Audi’s head of exterior design has hinted the Ingolstadt-based automaker will soon start moving away from its signature "Singleframe" grille.

Speaking to Car Throttle, Andreas Mindt said the brand’s trademark grille was not set to grow any further.

“It’s not the big mouth anymore. It’s not growing, growing, growing,” Mindt told the British publication.

Mindt went on to suggest Audi would soon start tinkering with the design of its grilles.

“When you paint the frame black, it looks bigger. When you paint the frame body colour, it looks smaller … there are a lot of things you can do architecture-wise to change that and we have a lot of good ideas for that,” he said.

“Maybe the border between grille and no grille will meld together – the frame is not like a border anymore. Just think about what you can do in the future to make it meld together,” Mindt said.

The new e-tron GT concept (pictured below), interestingly, features a fresh interpretation of the Singleframe grille design, with a honeycomb surface structure and its top section employing a cover painted in body colour.
Audi e-tron GT concept