2016 Range Rover Sport HST
Land Rover continues to try to slice its pie ever more thinly in an attempt to make the most of very few different body styles. So the new for 2016 RR Sport HST gets a 40hp bump over the standard SE (380hp vs, 340hp, both with supercharged V-6s). And Land Rover says the HST also gets stiffer dampers and an optional system with a dynamic mode that pre-sets the throttle position, stability control, and steering to be as aggressive as possible. This acknowledges what everyone knows: Land Rovers are driven on-road far more often than they see dirt. Of course, if you're after a Land Rover that's better set up for interstate cruising, Land Rover also announced the additional option of the Td6 turbocharged V-6 diesel for the Range Rover Sport. RR's tend to be thirsty, so the optional 254hp/440 lb-ft of torque diesel that gets 22city/28 hwy fuel economy is probably the way to go if your aim is to cruise blacktop, rather than rip it apart. Pricing has yet to be announced for either new engine range. Both models will be available later in 2015.