Kona Iron Man Edition/Courtesy of Hyundai Motor

Stark-inspired vehicle delivered to Marvel fan

Marvel fans would have a chance to watch an Iron Man-inspired vehicle on the road in the United States as Hyundai Motor recently delivered its first Kona Iron Man Edition to its customer.

The Seoul-based automaker said May 10 that it had celebrated its first Kona Iron Man Edition delivery to Matthew Conway, an Air Force veteran from Florida, last month.

The company said that Conway picked up his new Stark-inspired sports utility vehicle at Hyundai of Wesley Chapel in Florida to become the first customer to drive off in the attention-grabbing vehicle.

My wife bought a Hyundai Kona a couple months ago and it was everything I wanted for myself, especially the size,” Conway said.

I heard about the Kona Iron Man Edition when it was debuted at Comic Con. The matte gray and red color scheme already had me sold, but being the Marvel and Iron Man fan that I am, I had to be the first to get it.”

The special-edition car features both exterior and interior design elements that resemble and give an appreciative nod to the iconic Iron Man suit.

On the outside, it has a unique front-lighting signature, including a custom daytime running light form that resembles the face mask and eye shape of the Iron Man suit.

The Kona Iron Man Edition is a true collector’s item available to customers via a limited global production run,” a Hyundai official said.

Besides the front and rear fascia designs and unique lightning signature, front-fender Iron Man mask badging, custom 18-inch alloy wheels with Iron Man mask center caps, and a dark chrome front grille.”

The official added that inside the car, Tony Stark’s signature adorns the instrument panel alongside an Iron Man shift lever knob, a heads-up display and center stack featuring Iron Man visual graphics.

Kona was first disclosed midway through 2017. The five-door subcompact crossover SUV hit the global market last year to gain popularity across the world.

Its electric and non-electric versions were picked as the winners of the 2018 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year, the first exploit achieved by a subcompact crossover SUV.