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    New York Auto Show: Range Rover Sport HST

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      Land Rover Gives the Range Rover Sport MOAR POWER


    Are you one of those people who wishes the Range Rover Sport offered a bit more power, but don't feel like spending the extra cash to get into the Supercharged 5.0L V8 model? Well Land Rover has some good news for you then. Next week at the New York Auto Show, the automaker will show a limited edition Sport named the HST.

    The HST takes the standard Supercharged 3.0L V6 and increases power from 340 to 380 horsepower. Land Rover quotes a 0-60 time of 6.9 seconds. More details about the engine will be revealed at the show.

    "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," said David Mitchell, Vehicle Program Director for the Range Rover Sport.

    Outside, the Range Rover Sport HST stands out with blacked-out lights at both ends, gloss black trim, a new lower bumper, Santorini Black paint on the roof, and a HST-specific spoiler. Inside treatments include two-tone Oxford Leather and Ebony trim on the door panels and center console.

    Land Rover says the HST will go on sale next month with pricing to be announced at New York.

    Source: Land Rover

    Press Release is on Page 2


    Land Rover Announces New 380hp Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition

    • New 2016 Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition makes its global debut at the 2015 New York International Auto Show
    • Exclusive 380hp 3.0L supercharged V6 engine delivers extra 40hp to enhance Range Rover Sport performance line-up
    • Features dynamic exterior design and unique interior trim
    • Range of updates announced for 2016 Range Rover Sport including new standard features and diesel engine options
    • Full details and pricing for the 2016 Range Rover Sport line-up will be announced late Spring

    (MAHWAH, NJ) - March 23, 2015 - Land Rover will present the new 2016 Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition at the 2015 New York International Auto Show.

    The HST enhances the high performance Range Rover Sport driving experience thanks to its upgraded 380hp 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine, unique chassis settings and bespoke design features.

    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."

    Additional updates to the 2016 Model Year Range Rover Sport line-up will also be showcased in New York, including the availability of a new Hands-Free Gesture Tailgate and the introduction of Automatic Access Height.

    New Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition

    The bold new Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition is identified by its unique exterior design and interior enhancements, which give the luxury SUV a distinctive and dynamic appearance.

    A striking black theme is the hallmark of the exterior design. The HST is fitted with darkened front and rear lamps, which feature non-reflective surrounds and combine with a Santorini Black contrast roof and a new spoiler to give the luxury SUV a defined profile.

    The distinctive 21-inch alloy wheels on the HST feature an exclusive dark satin grey finish helping to highlight the upgraded brakes, which are identified by red brake calipers.

    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.

    Power comes from its exclusive 380hp 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine, enhanced to provide an extra 40hp.

    Unique chassis settings deliver a focused driving experience and sharper responses, without compromising the vehicle's trademark comfort and refinement. Changes to the suspension reduce body roll and deliver enhanced agility, while the upgraded brakes deliver confidence-inspiring performance.

    The HST is available with a single speed transfer case with a Torsen Center differential, reflecting its high performance capabilities. Land Rover 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. 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.

    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.

    Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition pricing and availability will be announced later this year.

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    Sounds like every luxury maker is trying to fill in the void between standard and performance with a v-sport.

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    Hehe my friend is very, very obsessed about Range Rovers and she really does wish they were more powerful. An extra 40hp boost doesn't sound like much, but it is better than nothing right? Thanks for the information buddy!

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