Sure, every aspect of a car's appearance is important, but almost no feature is more noticeable on a vehicle than the grille. These days, carmakers are striving hard to make theirs distinct in a crowded field where originality can be very good or truly awful. Here are the some of the best grilles in the industry today.
A widened version of their Caddy badge, the CTS-V looks pretty damned good from tip to toe, but the black mesh grille with tasteful chrome helps deliver both aggression and sophistication.
KIA STINGER GT
Though Kia's new rapid sports sedan isn't for sale just yet, it's definitely the company's best execution of their "Tiger
Lexus finally hit their stride with their spindle grille in the new LS luxury sedan. It looks like woven metal, and the texture is simply stunning. Talk about a grille that draws the eye. We love it.
ALFA ROMEO GIULIA QUADRIFOGLIO
The mad fast Quadrifoglio version of the new Giulia is a performance beast that makes the Germans nervous. The classic Alfa Romeo "Tribolo" grille that's been the company's identity since the inception of the brand shows up here and makes it look like no other car on American roads.
There's nothing truly original in the GT R's
RAM 2500 POWER WAGON
No, it's not sophisticated, but it's not supposed to be. The Power Wagon's grille looks like it's ready to crush all opponents without a second thought. Black, black and more black. Oh, and black mesh, too. And in case you forgot, the big black "RAM" lettering reminds you who makes this monster.
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SPYKER C8 PRELIATOR
A weird exotic car brand from the Netherlands that still survives after drama and tumult
BMW's kidney grilles are iconic in the industry. And though the shape has changed over the years, anyone can recognize a Bimmer from the front at a distance. The ones on the new M2 super coupe are our favorite, with twin black chrome vertical fins and upturned corners, they're the perfect face to this new classic.
ASTON MARTIN RAPIDE S
You don't see many Rapides around, but when you do see one, you notice it. Aston Martin made its grille taller and more prominent than the