Land Rover’s Range Rover lineup is one of the most iconic platforms to ever hit the automotive market, with their V6 offerings leading the pack in performance and style. Now, the British auto manufacturer is introducing their first vehicle in a new generation of inline-six hybrid systems, dubbed the Range Rover Sport HST — a handsome luxury SUV the company is hoping will jumpstart its transition into a new echelon of carmaking.
The new HST trim package updates the manufacturer’s Range Rover Sport with a 3.0-liter inline-six engine, alongside a twin-scroll turbocharger that produces a staggering 394 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque — accelerating from 0-62 mph in just under 5.9 seconds and maintaining a top speed of 140mph. The gasoline hybrid will add an improved energy storage solution to the SUV, utilizing an electronic system to bolster fuel economy through regenerative braking and reduced weight. An electrohydraulic valvetrain that houses complicated algorithms developed by Jaguar Land Rover allows drivers to maintain fully variable control of intake valve lift, producing increased power, torque, and efficiency for the platform. In regard to the exterior of the vehicle, the Sport HST will receive an exclusive brake caliper colorway and carbon fiber trim, alongside an extravagant red and black upholstered interior that’s been dressed in suede cloth.