In Detroit, A Vindication of Audi's Grill?

While still brand new, Audi's current grill design was widely criticized;

While still brand new, Audi’s current grill design was widely criticized; “It’s not facial enough.” “It’s gaudy.” “It’s not shaped right for American plates.” And so on. Anything, in my opinion, was better than the poorly-vieled, bulbous VWness of the previous incarnation. And yet, fans and haters alike complained.

Now, taking a second glance at some of the most buzzworthy new cars at this year’s Detroit show, I can’t help but notice several prominent new grills with shapes similar to Audi’s. It could be my eyes. But if the Camry can sport a Bangled butt, the CTS can most definitely don an Audi maw.

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