercial by Scion Sold Billions of Cars
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79
Adventurous Auto Propaganda Ads
Adventurous Auto Propaganda Ads
The Land Rover Defender 2012 Campaign is Manly
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78
Fuel-Efficient Airplanes
Fuel-Efficient Airplanes
The Synergy Aircraft Reduces Gas Use and Flies Just as Fast
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77
Segway-Skateboard Hybrids
Segway-Skateboard Hybrids
The Personal Rover Rolls into the Future
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76
Android-Operated Cycles (UPDATE)
Android-Operated Cycles (UPDATE)
The Shadow eBike 2.0 Contributes Thrust and Records Your Rides
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75
Fishy Sports Car Concepts
Fishy Sports Car Concepts
The Mercedes SLK Aphelios Was Designed After Macedonia's Ohrid Trout
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74
Crushed Car Sculptures
Crushed Car Sculptures
Choices by John Chamberlain is Colorfully Creative
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73
Handy Cycle Stands
Handy Cycle Stands
The Tactil Bicycle Rack Gives a Friendly Wave to Local Cyclists
<
72
Smartphone-Controlled Ships
Smartphone-Controlled Ships
The Adastra Superyacht is Opulent and Controllable via iPhone
<
71
Compact Drop-Tops (UPDATE)
Compact Drop-Tops (UPDATE)
The 2013 MINI Roadster Makes its Debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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70
Shuttered Car Concepts
Shuttered Car Concepts
The Volkswagen Optism is Inspired by Optical Art
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69
Bugged-Out Big Rigs
Bugged-Out Big Rigs
The Volvo Ants Concept by Alex Marzo is Eco- and Business-Friendly
<
68
Gagafied Car Editorials
Gagafied Car Editorials
The 'Another Day, Another Adventure' for Mini Cooper Editorial is Dynamic
<
67
Friendly Gibe Ads
Friendly Gibe Ads
The Renault Red Is Dead Campaign Revels in Beating Ferrari at Formula One
<
66
Color-Changing Concert Boats
Color-Changing Concert Boats
The 'Allochroous' Yacht is Built for High-End Extravaganzas
<
65
Supercar Family Wagons
Supercar Family Wagons
The Lamborghini SUV Pokes its Head Out Before the Beijing Motor Show
<
64
Disc-Stowed Two-Wheelers
Disc-Stowed Two-Wheelers
The Donut Folding Bicycle Reduces to the Shape of its Tires
<
63
Mobile Motorbike Pizzerias
Mobile Motorbike Pizzerias
The Cydecar Cooks Up a Higher Standard for Fresh Delivered Dishes
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62
Auto Body Espadrilles
Auto Body Espadrilles
The Heavy Metal Series of Heels Finds a New Application for Automotive Tech
<
61
Sharply Angular Autos
Sharply Angular Autos
This Mi Otra Electric Car Concept is Sleek
<
60
Rustproof Bicycles
Rustproof Bicycles
The 'Vanmoof M2 Bike' was Built In Association with Phillips
<
59
Vintage River Boats
Vintage River Boats
Aqua Expeditions Introduces the First Luxury Cruise of the Amazon
<
58
Fast Folding Bicycles
Fast Folding Bicycles
The 'Tern' Eclipse X20 & Swoop Duo Bikes Have Won the 2012 Eurobike Award
<
57
Tiny Vehicle Tents
Tiny Vehicle Tents
Prius Habitents Turn Compact Vehicles into Comfortable Sleeping Quarters
<
56
Amazing All-Terrain Autos
Amazing All-Terrain Autos
The Burton Malamute Concept Can Go From Sand to Slush with No Fuss
<
55
Wheelie-Popping Concept Cycles
Wheelie-Popping Concept Cycles
The Newest Audi E-Bike Helps Riders Do Tricks Like a Pro
<
54
Stone-Inspired Autos
Stone-Inspired Autos
The Taihoo Concept Car is Influenced by Chinese Rock Gardens
<
53
War Leader Accident Ads
War Leader Accident Ads
The Centre of Consultancy for The Road Victims Campaign Urges Safe Driving
<
52
Green Cafe Racers
Green Cafe Racers
The BOLT Electric Bike is Built for Rebels With a Cause
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51
Portable Powered Two-Wheelers
Portable Powered Two-Wheelers
Neo Volt Folding E-Bike Enables the Ultimate in Effortless Cycling
<
50
Laser-Cut Luminous Vans
Laser-Cut Luminous Vans
Kim Adams' Auto Lamp is an Illuminating Vehicle
<
49
Humpback Bicycle Concepts
Humpback Bicycle Concepts
The Fliz Bike Ditches Pedals and Seats in Favor of Feet and Harnesses
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48
Boxy Accessible Autos
Boxy Accessible Autos
The T3 Biodiesel Hibrido Has an Interior Optimized for Functional Space
<
47
Unravelling Roadside Restaurants
Unravelling Roadside Restaurants
The Mobile Mozzerella Bar Expands in Shreds Like Pizza Cheese
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46
Smartphone Car Stereos
Smartphone Car Stereos
The Devium Dash Integrates iPhone Music Right into Automobiles
<
45
Matte Carbon Motorbikes
Matte Carbon Motorbikes
The Bandit9 'Nero' Motorcycle is Dangerously Dark
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44
Insect-Inspired Automobiles
Insect-Inspired Automobiles
The BioThink Electric Vehicle Embodies the Nature of Efficient Trans
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43
Floating Lotus Cabins
Floating Lotus Cabins
Fiorella by Hyun-Seok Kim is Like a Whimsical Picnic Spot
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42
Portable Eco Scooters
Portable Eco Scooters
The A2B Excel can be Charged Technically Anywhere
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41
H2O-Transporting Two-Wheelers
H2O-Transporting Two-Wheelers
Water on Wheels Brings the Life Liquid to Thirsty Towns
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40
Anime-Inspired Choppers
Anime-Inspired Choppers
The Akiras Kaneda Bike is Rolling Around Japan for Charity
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39
Curved Automobile Architecture
Curved Automobile Architecture
The Porsche Pavilion by HENN is a Smooth Masterpiece
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38
Floating Refuelling Rafts
Floating Refuelling Rafts
The S2S Project Makes it Possible to Live Light on the Earth's Oceans
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37
Boxy Pop-Up Shops
Boxy Pop-Up Shops
The LNG Mobile Store Concept Turns from Truck Bed to Expansive Spread
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36
Pricey Superhero Graphics
Pricey Superhero Graphics
The 'Cost of Being Batman' Infographic Totals the Astronomical Number
<
35
Nimble Commuter Conveyances
Nimble Commuter Conveyances
The Kaylad 2.0 Electric Tricycle Pushes for Active Transportation
<
34
Supercar-Inspired ATVs
Supercar-Inspired ATVs
Get Low in Style with the Lazareth Wazuma Vehicle
<
33
Triple-Threat Pod Cars
Triple-Threat Pod Cars
The Prisma EV is Able to Travel Anywhere in the World
<
32
Airplane-Adjusted Wheelchairs
Airplane-Adjusted Wheelchairs
Skycare Chair is Optimized for Aircraft Maneuvering and Independence
<
31
Screwdriver-Powered Hot Rods
Screwdriver-Powered Hot Rods
The Rennholz is a Futuristic Wooden Derby Racer
<
30
Encapsulated Eco Bikes
Encapsulated Eco Bikes
The C-1 Electric Motorcycle is Designed for Safety and Speed
<
29
Hot Air Helicopters
Hot Air Helicopters
The Sky Voyage Uses a Balloon to Fly Instead of Spinning Blades
<
28
Hybrid Tent Attachments
Hybrid Tent Attachments
The Habitent Lets You to Bring Your Prius to the Campground
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27
Open-Plan Garage Abodes
Open-Plan Garage Abodes
Harley in da House Lures Vehicles into the Living Room
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26
Barely There Bike Racks
Barely There Bike Racks
The Vanmoof Ghost Bicycle Stand Does Not Detract from Your Two-Wheeler
<
25
Luxury Off-Road Vehicles
Luxury Off-Road Vehicles
The BMW Tandem Brings Class to the Backcountry
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24
Futuristic Electric Motorcycles
Futuristic Electric Motorcycles
The 'frog eBike 2012' is Straight Out of TRON
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23
Mod Cycle Storage
Mod Cycle Storage
The Commuter Bike Rack Adds Equipment to Interior Organization
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22
Futuristic Steampunk Cycles
Futuristic Steampunk Cycles
The Electric Recumbent Bike is a Victorian Two-Wheeler
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21
Jagged Jet Fighter Cars
Jagged Jet Fighter Cars
The Ferruccio Lamborghini is the Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis Vehicle
<
20
Ferrari-Storing Motor Abodes
Ferrari-Storing Motor Abodes
The Volkner Mobil Luxury Motor Home is Expensive
<
19
All-In-One Camping Vans
All-In-One Camping Vans
Get the 70's feeling in the Doubleback
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18
Spiraling Auto Garages
Spiraling Auto Garages
The Car Park Tower by Mozhao Studio Wins Hong Kong Design Competition
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17
Traditional Pizzeria Foodtrucks
Traditional Pizzeria Foodtrucks
Jon Darsky Del Popolo Delivers Pizza to the San Francisco Area
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16
Capsular Desert Campers
Capsular Desert Campers
The Walamai Outback Explorer is Built Tough for an Extreme Environment
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15
Posh Luxury Campers
Posh Luxury Campers
The American Retro Caravans are a Stylish 70s Throwback
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14
Retro-Futuristic Electronic Bikes
Retro-Futuristic Electronic Bikes
The Japanese ZecOO Custom E-bike Shows Stylistic Fusion
<
13
Blow-Up Backseat Beds
Blow-Up Backseat Beds
The Inflatable Car Airbed Makes Sleeping in Your Car More Comfortable
<
12
Circular Single-Seat Choppers
Circular Single-Seat Choppers
The Zero Helicopter Concept is Designed for Aviation Neophytes
<
11
Woven Cycle Accessories
Woven Cycle Accessories
Reel Bicycle Storage Makes Clever Use of Overlooked Areas of Bike Frames
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10
Winged Concept Cars
Winged Concept Cars
The McLaren JetSet Would Fly Through Traffic with its Streamlined Form
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9
Glowing Sci-Fi Bicycles
Glowing Sci-Fi Bicycles
The WinCycle 001 Was Designed as Muscle-Powered Tron Transport
<
8
Handlebar Bike Racks
Handlebar Bike Racks
This DIY Wall Bike Hanger Makes Use of Old Two-Wheeler Parts
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7
Habitable Off-Road Vehicles
Habitable Off-Road Vehicles
The Jeep Action Camper Makes it Easier to Live in Your Wrangler
<
6
Compressed Contemporary Campers
Compressed Contemporary Campers
Heather's Compact Caravan is Efficiently Reduced to Requirements
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5
Wing-Widened Campers
Wing-Widened Campers
The Odorico Pordenone Caravan Expands to Offer Provide Spaciousness
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4
Closed-Cabin Skidoos
Closed-Cabin Skidoos
This Snowmobile by Michal Bonikowski Increases Speed and Comfort
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3
Off-Road Ready Luxury RVS
Off-Road Ready Luxury RVS
The Siberian Tiger Camper is Tough on the Outside and Opulent Inside
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2
Easily Storable Road Abodes
Easily Storable Road Abodes
The Teal Camper Collapses to Save Space and Make for Easy Transport
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1
Hybrid RV Conversions
Hybrid RV Conversions
The Prius Camper Van Makes the Four-Door Green Machine Habitable
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