Why Are Car Grilles Getting so Big?

Every car era has distinguishing characteristics. Whether it’s the long hoods of the 1920s and ’30s, the large tailfins of the 1950s and ’60s, or the boxy-shaped vehicles of the 1980s, there are unique aspects of cars that stand out for different generations. In recent years, people often criticize cars for looking the same. However, a distinguishing feature during the past decade is the big grilles on cars, as seen on BMW and Lexus vehicles. And the grilles seem to be getting larger every year. Why is this?

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Large grilles on cars are the “in” thing these days. One doesn’t have to look very far to find vehicles with massive grilles. BMW is a brand that’s often cited for having cars with big grilles. However, many other automakers are notorious for large grilles, including Lexus, Toyota, GMC, Audi, Bentley, and Rolls-Royce. 

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