The 2016 Ranger Rover Sport HST which sports exterior and interior design tweaks and more power has been revealed ahead of its New York Motor Show debut.

RANGE ROVER HAS released details for its 2016 Range Rover Sport HST which will be officially revealed at the New York Motor Show next month. Sporting a “distinctive and dynamic appearance” 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 gets 21-inch alloy wheels in exclusive dark satin grey finish, 22-inch Stealth alloy wheels are available as cost-options.

The bonnet and front wing vents, grille and fog lamp bezels all feature a Gloss Black finish, with the ‘Range Rover’ lettering on the leading edge of the bonnet and rear tailgate in Gloss Black also. In common with other Dynamic Range Rover Sport variants, the HST wears a red Sport badge at the rear, complemented by HST badging on the front wing vents.

Power comes from Land Rover’s 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine, which thumps out 280kW (up 30kW). Unique chassis settings deliver an even more focused driving experience and sharper responses, over the standard Range Rover Sport. Detail changes to the suspension reduce body roll and deliver enhanced agility, while the uprated brakes feature 20-inch discs to deliver even more confidence-inspiring performance.

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 on-road driving.  This feature provides more controlled electronic damping and a more responsive throttle pedal, while enhancing gearshifts and steering response to match the change in vehicle character.

Beyond the HST, Land Rover Range Rover will also introduce its 2016 model year Range Rover Sport at the New York Motor Show, which will go on-sale in Australia towards the end of the year.

Key changes include, stop/start technology on the SDV8 diesel engine, while All Terrain Progress Control is fitted as standard to 2016 Range Rover Sports featuring Terrain Response 2. New Auto Access Height is also now standard. The system automatically lowers the vehicle to access height when it comes to a halt and a door is opened.

HSE models and above will get a Gesture Tailgate, which provides hands-free operation of the tailgate by waving a foot underneath the rear of the vehicle. Twin-sensors allow customers to trigger tailgate operation from the kerbside and the system is fully compatible with a tow bar.


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