Automotive Trends: Wild Cats

Animal print and pattern continues to dominate the runway for F/W 13 and Cruise / Resort 2014, and the trend is now filtering into automotive design, with a particular emphasis on traffic-stopping leopard spot motifs.

Volkswagen Beetle – Image by David Wilkinson

In London this summer, the Stylesight team has noticed a number of cars adorned in this playful print. Some of our favorite sightings include the Volkswagen Beetle, Smart’s Fortwo model, and electric car company Mahindra’s fresh pink version, which heavily references the emergence of multicolored animal prints for Junior’s apparel F/W 13.

Explore more exterior car trends in our Auto Shanghai and Seoul Motor Show 2013 report. Keep watching the site for our extensive coverage of Frankfurt’s 65th International Motor Show in September.

Scroll down for images and image credits. Thumbnail image via Ravi Sidhu.

Mahindra’s electric model – Image by Steve Reed

Smart Fortwo – Image by Kimm Still

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