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Top 75 Auto Trends in October

From Off-Grid Camper Vans to Urbanized Electric Motorcycles

— October 29, 2017 — Autos
It's fair to say that, objectively and unequivocally, the 2011 feature film 'Drive' marked the genesis of driving culture both in North America and around the world, and the October 2017 auto trends only serve to back up that point. Embracing Nicholas Winding Refn's neon noir style, the trends listed here — both autoparts and the cars themselves — show off a grisly style that's a product of cars' original impetus for popularity.

Many people drive as part of their commute, which takes some of the fun out of the activity, so it's easy to forget that driving can be a hobby and pastime as well. Brands haven't forgotten, though, and there are plenty of modern vehicles that cater to hobbyist drivers. For example, the Winnebago Revel is a new camper van that operates fully off the grid, allowing drivers to spend more time on the open road and less time cooped up at home.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Car-Cleaning Wax Wipes
Car-Cleaning Wax Wipes
Armor All's No-Mess Wax Wipes Offer a One-Step Application
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74
Reactionary AI Vehicles
Reactionary AI Vehicles
The Audi Aicon Communicates with Passengers and Features Headlight 'Eyes'
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73
Metro Payment Apps
Metro Payment Apps
The TfL Oyster App Makes It Easier for Tube Users to Stay Topped Up
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72
Car-Integrated Drone Races
Car-Integrated Drone Races
Jaguar's 'Game of Drones' Shows Off the XJL's Spacious Cabin
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71
Drift-Enabling Cars
Drift-Enabling Cars
This Rear-Wheel Drive Car Encourages Drivers to Get Sideways
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70
Contactless Payment Keys
Contactless Payment Keys
DS Automobiles' DS 3 Connected Chic Key Lets Drivers Pay for Purchases
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69
Distracted Driver Detection Systems
Distracted Driver Detection Systems
This AI-Infused Car System Offers Distracted Driver Detection
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68
Secure Brace Gear Racks
Secure Brace Gear Racks
The 'LockRack' Car Rack Eliminates the Need to Tie Gear Down
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67
Autonomous Rideshare Services
Autonomous Rideshare Services
Lyft and Drive.ai are Offering a New Way for People to Get Around
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66
Virtual City Scavenger Hunts
Virtual City Scavenger Hunts
Volkswagen’s Rule the Road Campaign Engages Instagram Users
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65
Mixed-Reality Car Showrooms
Mixed-Reality Car Showrooms
The 'Chevrolet V-Showroom' App Virtually Presents the Chevy Cruze
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64
Personalized Stunt Driving Films
Personalized Stunt Driving Films
Ford's 'Go Faster' Puts Fans in a Stunt Driving Trailer
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63
Reinvented Super Sedans
Reinvented Super Sedans
The New BMW M5 Makes 600 Horsepower and is AWD for the First Time Ever
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62
Retro-Styled Electric Cars
Retro-Styled Electric Cars
The Jaguar E-Type Zero Looks Like a Model From the 1960s
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61
Trailblazing Electric Trucks
Trailblazing Electric Trucks
The Fuso eCanter is the First Ever Series Production Electric Truck
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60
Galvanized Gas-Electric Crossovers
Galvanized Gas-Electric Crossovers
This Honda Compact Crossover is Powered By a Generator Motor
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59
Electrifying Car Race Competitions
Electrifying Car Race Competitions
This Jaguar Race Series Uses Production Battery-Electric Cars
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58
Cartoon Kitty Car Tires
Cartoon Kitty Car Tires
The Hello Kitty NEXEN Tires are Accented with Cartoonish Features
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57
Compact Delivery E-Vehicles
Compact Delivery E-Vehicles
The DELIVER-E Looks to the Future of Delivery in Urban Centers
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56
Single-Pedal Electric Cars
Single-Pedal Electric Cars
This Innovative Electric Car Lets Drivers Ignore Their Brake Pedal
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55
Potently Elegant Vehicles
Potently Elegant Vehicles
This New Audi Wagon Offers Turbocharged Performance In a Stylish Package
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54
Conversational Steering Wheels
Conversational Steering Wheels
The Sayer Steering Wheel is Equipped With Artificial Intelligence
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53
Immersive Vehicle Sound Systems
Immersive Vehicle Sound Systems
The New Audi A8 Features a Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System
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52
Designated Rideshare Lounges
Designated Rideshare Lounges
Uber and Westfield's Partnership Will Create Waiting Rooms in Malls
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51
Women-Only Taxi Services
Women-Only Taxi Services
India's Pink Auto Service is Offering a Safer Means of Transportation
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50
Extreme Desert Driving Videos
Extreme Desert Driving Videos
Terrakhana Features Stunt Driver Ken Block Racing Through the Desert
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49
Robotic Naval Vessels
Robotic Naval Vessels
This Rolls-Royce Ship Concept Can Hit the Seas Without Human Crew
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48
Jet Ski Meal Deliveries
Jet Ski Meal Deliveries
Delivery from Deliveroo Can Now Be Ordered Directly to Bournemouth Beaches
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47
Turbocharged Hatchback Cars
Turbocharged Hatchback Cars
The Renault Megane R.S. Blends Compact Looks With Big-Time Performance
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46
Gargantuan Electric Dump Trucks
Gargantuan Electric Dump Trucks
This Komatsu Truck is the World's Biggest Electric Vehicle
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45
Proactive Self-Driving SUVs
Proactive Self-Driving SUVs
The Audi Elaine Can Drive Itself to Parking Spots Without Your Help
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44
High-Speed Dashboard Cameras
High-Speed Dashboard Cameras
The 'Waylens' Horizon Camera was Built for the Adrenaline Junkie
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43
Sedan-Inspired Bicycles
Sedan-Inspired Bicycles
This Aluminum Frame Bicycle Celebrates BMW's All-New Sedan
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42
Sporty Eco Car Makeovers
Sporty Eco Car Makeovers
The 2018 Bmw i3S is Designed to Be Fun to Drive
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41
Performance-Enhancing Luxury Wheels
Performance-Enhancing Luxury Wheels
Porsche's New Braided Carbon Fiber Wheels are $18,000 a Set
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40
Opulent Anniversary Vehicles
Opulent Anniversary Vehicles
The 2018 Cadillac CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition is Celebratory
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39
Single-Person Car Dealerships
Single-Person Car Dealerships
This Peugeot Phone Booth Features an Online-only Showroom
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38
Aggressive Mini Concept Cars
Aggressive Mini Concept Cars
This Concept Vehicle Offers a Thrillingly Aerodynamic Ride
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37
Electric Mail Delivery Vehicles
Electric Mail Delivery Vehicles
The Royal Mail Will Be Trailing 9 Zero Emission Vehicles in London
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36
Induction Charging Electric Vehicles
Induction Charging Electric Vehicles
The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA Offers Ample Charging Options
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35
Electric Mountain Bikes
Electric Mountain Bikes
The Pesu E-Bike Makes Long-Distance Mountain Biking Easier
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34
Aggressive Aircraft Concepts
Aggressive Aircraft Concepts
The Gripen Aggressor is Designed to Enhance Fighter Pilot Training
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33
Lightweight Sustainable Automobiles
Lightweight Sustainable Automobiles
Dutch Students Built and Designed This Biodegradable Car
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32
Rugged Off-Road SUVs
Rugged Off-Road SUVs
The Land Rover Discovery SVX Blends Durability With Luxury
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31
AR-Powered Parking Apps
AR-Powered Parking Apps
The 'Park Rangr' App Helps Drivers Avoid Parking Tickets
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30
Miniature Electric Cars
Miniature Electric Cars
Mini Used 3D Printing to Realize the 'Mini Electric Concept'
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29
Autonomous Delivery Car Platforms
Autonomous Delivery Car Platforms
This Service Turns Normal Cars Into Autonomous Delivery Vehicles
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28
Elegant Asian Station Wagons
Elegant Asian Station Wagons
The Kia Proceed Concept Previews a Sporty and Mature Hatchback
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27
Hydrodynamic Sport Watercrafts
Hydrodynamic Sport Watercrafts
The Wave Chaser Combines the Best Of Sailing and Windsurfing
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26
Seniors-Shuttling Autonomous Cars
Seniors-Shuttling Autonomous Cars
This Rural Driverless Shuttle Bus Trial Transports the Elderly
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25
Sporty German CUVs
Sporty German CUVs
The Volkswagen T-Roc is a Stylish Entry-Level Crossover
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24
Stylishly Modified Electric Vehicles
Stylishly Modified Electric Vehicles
The Unplugged Performance Tesla Model 3 is Sporty and Speedy
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23
Reinvented Wedge-Shaped Supercars
Reinvented Wedge-Shaped Supercars
The Kode 0 is a Modern Tribute to Supercars from the 1970s
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22
Supercar-Branded Smartphones
Supercar-Branded Smartphones
The Lamborghini Alpha-One is a High-End Luxury Mobile Device
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21
Rip-Roaring Luxury Convertibles
Rip-Roaring Luxury Convertibles
The Brabus Rocket 900 Cambrio is the World's Fastest Convertible
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20
Home-Connected Car Concepts
Home-Connected Car Concepts
The Renault Symbioz Meshes With the Modern Connected Home
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19
Entry-Level Supercar Successors
Entry-Level Supercar Successors
The Ferrari Portofino is the Replacement for the California T
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18
Electric Solar-Powered RVs
Electric Solar-Powered RVs
Dethleffs' 'e.home' is an Electric RV Covered in Thin-Film Solar Cells
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17
Race-Ready City Cars
Race-Ready City Cars
The Mini John Cooper Works Gp Concept is Built for the Track
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16
Urbanized Electric Motorcycles
Urbanized Electric Motorcycles
The Tacita T-Cruise is Targeted Towards City-Dwelling Americans
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15
Sleek Electric Station Wagons
Sleek Electric Station Wagons
The Alcraft GT is Designed for Practicality and Performance
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14
Impregnable Bike Lock Systems
Impregnable Bike Lock Systems
The Nutfix Protects Your Bike's Wheels and Seat From Prying Eyes
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13
IoT Car Gadgets
IoT Car Gadgets
The 'AutoPi' Device and Cloud Platform Make Any Car a Smart One
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12
Triple-Row Tech-Laden SUVs
Triple-Row Tech-Laden SUVs
The BMW Concept X7 iPerformance Offers Exceptional Luxury and Style
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11
Futuristic Carsharing Concepts
Futuristic Carsharing Concepts
The Smart Vision EQ Concept EV is Self-driving and All-electric
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10
High-End Automotive Fresheners
High-End Automotive Fresheners
Diptyque Created an Upscale Air Freshener for Cars
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9
Collaborative Car Design Experiences
Collaborative Car Design Experiences
Chevrolet Indie Fridays Invited Guests to Spray Paint a Car
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8
3D-Printed Concept Submarines
3D-Printed Concept Submarines
The Winner of the Royal Navy's Nautilus 100 Embraces Biomimicry
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7
Conceptually Chic Camper Vans
Conceptually Chic Camper Vans
The Volkswagen California XXL Camper Offers Ample Amenities
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6
Opulent Glamping Vehicles
Opulent Glamping Vehicles
The Maybach G650 Landaulet Could Bring Over $1 Million At Auction
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5
Space-Saving Tailgating Accessories
Space-Saving Tailgating Accessories
This Slide-Out Kitchen is Designed For Camping and Tailgating
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4
Smart Cycling Helmets
Smart Cycling Helmets
The Livall BH51 Smart Helmet Sense When Riders Break or Turn
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3
Sun-Following Folding Caravans
Sun-Following Folding Caravans
The 'sCarabane' Caravan Camper Harnesses Natural Energy for Power
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2
Autonomous Fast Food Trucks
Autonomous Fast Food Trucks
The 'Culinary Coach' Food Truck Concept is Designed for Quick Service
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1
Off-Grid Camper Vans
Off-Grid Camper Vans
The Winnebago Revel Packs Everything for Short or Extended Trips
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