Missing Light Pipes - 2011 Kia Optima Turbo Long-Term Road Test

2011 Kia Optima Long-Term Road Test

2011 Kia Optima Turbo: Missing Light Pipes

September 14, 2011

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Back when the good folks at Kia stopped by our offices with a pre-production Optima Turbo, I spotted some LED running lights that lined the bottom section of the headlights. But the final production model didn't have them.

The model they showed us had cool running lights, too. They weren't the typical pare LED elements. Instead, they were evenly diffused throughout something that resembled a glass tube. They were also a cool blue color instead of pure white.

But now I'm wondering if these running lights are really cool anymore.

What do you think? With, or without?

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor


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