Does the X-Men Inspired Kia Sportage Have Superpowers, too?

Does the X-Men Inspired Kia Sportage Have Superpowers, too?

I’m a huge X-Men fan! And I am pumped up for the latest X-Men movie Apocalypse. So if you’re an X-Men fan and a Kia owner and fan, having an X-Men inspired Kia Sportage aka as KiaXCar sounds really badass!

Kia created the Kia X-Car in partnership with the X-Men franchise, especially for the movie Apocalypse. It is specifically created based on the character of Mystique. It was unveiled at the start of the 2016 Australian Open.

Check out this sleek and wicked video commercial for the Kia X-Car. It also features cool footage and clips from the movie.

I’m writing this post on the first day of May, eagerly anticipating the movie’s release.

Here are some cool tidbits from the official website of the Kia X-Car:

Ahead of the X-Men: Apocalypse’s global release in cinemas in May 2016, the brand will take the covers off the new car in Melbourne, Australia before the start of the the Australian Open 2016 in January and will display the show car to the public at Melbourne Park throughout the tournament (January 18-31) before making appearances at various international motor shows and fan events in the run up to the film’s premiere in May 2016.

The Sportage-based Kia X-Car is the company’s second show car project in collaboration with Fox, following the Wolverine-inspired Sorento that was shown at the Australian Open 2015 earlier this year. The all-new Kia Sportage production model was revealed earlier this year, building on the global success of the best-selling outgoing model with an attractive, all-new exterior design, a host of advanced new technologies and enhanced quality. The all-new Kia Sportage will go on sale in overseas markets in early 2016.

To find out more about the unique 2nd generation Kia X-Car, visit Kia Motors’ microsite at https://www.allaboutsportage.com/

Kia X-Car front

Kia X-Car

 

Nissan Recalls 3.5 Million Cars Due to Airbag Problems

Nissan Recalls 3.5 Million Cars Due to Airbag Problems

If you own a Nissan, you should know that the car manufacturer recently issued a recall for models built between 2013-2016. Defective airbags is cited as the reason for this recall.

Based on a report posted by Nissan at the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), front-passenger airbags might not work in case of a crash.

That’s a serious problem.

Back in 2014, close to a million vehicles were recalled due to problems in detecting whether the passenger seat is empty or not. The auto manufacturer, according to spokesman Steve Yaeger, already knows of “at least three crashes” that resulted in moderate injuries because the airbags did not deploy correctly.

This newest recall includes about 622,000 Nissan Sentra models 2013-2016; Nissan Altima 2013-2016; Nissan Rogue 2014-2017; Nissan Maxima 2016-2017; Nissan Murano 2015-2016; Nissan Pathfinder 2013-2017; Nissan Leaf 2013-2016; and Infiniti Q50 and QX60 2014-2016.

This is just a continuation of an investigation opened by the NHTSA back in August 2015 to determine if Nissan has addressed the problem raised by 124 complaints.

If you want to check if you vehicle is included in the recall, please head over to this link: http://www.nissanusa.com/recalls-vin/

Welcome!

June last year, I bought my first car. It’s a beat up 1998 Mitsubishi Adventure. It’s almost a SUV. Although, it’s called an AUV (Asian Utility Vehicle) probably because it’s like a SUV for Asians. And yes, I have had American passengers who rode with me. So, because of its size and leg room, I understand now why it’s called an AUV.

It’s now more than a year since I bought my car. But right now, I’m taking a keener interest in maintaining my car and tuning it up for performance. Yes, my car is 15 years old. It’s a teenager! But it still performs nicely, and with some tweaks, it can even be at the peak of its form.

In this blog, I intend to share some of the issues I face with my car, some tips and tricks I find, and also some of the things I wish I had.

So stick around. I’ll be building up the site in the next couple of months to help you out, too, whenever I can.