Over the past few decades, we have witnessed movies and TV shows inspire special edition cars. The manufacturers either did it to celebrate the memory of those cars or they did it to get people to spend their hard earned money. No one knows. What I do know that the Hyundai Kona Ironman Edition is the latest addition in this ancient trend.
What was Hyundai thinking?
In today’s saturated markets manufacturers are always looking for new ways to get people to buy their shiny new cars. To that end, they add ridiculous wings, strip down the car to its base components or give them enough steroid to make em Olympic champions. The Hyundai Kona Ironman edition belongs to a more subtle class of this industry wide push.
While Mr. Stark preferred driving the Audi R8 and the Acura NSX on the big screen. The Hyundai Kona Ironman Edition strives to impress fans of the character and earn some extra in the process.
So, what’s new in the Hyundai Kona Ironman Edition?
Like most special edition products, the Hyundai Kona Ironman Edition features a slight cosmetic uplift. While this visual upgrade is quite nice in my opinion, the privilege of sporting this look will definitely cost you.
The Hyundai Kona Ironman Edition has a front which resembles the character’s mask. Other changes include a matte gray paint with red accents, 18″ two-tone wheels and red accents throughout the interior. The rear doors even bear the “Stark Industries” logo.
How many variants are there?
The Hyundai Kona Ironman Edition comes in both FWD and AWD flavors. Both of them share the same 1.6 liter four-cylinder turbo engine and dual-clutch transmission. While the normal Kona comes at $22,550 for the Limited and $27,500 for the Ultimate variant; the FWD Ironman Kona comes at a premium cost of $30,550.
But that is just the FWD version, if you want to go AWD you will have to fork over $31,950. As if this wasn’t enough, you will also need to pay an additional $1,045 in destination charges. Only 300 of these will be made available in the UK.
Therefore, you should buy one as soon as you can to be a member of this exclusive 300 club.