2017 Kia Optima Hybrid vs. 2016 Kia Optima Aerodynamics
When you hear the phrase aerodynamics, you might be tempted to think of airplanes and the formation of wings. But the principles that apply to the look, handling and fuel economy of airplanes also apply to the more earthbound vehicles, like the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid or the 2016 Kia Optima gas engine model. Ready to take flight with a Kia Optima? We thought so!
Aerodynamics of the 2016 Optima
Judging by the image we’ve included, the 2016 Optima is indeed ready to soar. How this was accomplished:
- Making the side profile lean.
- Upgrading the rear diffusers, doing the opposite of lift and creating a downward force instead.
- Reducing weight, vibrations and more in the floor undercover.
Aerodynamics of the 2017 Optima Hybrid
While the 2017 Optima Hybrid shares a lot of the style of the gas engine 2016 Optima, there’s a few added touches to mention, since this is a hybrid gas engine / electric motor and has different needs to operate and save you all that money on gas.
- Bumpers in front and rear upgraded for improved air flow.
- Air flap grille in front, which opens and closes.
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