Auto Show Trend Reports

An inside look at the trends and highlights from the world's major Auto Shows

Allow Car Design Research to be your eyes and ears on the show floor of all of the world's major auto shows. Our experts take extensive photographs and notes that highlight the most important trends, significant designs, and hidden gems.

All of our reports from the past three years—but not all we're capable of.

As well as our Auto Show and Quarterly Insight reports, we also produce customised trend reports. So whether you'd like to have one of our existing reports or are looking to discuss something specific, please fill out the form below with more details and we will get in touch.

 

2018 Reports

CES + Detroit/LA 2018

General Trends

Coming soon!

CES + Detroit/LA 2018

HMI Trends

CES (and Detroit/LA) 2018 HMI Trends

A report covering all of the HMI trends from CES as well as the Detroit and LA auto shows . Includes trends from the most important emerging technology and interactions from both concept and production cars.

Geneva 2018

General trends

Coming soon!

Geneva 2018

HMI trends

Coming soon!

2017 Reports

Detroit + CES 2017

General Trends

Detroit + CES 2017 General Trends

A report covering the general trends from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Includes macro, exterior, interior, and HMI trends, as well as many of the ‘little things’ you may have missed—even if you were at the show.

Detroit + CES 2017

HMI Trends

Detroit + CES 2017 HMI Trends

A report covering all of the HMI trends from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, as well as the ever-growing Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Includes trends from the most important emerging technology and interactions from both concept and production cars.

Geneva 2017

General Trends

Geneva 2017 General Trends

A report covering all of the general trends from the Salon International Auto in Geneva. Includes macro, exterior, interior, HMI, and Finish, Colour & Material trends, as well as a list of small things you may have missed even if you were at the show.

Geneva 2017

HMI Trends

Geneva 2017 HMI Trends

A report covering all of the HMI trends from the Geneva International Motor Show. Includes trends from the most important emerging technology and interactions from both concept and production cars.

Shanghai 2017

General Trends

Shanghai 2017 General Trends

A report covering all of the general trends from the hard-to-reach Shanghai Motor Show. Includes macro, exterior, interior, HMI, and Finish, Colour & Material trends, as well as a list of small things you may have missed even if you were at the show.

Shanghai 2017

HMI Trends

Shanghai 2017 HMI Trends

A report covering all of the HMI trends from the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition. Includes trends from the most important emerging technology and interactions from both concept and production cars.

Frankfurt 2017

General trends

Frankfurt 2o17 General Trends

A report covering all of the general trends from the biennial IAA show in Frankfurt. Includes macro, exterior, interior, and HMI trends, as well as a list of ‘little things’ you may have missed even if you were at the show.

Frankfurt 2017 HMI

HMI Trends

Frankfurt 2017 HMI Trends

A report covering all of the HMI trends from the biennial IAA show in Frankfurt. Includes trends from the most important emerging technology and interactions from both concept and production cars.

2017 CDR Annual Design Trend Synopsis

General Trends

2017 CDR Annual Design Trend Synopsis

Synopsis of key car designs and design trends from 2017, showing how some already reported trends of 2017 are more significant when considered over the year-long period as they span across many designs. Also detailing some more long term trends not previously identified in earlier 2017 reports but evident at the year-end. Format as other reports (8 core sections).

2017 CDR Annual Design Trend Synopsis - HMI

HMI Trends

2017 CDR Annual Design Trend Synopsis - HMI

Synopsis of key HMI designs and design trends from 2017, showing how some already reported trends of 2017 are more significant when considered over the year-long period as they span across many designs. Also detailing some more long term trends not previously identified in earlier 2017 reports but evident at the year-end. 

2017 CDR Annual Design Trend Synopsis - CMF

CMF Trends

2017 CDR Annual Design Trend Synopsis - CMF

Synopsis of key CMF designs and design trends from 2017, showing how some already reported trends of 2017 are more significant when considered over the year-long period as they span across many designs. Also detailing some more long term trends not previously identified in earlier 2017 reports but evident at the year-end. 

2016 Reports

NAIAS + CES 2016

General Trends

Detroit 2016 General Trends

A report covering the general trends from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Includes macro, exterior, interior, and HMI trends, as well as many of the ‘little things’ you may have missed—even if you were at the show.

Geneva 2016

General Trends

Geneva 2016 General Trends

A report covering all of the general trends from the Salon International Auto in Geneva. Includes macro, exterior, interior, HMI, and Finish, Colour & Material trends, as well as a list of small things you may have missed even if you were at the show.

Beijing 2016

General Trends

Beijing 2016 General Trends

A report covering all of the general trends from the hard-to-reach Beijing Motor Show. Includes macro, exterior, interior, HMI, and Finish, Colour & Material trends, as well as a list of small things you may have missed even if you were at the show.

Paris 2016

General Trends

Paris 2016 General Trends

A report covering all of the general trends from the important Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris. Includes macro, exterior, interior, and HMI trends, as well as a list of ‘little things’ you may have missed even if you were at the show.

Paris 2016

HMI Trends

Paris 2016 HMI Trends

A report covering all of the HMI trends from the biennial Mondial de l'Automobile — more commonly referred to as the Paris Motor Show. Includes trends from the most important emerging technology and interactions from both concept and production cars.

2015 Reports

Detroit 2015

General Trends

Detroit 2015 General Trends

A report covering the general trends from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Includes macro, exterior, interior, and HMI trends, as well as a list of small things you may have missed even if you were at the show.

Geneva 2015

General Trends

Geneva 2015 General Trends

A report covering all of the general trends from the Salon International Auto in Geneva. Includes macro, exterior, interior, and HMI trends, as well as a list of small things you may have missed even if you were at the show.

Shanghai, Seoul, NYIAS

General trends

Shanghai, Seoul, New York Trends

A report covering the general trends from the spring auto show season around the world. Includes macro, exterior, interior, and HMI trends, as well as a list of small things you may have missed even if you were at the show.

Frankfurt 2015

General Trends

Frankfurt 2015 General Trends

A report covering all of the general trends from the massive IAA in Frankfurt. Includes macro, exterior, interior, and HMI trends, as well as a list of small things you may have missed even if you were at the show.

Tokyo 2015

Available free online!

Tokyo Motor Show 2015 General Trends

For the Tokyo show this year we decided to try something a bit different, instead of our usual 65+ page in-depth report, we created a real-time online trend report and we posted it online here for everyone to enjoy. If you like what you see there, you'll love what our full reports have to offer.

2014 Reports

Detroit 2014

General Trends

Detroit 2014 General Trends

A report covering the general trends from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Includes macro, exterior, interior, and HMI trends, as well as a list of small things you may have missed even if you were at the show.

Geneva 2014

General Trends

Geneva 2014 General Trends

A report covering all of the general trends from the Salon International Auto in Geneva. Includes macro, exterior, interior, and HMI trends, as well as a list of small things you may have missed even if you were at the show.

Beijing 2014

General Trends

Shanghai 2014 General Trends

A report covering the general trends from the spring auto show season around the world. Includes macro, exterior, interior, and HMI trends, as well as a list of small things you may have missed even if you were at the show.

Paris 2014

General Trends

Geneva 2015 General Trends

A report covering all of the general trends from the massive IAA in Frankfurt. Includes macro, exterior, interior, and HMI trends, as well as a list of small things you may have missed even if you were at the show.

2013 Reports

LA 2012 + Detroit 2013

General Trends

Los Angeles & Detroit 2013 General Trends

A report covering the general trends from the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show as well as the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Includes general trends as well as a list of small things you may have missed even if you were at the show.

LA 2012 + Detroit 2013

HMI Trends

Los Angeles 2012 & Detroit 2013 HMI Trends

A report covering the general trends from the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show as well as the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Includes trends relating specificly to human-machine interface, screens, and interiors.

Geneva 2013

General Trends

Geneva 2013 General Trends

A report covering all of the general trends from the Salon International Auto in Geneva. Includes macro, exterior, interior, and HMI trends, as well as a list of small things you may have missed even if you were at the show.

Shanghai + Seoul 2013

General Trends

Shanghai + Seoul 2013 General Trends

A report covering the general trends from the spring auto show season in Asia. Includes macro, exterior, interior, and HMI trends, as well as a list of small things you may have missed even if you were at the show.

Frankfurt 2013

General Trends

Frankfurt 2013 General Trends

A report covering all of the general trends from the massive IAA in Frankfurt. Includes concept, production, macro, exterior, and interior trends as well as a list of small things you may have missed even if you were at the show.

Frankfurt 2013

HMI Trends

Frankfurt 2013 HMI Trends

A report covering the general trends from the 2013 IAA in Frankfurt. Includes trends relating specificly to human-machine interface, screens, and interiors.

Tokyo 2013

General Trends

Tokyo 2013 General Trends

A report covering the general trends from the always interesting Tokyo Motor Show. Includes trends in exterior, interior, as well as HMI and things you may not have noticed even if you were there!

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