Short Report: 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid

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The 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid is all new. In addition to the updated interior and exterior looks debuted on the fourth-generation Optima for the 2016 model year, the 2017 Optima Hybrid gets an all-new 2.0-liter gasoline direct-injection four-cylinder engine, replacing the outgoing 2.4-liter engine. A new, lighter, more compact lithium-ion battery pack (increased to 1.62 kWh capacity) handles the electron storage for the 38 kW electric hybrid motor, yet is more compact, no longer taking up trunk space.