By Mike Torpey on 2019-01-22 - Driving Force news editor and responsible for organising our daily output. He was staff motoring editor of the Liverpool Echo for 20 years.
Hyundai heralds a
THE Hyundai Kona has got a new suit - and can be found in a showroom near you from March 1.
In true Tony Stark fashion, the Kona Iron Man Edition is the result of a collaboration with Marvel and features both exterior and interior design elements that closely resemble the dynamic Iron Man suit.
Priced at £27,995, the newcomer features a host of standard equipment in line with the rest of the Kona range, with the addition of bespoke Iron Man inspired features.
They include matte grey and ‘red armour' exterior paintwork, bespoke Iron-grip dual-tone 18-inch alloy wheels plus Iron Man emblems on the front wings and puddle lamps.
The bonnet has also been redesigned for the special Kona, featuring a red bonnet bezel with Marvel logo.
And the Iron Man theme continues on the inside where the leather seats come with red stitching and piping while 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 instrument cluster both display the Iron Man eyes during system check.
In fact 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.
Meanwhile the Iron Man theme is rounded off by a dashboard signature from Tony Stark.
As well as bespoke equipment, the car also shares equipment from within the Kona range, including automatic LED head and tail lights, keyless entry with engine start/stop button, 8-inch touchscreen sat nav with Android Autoand Apple Car Play, air con with climate control and driver's 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 just powertrain available - a 177PS 1.6 T-GDi petrol unit, with 7-speed dual clutch transmission and 2WD.
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