2016 Range Rover Sport HST boasts 380 hp

By Bob Nagy on March 24, 2015 1:18 PM

As the latest addition to the family, the new 2016 Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition makes its global debut at the New York Auto Show. Slotting between the standard 340-horse Range Rover Sport and the 550-horsepower SVR variant, the new HST Limited Edition complements distinctive cosmetic touches with a healthy 40-horsepower bump for its 3.0-liter supercharged V6 as well as upgraded chassis tuning. 

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Enhancing its curbside appeal, the Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition is crowned with a Santorini Black top and features a Gloss Black grille, front-fender/hood vents and fog lamp bezels plus darkened front/rear lamps, sculpted side sills, a unique rear roof spoiler and satin-grey 21-inch alloy wheels all set off with bespoke badging. The cabin of the HST has Oxford Leather seat coverings, Ebony door trim/headliner material and textured aluminum accents. Rounding out the upgrades are a TFT instrument cluster, sport steering wheel with Noble-plated shifter paddles, bright-finish sport pedals and HST logos on the dash and floor mats.

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To exploit the 40 extra horses underhood, the 2016 Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition benefits from unique chassis tuning that sharpens response and reduces body roll without compromising ride comfort. Bigger brakes upgrade its overall stopping power. Land Rover also tweaked the Terrain Response system on the HST Limited Edition's single-range/Torsen-equipped all-wheel drive system, adding a Dynamic Mode that optimizes the suspension settings, electric-assist steering and various other electronic systems to accommodate more spirited on-road driving.

New features for 2016 -- and a turbodiesel, too  

While the main Range Rover Sport news concerns the introduction of the hot HST Limited Edition, it's far from the only change we'll see. The entire Sport set comes with a Hands-Free Gesture Tailgate and Auto Access Height to facilitate entry/exit while the rear-view/surround-view systems have higher resolution cameras. All Terrain Progress Control that's standard-issue on V8 models but available on most V6s gains advanced off-road capability and a new Land Rover InControl app suite allows owners to interact with their vehicles using a smartphone or other connected device. Last but far from least, the Land Rover Sport Td6 will finally make its transatlantic crossing for the 2016 model year. Fitted with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 that makes 254 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque, the most fuel efficient member of the lineup is projected to earn 22/28 mpg city/highway EPA ratings. Full pricing for the entire 2016 Range Rover Sport range - including a selection of new accessories and personalization options - will be announced later this year. 

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