Land Rover has introduced a new HST version of the 2016 Range Rover Sport set to premiere next week at the New York Auto Show.

Land Rover has introduced a new HST version of the 2016 Range Rover Sport set to premiere next week at the New York Auto Show.

Slotting underneath the range-topping Range Rover SVR, the HST variant comes with a supercharged V6 3.0-liter engine developing 380 HP (279 kW) which makes it 40 HP (29 kW) more powerful than the regular Range Rover Sport 3.0-liter V6 Supercharged model. Aside from the power bump, the HST gets a Stealth Pack combined with a Santorini Black roof, redesigned spoiler and non-reflective surrounds.

It can also be visually distinguished by the unique 21-inch alloy wheels which have a dark satin grey finish and are matched with upgraded brakes packing red brake calipers. At an additional cost, Land Rover is offering a larger 22-inch set of wheels. Glossy black accents are noticeable on the hood, front wing vents, fog lamp bezels and grille while the special badging, sculpted body-colored lower door panels and extra vent detailing round off the exterior changes.

More importantly, the engineers have made some chassis revisions to enhance driving experience without altering comfort while the suspension has also been updated to diminish body roll. There's also a specially tuned Terrain Response system with a Dynamic Mode optimizing suspension, electronic systems and the electric power-assisted steering for on-road driving.

Stepping inside the cabin, there are two-tone seats trimmed in Oxford leather, along with ebony door trims and center console, ebony headlining, Noble-plated paddle shift gear levers and the compulsory HST badging. Other goodies on the menu include an aluminum trim, bright "Sports" pedals and four ebony/color combos for the leather upholstery, plus an all-ebony version.

Land Rover has announced the Range Rover Sport HST will be available on order starting next month.

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