Australia: Kia to debut X-Men inspired Kia Sorento at Australia Open

November 26, 2014

Kia Motors has announced its partnership with Twentieth Fox Home Entertainment to promote the ‘X-Men Days of Future Past’ film on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, and Kia’s sponsorship of the Australian Open 2015. To mark these occasions, the Korean automaker will unveil a special-edition X-Men-inspired Kia Sorento a week before the tennis championship. Brand ambassador and tennis star Rafael Nadal will reveal the car.

Kia X-Car left side

The show-car is built on the latest, third-generation Sorento which is already on sale in Korea, and was showcased at the Guangzhou Auto Show and Los Angeles Auto Show last week. The customised Sorento is named X-Car and will be on view at Melbourne Park throughout the tournament from January 19 to February 1.

More information is available in Kia’s press release below.

‘X-Men’ inspired Kia Sorento to debut at the Australian Open 2015 – Press Release

Kia Motors today announced details of a new collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to promote X-Men: Days of Future Past on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD and Kia’s sponsorship of the Australian Open 2015.

Kia X-Car front three quarters left

The partnership with Fox will see the unveiling of a special X-Men-inspired all-new Kia Sorento one week before the first major tennis championship of 2015 – with Kia’s ‘superhuman’ brand ambassador, tennis star Rafael Nadal, revealing the car.

In the run-up to the unveiling of the one-off model, Kia Motors is inviting fans of the X-Men franchise and the Korean car manufacturer to guess which X-Men character has inspired the car’s unique design. Visitors who go to the Kia Motors Facebook page at can guess from four iconic X-Men characters: Storm, Wolverine, Mystique and Magneto. Fans guessing correctly will be entered into a prize draw to win a DVD copy of X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Kia X-Car rear three quarters left

Kia will release a video on its Facebook page and YouTube in mid-December, showing Rafael Nadal teaming up with the X-Men and taking on the Sentinels – the robotic antagonists from the latest film in the X-Men franchise – who are threatening the Australian Open 2015. To save the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, the X-Men and Nadal are helped by a ‘Kia X-Car’, which leads the attack against the Sentinels.

After its unveiling, the ‘Kia X-Car’ will be on show at Melbourne Park throughout the tournament, which takes place from 19 January to 1 February 2015. The car will then be showcased in various international motor shows for the fans.

Kia X-Car rear side

The all-new Kia Sorento was unveiled to the world earlier this year, boasting a unique blend of style, practicality and technology, and building on the success of the outgoing model. The new model is quieter and more refined than ever before, with a higher quality interior, smoother ride and handling, and a range of new technologies. Already on sale in Korea, the all-new Kia Sorento will go on sale in overseas markets in early 2015 – if it survives its fight with the Sentinels.

To find out more about the unique ‘Kia X-Car’, visit Kia Motors on Facebook:

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