Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with over 500,000 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 900 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 250,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 900 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 250,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI + Human Methodology
Learn how Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
eLearning (NEW)
Prepare for the year's ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our FREE Virtual events.
Free Webinars
During COVID-19, learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 500,000 cutting edge ideas.

51 Concept Car Innovations

These Automobile Designs Will Have You Speeding to the 2012 NAIAS

— January 11, 2012 — Autos
In this awe-inspiring list of concept cars you can peruse over past NAIAS automobile unveilings or browse future designs that are just around the corner; designs that you might even see at the 2012 NAIAS. Innovation and ingenuity can be found in every one of these car concepts, from the ones now in production to models that just didn’t make the cut.

Whether it is an enviormental, emission-reducing hybrid, a luxury sports car, or a sleek, futuristic vehicle that is designed to reach new speeds and quickly cut through air, this collection of auto concepts will spark your imagination and, possibly, even put you in an inventive mood yourself. So before you head on down to the 2012 NAIAS, make sure you take a look at this collection of concept cars and give yourself an educational lesson in some other unique car ideas that came before the ones presented at the show.
6.1
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
51
Matriarchal Concept Cars
Matriarchal Concept Cars
Woman Love is Designed Specifically for Ladies and Children
<
50
LED Concept Cars
LED Concept Cars
The Daihatsu Pico's Doors are Programmed to Flash Messages to Motorists
<
49
BMW Concept 1 Series tii
BMW Concept 1 Series tii
<
48
Sleek Electric Concept Cars
Sleek Electric Concept Cars
The Nissan ESFLOW EV is a Vehicle that Will Make You Feel Fly
<
47
Crossover Concept Cars
Crossover Concept Cars
Chevrolet Orlando Turbodiesel Spotted in Paris
<
46
Pint-Sized Concepts
Pint-Sized Concepts
GM Triplets & VW Up!
<
45
Reptilian Concept Cars
Reptilian Concept Cars
The U-Wall Lizard is Designed to Literally Cling to the Road
<
44
Voice-Driven Concept Cars
Voice-Driven Concept Cars
The Fiat Eye Uses Voice Commands to Shift Gears and Steer
<
43
Hummer HX Concept (NAIAS 2008)
Hummer HX Concept (NAIAS 2008)
<
42
Smiling Concept Cars
Smiling Concept Cars
Nissan and Hara Designs Team Up for the Happy Vehicle
<
41
Cubic Concept Cars
Cubic Concept Cars
Scion Hako
<
40
Chunky Concept Cars
Chunky Concept Cars
Chevy Orlando at Paris Auto Show 2008 (UPDATE)
<
39
Windowless Concept Cars
Windowless Concept Cars
The Porsche Sebring Spyder is for Minimalist Auto Enthusiasts
<
38
Commodious Concept Cars
Commodious Concept Cars
The Kia KV7 Swivels with Flair and Style
<
37
Honeycomb Concept Cars
Honeycomb Concept Cars
The Hyundai 'Hexa Space' is Marketed Toward Young Adults
<
36
NAIAS
NAIAS
Chevrolet Camaro Convertible World Premiere
<
35
Windmill-Wheeled Concept Cars
Windmill-Wheeled Concept Cars
Ventile From Thierry Dumaine Uses Wind Energy to Provide Power
<
34
Covert Concept Cars
Covert Concept Cars
First Spy Photos of the Peugeot H1 Concept Car Caught in Iceland
<
33
Diet Concept Cars
Diet Concept Cars
The Newly Redesigned Mazda MX-5 Drops 995Kg to Become Superlight
<
32
Luxury Electric Concept Cars
Luxury Electric Concept Cars
The BMW Motorrad E-Scooter is a Conscious Commuter Option
<
31
Dune-Busting Concept Cars
Dune-Busting Concept Cars
The Mazda Tanken Concept is Part Dune Buggy, Part Luxury SUV
<
30
Bubbly Concept Cars
Bubbly Concept Cars
Mitsubishi i MiEV Sport Air Debut at the Geneva Auto Show (Update)
<
29
Frameless Concept Cars
Frameless Concept Cars
The Updated Audi E-Tron Spyder is Ultra-Futuristic
<
28
Combinable Concept Cars
Combinable Concept Cars
The Gemini Concept Car Instantly Goes from Coupe to Sedan
<
27
Kite-Powered Concept Cars
Kite-Powered Concept Cars
The Honda Kaze Harnesses Wind and Sun Power to Work
<
26
Vacationing Concept Cars
Vacationing Concept Cars
The LM Hawaii is an Eco-Friendly Beach Cruiser
<
25
Body-Powered Concept Cars
Body-Powered Concept Cars
Get Your Groove on with the Swing Beginner Car
<
24
ATV-Inspired Concept Cars
ATV-Inspired Concept Cars
Hexagon from Andrea Spaggiari Has a Design Ahead of Its Time
<
23
Affordable Eco Concept Cars
Affordable Eco Concept Cars
The Toyota FT-CH is a Snappy Hybrid We May See on the Road
<
22
Creating Concept Cars of the Past
Creating Concept Cars of the Past
Dodge Viper Concept Design From1967 Imagined Today
<
21
Bobsled Concept Cars
Bobsled Concept Cars
The Xscape 2030 Would be Perfect for a 'Cool Runnings' Remake
<
20
Concept Cars
Concept Cars
Suzuki Grand Vitara Bandit
<
19
Pill-Shaped Concept Cars
Pill-Shaped Concept Cars
The Vertical Concept Car is Designed Without Doorhandles
<
18
Computer Company Concept Cars
Computer Company Concept Cars
The Apple iSync Automobile is Perfect for Macheads
<
17
George Jetson Concept Cars
George Jetson Concept Cars
The Zoleco Seats Four and Gets 151 MPG
<
16
Batpod Concept Cars
Batpod Concept Cars
Victor Uribe's Audi Concept Would Make Bruce Wayne Blush
<
15
Retro-Inspired Concept Cars
Retro-Inspired Concept Cars
The Luxurious, Sleek and Eco-Friendly Bugatti Type 57 Concept
<
14
Sun-Powered Concept Cars
Sun-Powered Concept Cars
The Renault Kidma Transports and Protects
<
13
Single-Seater Concept Cars
Single-Seater Concept Cars
Lynx Concept Car Design by Daniel Toma
<
12
Search Engine Concept Cars
Search Engine Concept Cars
The Volkswagen Theta is Powered by Google
<
11
Futuristic Family Cars
Futuristic Family Cars
The Mazda Shinari Concept Car is Sure to Impress
<
10
85-Year-Old Concept Cars
85-Year-Old Concept Cars
The 1926 Rolls Royce 10EX is a Historical Concept Car Up for Auction
<
9
Captivating Concept Cars
Captivating Concept Cars
The Gillette Guide to Rad Rides
<
8
Transparent Concept Cars
Transparent Concept Cars
The Nissan Panorama Optimizes the Passengers' Experience
<
7
Reborn Concept Cars
Reborn Concept Cars
The BMW M5 Concept Vehicle is a Preview of the New Upcoming German Supercar
<
6
20 Badass BMW Concept Cars
20 Badass BMW Concept Cars
From Modern Chariot Cars to Intimidating Luxury Autos
<
5
Power-Sharing Concept Cars
Power-Sharing Concept Cars
The Renault 4Lectric Drives Household Electricity Too
<
4
Futuristic Concept Cars
Futuristic Concept Cars
The Jaguar 2040 Questions Luxury in Future Decades
<
3
Glass Egg Concept Cars
Glass Egg Concept Cars
The Citroen EGGO is a Curvy Coupe Designed for the Youth of the Future
<
2
Air-Cutting Concept Cars
Air-Cutting Concept Cars
The F-Whale by Gary Gu has a Wind-Slicing Streamlined Body
<
1
Unrestrained Car Concepts
Unrestrained Car Concepts
The Michelin Design Challenge 2011 Shows the Future of Transportation
<