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Want a cooler Kona? Hyundai launches limited 'Iron Man' edition SUV

2019-01-23 07:33
Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition

Image: Newspress

In true Tony Stark fashion, the Hyundai Kona has a new suit and a limited edition will be launched from March.

The Kona Iron Man Edition, the result of a collaboration with Marvel, features both exterior and interior design elements that closely resemble and give a nod to the dynamic Iron Man suit.

Stark inspired

Priced at the equivalent of R500 000, the Iron Man Edition features a host of standard equipment in line with the rest of the Kona range, with the addition of bespoke Iron Man, inspired features such as matte grey and "red armour" exterior, bespoke Iron-grip dual-tone 18" alloy wheels and Iron Man emblems on the front wings and puddle lamps.

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The bonnet has been redesigned for the Kona Iron Man Edition, featuring a red bonnet bezel with Marvel logo.

The Iron Man theme continues on the inside. The leather seats feature red stitching and piping and the heated and ventilated front seats are embossed with the Stark Industries logo and Iron Man image on the backrests.

Upon startup, the standard Krell Premium audio system and supervision instrument cluster both display the Iron Man eyes during system check.

Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition

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The instrument cluster and tachometer also feature the Stark Industries Arc Reactor as the background graphics, as does the leather wrapped and red stitched gear lever. The Iron Man theme is rounded off by a dashboard signature from Tony Stark.

Stark contrast

As well as bespoke equipment, it also shares equipment from within the Kona range, including automatic LED head and tail lights, Keyless Entry with Engine Start/Stop Button, 8" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with standard Android Auto and Apple Car Play, air conditioning with climate control and drivers side head up display.

Safety equipment, includes autonomous emergency braking, blind spot detection, downhill brake control, driver attention alert, lane keep assist and rear cross traffic alert fitted as standard.

Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition interior

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It is available in one exterior colour, Matte Grey with Red Armour roof and contrasts, with one powertrain available, a 133kW 1.6 T-GDi, with 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission and 2WD.

"The Kona range has always had a strong identity with its expressive styling and choice of vibrant exterior colours," said Ashley Andrew, Managing Director, Hyundai Motor UK.

Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition

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"The Kona Iron Man Edition takes this further, standing out even more with its Iron Man inspired looks and equipment.

"With only 300 cars coming to the UK, the Kona Iron Man Edition will be a unique ownership experience, combining the Kona’s style, technology and performance with a slice of superhero fun," he concluded.

All Kona models come with Hyundai’s industry-leading 5-year unlimited mileage Warranty, Roadside Assistance package, 5-year Annual Health Check, and 12 year Anti Corrosion Warranty.

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