First round casualty and Kia ambassador Rafael Nadel lifted the covers of the latest Kia Sportage X-Car at the 2016 Australian Open.
This is the second time that Kia has teamed up with the Twentieth Century Fox to create an X-Men themed car. For 2016 the company used a 2016 Kia Sportage and has based the car on the popular X-Men character Mystique.
The team at Kia added a special textured ‘tone-on-tone’ matte and gloss blue paint finish, racing wheels and tires along with red and yellow bodywork highlights.
On the subject of the 2016 Australian Open Tennis Kia Australia loaned 110 official courtesy cars to the 2016 Australian Open. For the two week event the fleet was driven by approximately 225 specially trained volunteer drivers who drove more than 300,000 kilometres.
Tennis Australia CEO, Craig Tiley, said, “Kia makes an incredible contribution to the running of the Australian Open and I’m again very pleased to accept the key to the 100-plus fleet of Kia courtesy vehicles. The sight of the Kia cars ferrying players, officials, media and this year for the first time, fans, around Melbourne, adds significantly to the tangible excitement and buzz the event brings to the city of Melbourne.”
The breakdown of the 110 cars supplied include 52 Sorento SUV, 30 Kia Carnivals and 28 Cerato sedans. So who knows your next near new Kia might have carried champions Novak Djokovic or Angelique Kerber!