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380 PS Range Rover Sport HST unveiled; Debut at 2015 New York Auto Show

Land Rover has unveiled Ranger Rover Sport HST, a souped up version of the Range Rover Sport model, which will make global debut at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. The Range Rover Sport HST gets an uprated power output of 380 PS from the 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine, unique chassis settings and enhanced design features. Land Rover has also announced the 2016 Model Year Range Rover Sport line-up to be showcased in New York, with a host of updates including the availability of a new Gesture Tailgate and the introduction of Automatic Access Height.

David Mitchell, Vehicle Programme Director Range Rover Sport, said: "The HST extends our Range Rover Sport line-up giving customers even greater choice. Sitting between the existing 340PS Range Rover Sport 3.0-litre V6 supercharged and the 550PS supercharged variant, it delivers enhanced V6 performance to go with Range Rover Sport's renowned comfort and refinement."

The Range Rover Sport HST unique exterior design enhancements with a striking black theme with Stealth Pack lamps front and rear, which feature non-reflective surrounds, Santorini Black contrast roof, new spoiler, gloss black finish on bonnet, front wing vents and fog lamp bezels, exclusive dark satin grey finish 21-inch alloy wheels with red brake calipers. Larger 22-inch Stealth alloy wheels are available as optional equipment.

Inside, the HST gets Oxford Leather duo tone seats trimmed, all-Ebony door trims with Ebony headlining for centre console, bespoke HST badging on the dashboard, carpet mats and the TFT instrument panel, Noble-plated paddle shift gear levers on the steering wheel and distinctive bright 'Sports' pedals

Unique chassis settings deliver an even more focused driving experience and sharper responses, without compromising the vehicle's trademark comfort and refinement. Detail changes to the suspension reduce body roll and deliver enhanced agility, while the uprated brakes feature 20-inch discs to deliver even more confidence-inspiring performance.

The HST is available with a single-range transmission and a unique Terrain Response set-up featuring a Dynamic Mode, which optimises the suspension, Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) and other electronic systems for 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.

Source : CarDekho