The 2016 Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition will have its premiere in a few days at the 2015 New York Auto Show. The new model will come with rather impressive specs. It will feature a more powerful powertrain setup than the base Range Rover Sport, but it will not be as impressive as the Supercharged model, which is the most powerful version of this SUV offered. Instead, the new 2016 Sport HST Limited Edition will aim on appearance and excitement. It will offer a fantastic performance and an excellent driving experience, but at the same time it will come with a rather unique appearance. The new 2016 Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition will come with distinct design details, which will set it apart from the rest of the lineup. With this being said, we must admit we are impatient to see it at the 2015 NY Auto Show, where it will surely steal the spotlight from other Land Rovers.
Exterior Design & Distinctive Details
The 2016 Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition will come with an impressive exterior design. To start with, the entire Range Rover Sport lineup will have their appearances refreshed and improved, so now they will look more dominant and aggressive. On top of that, the 2016 HST Limited Edition will feature some exterior details which will only be used on it. The most obvious thing the new luxury SUV will come with will be its Santorini Black roof, paired with darkened headlights and taillights. In addition, the black details will take place on a few more places, thus enhancing the bold and dominant spirit of the model. The crossover’s lines are really aerodynamic, with a few creases and edges to make it look more pronounced.
The 2016 Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition will feature a 21-inch alloy wheels with dark satin grey finish. The wheels also come with improved brakes and red calipers hidden behind them. There will be more subtle details on the new SUV, such as Gloss Black finish on the grille, front gender vent and some other parts.
2016 Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition Powertrain
The 2016 Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition will be powered by a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that can generate 380 horsepower. Even though this is just 40 ponies more than what the base Sport provides, the new Limited Edition model is said to come with much better performance (remember the improved brakes remark, for example). The engine will use a single speed transfer case with a Torsen Center differential. In addition, the performance of the SUV will also be improved by using the Electric Power Assisted Steering system, which should make the handling much easier. Also, the 2016 Sport HST Limited Edition will come with a Terrain Response setup that will enhance its sporty nature on the road. However, some sources claim the model’s performance off the road will not be as impressive as on the asphalt.
Premiere & Release Date
The 2016 Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition will debut on April 1st, which is the start date for the 2015 NY Auto Show. The pricing and release date will be announced later this spring, so we estimate the new SUV might hit the streets before the end of this year, possibly this fall.
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