The truth is... I am Iron Man!

Automakers are actively collaborating with movie franchises to create some stellar concepts that are definitely not real-world worthy. However, some of the car manufacturers are rolling out superhero movie-inspired editions that add a certain zing to the existing models, like the Jeep Renegade Batman vs. Superman Special Edition, Kia Sorento X-Men Edition, and the Isuzu Vehicross Iron Man Triathlon special. Now, Hyundai has revealed a tasteful example called the 2019 Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition.

What Makes the 2019 Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition Special?

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We have seen Iron Man associated with Audi since the former’s inception, so it feels a little weird to see a Hyundai in Iron Man’s colors, but the car sure has the pizzazz when compared to the standard Kona. However, the South Korean brand has done a fine job with the Kona for the Iron Man edition.

The daytime running lights have been tweaked in terms of the design and color to look like the glowing eyes of Iron Man's mask.

A fake vent that is basically a piece of red plastic can be seen on the hood. For some reason, a fake vent on a Kona is more believable than a fake vent on Toyota Supra. Have we spoken enough about the fake vents on the new Supra? Well, nothing can ever be enough.

Anyway, let us not digress from the topic because we have our whole lives to rant about the fake vents on the Toyota Supra. The Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition has been painted matte black with a metallic red roof, mimicking the ‘red amour’ paintwork, and matching accents all over the exterior. The rear door comes with Stark Industries logo decals while the roof looks sexy with a giant Iron Man mask decal. The car rides on 18-inch, Iron-grip, dual-tone, alloy wheels. One can also find badges of his mask on the fenders and wheel caps. All this seems quite fancy, but the coolest thing we found is the Iron Man emblem puddle lamps!

2019 Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition Interior
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The black interior with red highlights looks absolutely stunning, although it may seem a little claustrophobic to some.

The instrument cluster, including the custom design for the heads-up display, also features the superhero theme. Tony Stark’s signature on the dashboard will always remind you that this is no ordinary Kona. The car comes with an 8-inch infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. In terms of safety, the Iron Man-inspired car offers Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Recognition, Blind Spot Detection, Central Locking Remote Control Downhill Brake Control, Driver Attention Alert, Lane Keep Assist, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert to name a few.

Some Things Don’t Change

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You don’t get Jarvis to help you touch some unmatchable speeds. In fact, you don’t even get a new mill under the hood of this Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition.

The car will come with the same 1.6-liter, turbocharged unit that churns out 175 horses.

However, this engine can be availed with front-wheel-drive system or an all-wheel-drive system, both of which are mated to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission system.

Our Take

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Seeing the automaker-filmaker collaboration, I strongly believe that we need to have an auto-show similar to Comic-Con. There is obviously no dearth of concepts that have been used in movies. For instance, there is the Black Beauty from Green Hornet, the outrageous Veloster from Ant Man, Camaro from Transformers, Batman’s Batmobile, Dodge-badge slapped Fantasti-Car from Fantastic Four. Phew, the list is endless.

Being an exclusive edition, it goes unsaid that the Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition will be a limited-production vehicle; the U.K will get just 300 copies of the same.

Hyundai announced that the car will go on sale in the first quarter of 2019 and the company has priced the 2019 Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition at £27,995 ($36,000) on the road. The South Korean has certainly upped the game in the segment with this special edition. To keep up with the competition, will we see Seat and Kia go berserk with the Arona and Stoinic as well? Also, what do you think of the Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

2019 Hyundai Kona Drivetrain Specifications

Engine 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder 2.0-liter four-cylinder
Horsepower 175 HP 147 HP
Torque 195 LB-FT @ 1,500 RPM 132 LB-FT @ 4,500 RPM
Transmission six-speed automatic six-speed automatic
0 to 60 mph 7.5 seconds 10 seconds
Top Speed 130 mph 130 mph

Further reading

2018 Hyundai Kona
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Read our full review on the 2018 Hyundai Kona.

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 Hyundai Kona Electric.

The Kona Iron Man Edition coming to a showroom near you…

High Wycombe, 21 January – In true Tony Stark fashion, the Hyundai Kona has got a new suit and can be found in a showroom near you from March 1.
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.
Priced at £27,995 on the road, the Kona 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 paintwork, bespoke Iron-grip dual-tone 18” alloy wheels and Iron Man emblems on the front wings and puddle lamps. 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 start up, the standard KRELL Premium audio system and supervision instrument cluster both display the Iron Man eyes during system check. 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.
As well as bespoke equipment, the Kona Iron Man Edition 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.
Kona Iron Man Edition is available in one exterior colour, Matte Grey with Red Armour roof and contrasts, with one powertrain available, a 177PS 1.6 T-GDi, with 7 speed Dual Clutch Transmission and 2WD.
Ashley Andrew, Managing Director, Hyundai Motor UK said, “The KONA range has always had a strong identity with its expressive styling and choice of vibrant exterior colours. Kona Iron

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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!”
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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Kona Iron Man Edition Pricing

Model Fuel Type
CO2 Emissions (g/km)
VED Band Recommended On The Road Price P11D Value BIK % KONA Iron Man Edition Petrol 142 H £27,995.00 £29,110.00 29%

Kona Iron Man Edition Specification
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION 1.6 T-GDi - 7 Speed DCT Transmission 2WD (177PS) EXTERIOR 18" Iron-Grip Dual-Tone Alloy Wheels Bumpers - Body Coloured Exterior Door Handles - Body Coloured Iron Man Emblem Iron Man Matte Grey with Red Roof / Garnish Radiator Grille - Black with Chrome Surround Rear Spoiler with Integrated LED Brake Light Roof Rails Skid Plate Rear - Silver V shape Bonnet Bezel with Marvel Logo INTERIOR STYLING Interior Door Handles - Metal Paint Effect Iron Man Interior Detailing Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel and Gear Knob SEATING Adjustable Head Restraints Driver’s Seat Electric Adjustments Driver’s Seat Lumbar Support (Electric) Front Passenger’s Seat Electric Adjustments Front Seats - Heated Front Seats - Ventilated Head Restraints -Vertical Adjustment (Rear) Rear Seats - Split Folding (60/40) Seat Trim - Leather (Seat Facings Only) VENTILATION & VISIBILITY Air Conditioning - Climate Control Automatic Dimming Rear View Mirror Automatic Headlights with Dusk Sensor Automatic Windscreen Wipers with Rain Sensor Daytime Running Lights - LED Headlights - Full LED High Beam Assist (HBA) Indicator Lights - Door Mirror Interior Light - Centre Interior Light - Front Interior Light - Luggage Compartment Positioning Lights - LED

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Privacy Glass - Rear Side and Tailgate Rear Lights - LED Solar Glass - Front Door Glass and Windscreen with Shade Band Static Bending Lights Windscreen Auto Defog Function CONVENIENCE 12V Power Outlet in Front Console Arm Rest - Rear Centre Cruise Control with Speed Limiter Door Mirrors - Electric Adjustment and Heated Door Mirrors - Power Folding Drive Mode Select - Electric Windows - Anti-Trap Mechanism (Driver) Electric Windows - Front and Rear Electric Windows - One Touch Controls (Driver) Front Seat Back Pockets - Driver and Passenger Seat Heated Steering Wheel Luggage Hooks Luggage Net Luggage Under Tray Parcel Shelf Parking Brake - Manual Parking Sensors - Front Parking Sensors - Rear Parking System - Rear Camera and Guidance System Smart Key - Keyless Entry with Engine Start/Stop Button Spare Wheel - Emergency Space Saver (Steel) Steering Column - Height and Reach Adjustable Sun Visors - with Driver and Passenger Vanity Mirrors Illuminated Sunglasses Holder Trailer Wiring Package (Petrol only) Windscreen Washer Fluid Sensor and Warning Indicator TECHNOLOGY & ENTERTAINMENT Bluetooth® Connectivity Centre Console Display - 8" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation + Mapcare + LIVE Services Digital Clock Driver’s Supervision Instrument Cluster with LCD Display (4.2") Head Up Display (HUD) Phone Connection - Android Auto™ Phone Connection - Apple CarPlay™ Radio - RDS and Digital DAB Speakers - KRELL Premium Audio - 8 Speaker System Including External Amplifier and Subwoofer Steering Wheel Audio, Phone and Cruise Controls USB and AUX Connections - Front Wireless Phone Charging Pad SAFETY & SECURITY Airbags - Front, Front Side & Curtain Airbags Alarm and Immobiliser Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Recognition (AEB) Blind Spot Detection (BSD) Central Locking - Remote Control Downhill Brake Control (DBC) Driver Attention Alert (DAA) Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) Seatbelt - Fixed 3 Point for Second Row Centre Passenger Seat Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) WARRANTY 12 Years’ Anti-Perforation Warranty Five Year Annual Vehicle Health Checks Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty Hyundai Roadside Assistance

KONA Iron Man Technical

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ENGINE
Type 1.6 T-GDi 177PS 7 Speed DCT 2WD Euro Status EURO 6d Temp Type 4 Cylinder DOHC Valve 16 Displacement (cc) 1591 Bore & Stroke (mm) 77x85.44 Compression Ratio 10 Max Power (PS/kW) 177 / 130.2 @ 5500 rpm (PS/kW) Torque (Nm/lbs ft) 265 / 195.5 @ 1500 - 4500 rpm (Nm/lbs ft) 0-62mph (seconds) 7.7 Top Speed (mph) 130 SUSPENSION
Front MacPherson Strut Type Rear Multi-Link STEERING
System Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) Steering Wheel Lock to Lock Turns 2.5 Turning Circle (meters) 10.6 BRAKE
System Power Assisted Braking System with ABS and EBD Front Ventilated Disc Rear Solid Disc DIMENSIONS
Overall Length (mm) 4165 Overall Width (mm) (Excluding Door Mirrors) 1800 Overall Width (mm) (Including Door Mirrors) 2070 Wheelbase (mm) 2600 WEIGHT AND CAPACITY
Kerb Weight (kg) 1312 - 1421 Payload (kg) 414 - 523 Gross Vehicle Weight (kg) 1835 Max Tow Weight (kg) - Braked 1250 Max Tow Weight (kg) - Unbraked 600 Gross Train Weight (kg) 3085 Noseweight (kg) 80 Max Roof Weight (kg) 80 Fuel Tank Capacity (liter) 50 Front Tyre 235/45 R18 Rear Tyre 235/45 R18 Front Wheel 7.5J x 18 Real Wheel 7.5J x 18 Front Track 1559 Rear Track 1568 Overall Height (mm) 1565 Luggage Capacity VDA (liters) - Seats Up 334 Luggage Capacity VDA (liters) - Seats Down 1116 CO2 Emissions (g/km) 142 WLTP-Low Phase MPG (l/100km) 30.7 (9.2) WLTP-Mid Phase MPG (l/100km) 39.8 (7.1) WLTP-High Phase MPG (l/100km) 45.6 (6.2) WLTP-Extra High Phase MPG (l/100km) 36.7 (7.7) WLTP-Combined MPG (l/100km) 38.7 (7.3)

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