In order to promote the latest “X-Men: Days of Future Past” movie, Kia teamed up with Twentieth Century For Home Entertainment and created an X-Men-inspired Sorento. The special SUV was unveiled ahead of Australian Open 2015 by Kia’s brand ambassador, tennis star Rafael Nadal.
In addition, Kia will also release a video next month, showing Rafael Nadal teaming up with the X-Men and taking on the Sentinels.
The video promises to be real funny as the Sentinels a.k.a. the robotic antagonists form the latest X-Men movie, are threatening the Australian Open 2015. Nadal and the X-Men attack the Sentinels with some help from the “Kia X-Car”.
Kia’s special X-Car will be seen at Melbourne Park throughout the tournament, which opens its doors from 19 January to 1 February 2015.
The special vehicle is based on the latest version of the Kia Sorento, which is quieter and more refined than its predecessor. The new Sorento will go on sale in early 2015, but if you liked the X-Car you better be carefull as this model is not for sale!
The revolutionary style modifications slightly alter the new Sorento’s character, emphasising its smooth, sinewy silhouette, producing an elegant look and ensuring the new version has a more daring presence on the road.
The new Sorento’s face incorporates elongated, wrap-around headlights and more pronounced fog lights, along with a bigger, more erect 'tiger-nose' grille, with a distinct 3D diamond motif, that consumers first saw on Kia’s 2013 Cross GT concept.
In silhouette, the new model keeps the Sorento's signature lengthy bonnet and archetypal broad D-pillar, but a lowered roofline, lifted beltline, and back-swept form provide the vehicle with a more intense, powerful stance.
The new crisp look comes from the debut of new production techniques using laser welding that can render welding lines invisible.
The smoother look for the all-new Sorento is augmented by its longer length (+95 mm to 4,780 mm), lowered height (down 15 mm to 1,685 mm), and broader width (+5 mm to 1,890 mm).
Kia’s Namyang, Korea, design studio led the new vehicle’s exterior styling, with considerable input from the company’s designers in Frankfurt, Germany, and Irvine, California.
'Sophisticated and luxurious' interior styling
The new Sorento cabin is where you can find some of the most major improvements. The brand's European designers in Frankfurt led interior styling, and Kia's design team created a more elegant, more lavish cabin, featuring considerably better quality components.