The Range Rover Sport HST arrives as a special edition Range Rover Sport complete with a new straight-six mild hybrid petrol engine with 394bhp.
Land Rover have much on their plate at the moment, what with China sales and Brexit woes – and big losses at JLR – as well as a lack of love for diesel engines.
Land Rover can’t do much about China or Brexit, but they can start to address the dependence on diesel engines by delivering more petrol engines. Say hello to the new Range Rover Sport HST.
Land Rover say the Range Rover Sport HST is a special edition model, but rather than just a cosmetic and equipment titivate this RRS comes with a new straight-six, mild hybrid 394bhp petrol engine.
The new straight-six turbo petrol – an engine we’ve been expecting for the last three years – gets help from an electric compressor through a 48V mild-hybrid setup, delivering 394bhp and 405lb/ft of torque, enough to get to 62mph in 6.2 seconds and on to 140mph. Land Rover say it will do 30.5mpg (but it won’t).
Just like other Range Rover Sports, the HST comes with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, four-wheel drive, active dampers and Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 to make sure you have traction wherever you are.
But the HST also gets titivations with a pair of unique alloy options, carbon fibre bits, red brake calipers, electric seats, suede steering wheel and a chunk of safety stuff.
The Range Rover Sport HST is now available to order, with prices starting at £81,250.