Sport HST at NY auto show
Announcing the 2016 version of the Range Rover Sport, David Mitchell, Vehicle Programme Director, said: “The HST extends our Range Rover Sport line-up giving customers even greater choice. Sitting between the existing 250kW Range Rover Sport 3.0-litre V6 supercharged and the 405kW supercharged SVR, it delivers enhanced V6 performance to go with Range Rover Sport’s renowned comfort and refinement.”
A raft of updates to the 2016 model year Range Rover Sport line-up will also be showcased in New York, including the availability of a new Gesture Tailgate and the introduction of Automatic Access Height. The bold new Range Rover Sport HST is identified by its unique exterior design and interior enhancements, which give the high performance luxury SUV a distinctive and dynamic appearance.
A striking black theme is the hallmark of the exterior design. The HST is fitted with Stealth Pack lamps front and rear, which feature non-reflective surrounds and combine with a Santorini Black contrast roof and a new spoiler to give the luxury SUV a purposeful profile.
The HST’s distinctive 21-inch alloy wheels feature an exclusive dark satin grey finish to highlight the uprated brakes, which are identified by red brake calipers. Larger 22-inch Stealth alloy wheels are available as optional equipment.
Power comes from Land Rover’s 280kW 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine, enhanced to provide an extra 30kW.
The HST is available with a single-range transmission, reflecting its high performance capabilities, and Land Rover’s engineers have devised a unique Terrain Response set-up for the vehicle. It features a Dynamic Mode, which optimises the suspension, Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) and other electronic systems to suit fast on-road driving.
The Range Rover Sport HST will be available to order from May, and prices will be announced later this year.