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2017 Kia Optima Plug-In, Hybrid Photo Gallery

img 1079977316 1455221411399 jpg 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid | Cars.com photo by Angela Conners

CARS.COM — The styling of the 2017 Kia Optima Plug-in should come as no shock; it looks a lot like the 2016 redesign of the regular Optima, and the same goes for the new hybrid version. Both cars are now electrifying visitors to the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, where Cars.com is on the scene and reporting from the exhibit floor.

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Eco-friendly aerodynamic updates include an active grille that closes to improve airflow, a hybrid-specific front air curtain, a beveled rear bumper, an exclusive rear diffuser and a specific alloy wheel design. Inside, both cars are roomier than their predecessors and equipped with redesigned seats said to better isolate passengers from vibration. The hybrid also gets model-specific gauges.

Check out the gallery below.

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