Range Rover Sport gets a straight six

Originally Published: April 2019 Words: George Dove
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Land Rover has introduced a new variation of the Range Rover Sport – the HST – which features a new, 400bhp petrol V6.

The unit is helped by a mild hybrid system, that includes a 48-volt supercharger system to help reduce turbo lag, but can pair impressive performance with 30.5mpg – which isn’t bad for a fast Rangey.

The 3.0-litre Ingenium unit is paired to an electric motor that harnesses energy during deceleration and stores it in the 48-volt battery, to then be re-used through torque assist and reduce the CO2 emissions of the engine by reducing its workload.

Other features include start-stop functionality, to reduce emissions in heavier traffic, whilst the special edition HST model also has bespoke badging and carbon fibre trim on its bonnet. Like many recent Land Rover special editions, the colours on offer are Santorini Black, Fuji White, Indus Silver, Firenze Red and Carpathian Grey.

Inside, there is a new colour pattern featuring suedecloth and HST badging. The new edition also features JLR’s safety features, which include advanced cruise control and high-speed emergency braking. There is also, of course, the latest version of the Terrain Response four-wheel drive system.

On the market now, the HST pricing begins at £81,250 on the road.

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