Hyundai assembles a Kona Iron Man edition
To start, the Kona gets a redesigned exterior finished in two tone “Iron Man Matte Grey” and “Red Armour,” along with an Iron Man emblem on the roof, “STARK Industries” branding on the sills and a deep bonnet scoop.
Iron Man edition Konas also get specific “Iron-grip” 18-inch alloy wheels (complete with a set of Iron Man centre caps), Iron Man emblems for the front wings and puddle lamps, along with a handful of Marvel logos.
The interior receives the same treatment; the Kona’s heated leather seats are stamped with “STARK” branding, the infotainment system displays Iron Man’s eyes on startup and the gauge cluster features the superhero’s Arc Reactor as a background graphic. To finish it off, the dashboard bears the signature of Tony Stark.
Despite what the instrument cluster might suggest, the Kona Iron Man edition isn’t powered by a miniaturised Arc Reactor and rocket thrusters, but an entirely conventional 175bhp 1.6-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol. Performance falls short of the Iron Man suit, however, with a more leisurely 0-62mph sprint of 7.9 seconds and 127mph top speed.
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The Kona Iron Man edition comes as standard with the equipment from the upper end of the Kona range, including automatic LED headlights, keyless entry, air-conditioning Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and a head-up display.
Only 300 Kona Iron Man editions will be built. On sale from March 2019, they come with Hyundai’s five-year unlimited mileage warranty, Hyundai’s roadside assistance package, a five-year annual health check and a 12-year anti corrosion warranty.
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