Design & Technology / Product
Video: Kia X-Car behind the scenes January 15th, 2015
To celebrate the Australian Open 2015, Kia is presenting to the world the Kia X-Car, based on Kia’s all-new Sorento premium SUV. The Kia X-Car was inspired by Wolverine who fights the evil Sentinels with his invincible Adamantium claws in the latest X-Men series, X-Men: Days of Future Past. Watch the Kia X-Car “making of” film for a glimpse behind the scenes and an interview with the design team.
Main designer Jung Chul Lee shares the overall concept for the Kia X-Car and its design process. Wolverine’s identity is clearly emblazoned on the all-new Sorento’s front and back, where his signature Adamantium claws provide bold accents, and the ‘X’ on the grill stands for X-Men.
The spoiler was inspired by Wolverine’s spiky hair and the voluminous wheel arch gives the X-Car a more powerful look. The interior seats also feature the X-Men’s signature ‘X’, and the claws are prominent on the front dash, completing the Wolverine-inspired Sorento.
“When I was offered this opportunity, I jumped at the chance to join this project,” Lee stated in his interview. “Although it was challenging to integrate the feel of a movie character into the car, it was a rewarding experience and our team really enjoyed the Kia Sorento show car production.”
So what do you think of the Kia X-Car? We’re sure that it will lend an added element of excitement to the Australian Open 2015.