In reality, considering the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HST to sit between the Range Rover sport and the Sport supercharged model is a bit of a stretch. At 380 Horsepower, the HST variant is simply 40 HP stronger than the base Sport model while being quite far away from the supercharged model’s 510 horses. However, it’s still a compelling idea as you don’t need a luxury SUV which can hit 60mph in 4.6 seconds. The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HST has upgraded suspension and brakes with the latter featuring red calipers that match the red ‘Sport’ badges located on the fender vents and the tailgate. The front and rear fascia are also restyled and the HST speaks its own unique sport language.
If you hook up the 380HP supercharged engine, the model will feature the ZF-8 speed automatic transmission as well. The upgraded chassis of the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HST has tuned to deliver sharper responses in the corner while the Torsen differential and the transfer case distribute adequate power. Staying in touch with the latest technology, the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HST comes with a Terrain Response system which adjusts throttle settings, suspension, steering and introduces a new dynamic mode program specifically designed for the HST model.
The pricing for the HST models will be revealed later this year. The base Range Rover Sport model starts at $64,275 for 2015 while the Supercharged commands a heady $80,920. From the looks of it, the HST Limited Edition will start in the high $60K or the low $70K ballpark.