Land Rover has revealed the first image of 2016 Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition, which would make its global debut at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. The HST limited edition would have an upgraded 3.0L supercharged V6 engine, unique chassis settings and bespoke design features. Range Rover Sport HST will be available to order from April in limited markets such as North America, China, Russia and Middle East, while the prices will be announced later this year.
David Mitchell, Vehicle Program Director Range Rover Sport, said, "The HST extends our Range Rover Sport line-up giving customers even greater choice. Sitting between the existing 340hp Range Rover Sport 3.0-liter supercharged V6 and the 550hp supercharged variant, it delivers enhanced V6 performance to go with the renowned comfort and refinement of the Range Rover Sport." The new Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition has a striking black theme as exterior design. It is being fitted with darkened front and rear lamps, which feature non-reflective surrounds and combine with a Santorini Black contrast roof and a new spoiler. The distinctive 21-inch alloy wheels on the HST feature an exclusive dark satin grey finish. In addition, there are red brake calipers which reflect the upgradation of brakes.
The hood and front fender vents, grille and fog lamp bezels all feature a Gloss Black finish, echoed by the 'Range Rover' lettering on the edge of the hood and tailgate. Sculpted body-colored lower door panels and additional vent detailing on the bumpers are also fitted. Similar to other Dynamic Range Rover Sport variants, the HST wears a red Sport badge at the rear, complemented by unique HST badging on the front fender vents. Unique chassis settings deliver a focused driving experience and sharper responses, while changes to the suspension reduce body roll and deliver enhanced agility. The company engineers have devised a unique Terrain Response set-up for the vehicle. It features a Dynamic Mode, which optimizes the suspension, Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) and other electronic systems to suit on-road driving.
Inside the cabin, Inside, the HST comes with eye-catching seats trimmed in luxurious Oxford Leather. In combination with a contrast dashboard, all-Ebony door trims and center console and standard Ebony headlining, they create a unique environment. HST badging on the dashboard, carpet mats and the TFT instrument panel highlight the luxury model's high performance focus. The sporty cues extend to Noble-plated paddle shift levers on the steering wheel and distinctive bright 'Sports' pedals, while the aluminum interior trim features a textured 'Sports' finish. Power comes from its exclusive 380bhp 3.0L supercharged V6 engine, enhanced to provide an extra 40bhp. Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition pricing and availability will be announced later this year.