There’s a new X-Men movie coming next year and Kia is taking advantage of the popular comic book franchise with a special version of its 2017 Sportage inspired by one of the characters, in this case the shape-shifting character known as Mystique. The new movie is X-Men: Apocalypse, and it hits theaters in May, 2016 (the first trailer is shown below).
As for the X-Men-themed Sportage, or X-Car as Kia refers to it, it features custom-designed bodywork with special textured tone-on-tone matte and gloss blue paint. There is also a set of sporty wheels plus red and yellow body accents.
The vehicle will be shown for the first time next month at the 2016 Australian Open tennis tournament which Kia is a sponsor of. It’s actually the second of Kia’s X-Cars: the first was a Wolverine-inspired Sorento that was unveiled at this year’s Australian Open back in January.
The 2017 Kia Sportage is an all-new design. It features a sharp look and much better materials in the cabin than the outgoing car. There are two four-cylinder engines to choose from with the more potent version featuring a turbocharger and 241 horsepower of grunt. Head over to The Car Connection for a full review.