New York City is preparing its stage for the New York International Auto Show April 3-12, and Land Rover has announced one of its acts for the show: the Range Rover Sport HST.
“Sitting between the existing 340PS Range Rover Sport 3.0-litre V6 supercharged and the 550PS supercharged variant, [the Sport HST] delivers enhanced V6 performance to go with Range Rover Sport’s renowned comfort and refinement,” said David Mitchell, Vehicle Program Director Range Rover Sport, is quoted as saying in a March 24 press release.
This latest Range Rover is set to feature a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 that cranks out an additional 40 hp over the current Range Rover Sport supercharged model, while also featuring a slew of new aesthetic and amenity updates. The color scheme leans toward the side of vixen-ish, with a Santorini Black contrast roof, dark satin grey wheels and bright red badges on the front and rear.
(See Also: One-Off Land Rover Defender for Sir Paul Smith)
A gloss black finish is ofund on the bonnet, fog lamp bezels, grille and more, while the Stealth Pack lamps have been fitted on the front and rear for a purposeful profile. The interior features lush Oxford Leather, with a two-tone theme carrying throughout. The color focus sits on the Ebony accents, and the leather selected can be in one of four colors, or if the Ebony leather is selected, the interior can become much more monochromatic.
Also announced in the release are planned upgrades for the 2016 Range Rover Sport overall, with improvements geared toward bettering practicality and appeal. A diesel variant of the V6 has been introduced for the American market, which creates 254 hp and 440 lb-ft while returning an average fuel consumption of 24 mpg. The tailgate can now be operated completely hands-free with just the wave of your foot, and a new carbon fiber pack is available as well.
Be sure to stay with us for more updates as we move closer to the New York International Auto Show, and in the meantime, find your own Range Rover by browsing our listings at the button below.
(Source: Jaguar Land Rover)