It wasn’t long ago when we showcased the Arkonik Raven D110—a custom build based on the Land Rover Defender platform. Many buyers choose to customize their rides for specific reasons, but sometimes, you just want something the way it is. After seeing the 2020 Range Rover Sport HST, you can sure that we are in the same boat as the latter. Besides its good looks, this new model features one of the many firsts from the British manufacturer.
As the name denotes, what makes it different from the regular Range Rover Sport is the inclusion of a hybrid system. According to reports, it’s apparently the forerunner of the next-generation SUVs that will also include the technology. You get a 3.0-liter inline-six engine with a twin-scroll turbocharger that generates 394 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque at your disposal. It’s more than enough to accelerate from standstill to 62 mph in less than six seconds with a top speed of 140 mph.
The additional 48-volt electric supercharger stores energy from regenerative braking and improves fuel economy. Moreover, the motor helps reduce the lag the most drivers experience in a regular setup. This grants a smoother drive the moment you step down on the accelerator. Hence, you can immediately feel it deliver the power you need on the road. Additionally, the built-in variable cam-timing and valve-lift algorithm ensure that you always get the best performance. The 2020 Range Rover Sport HST boasts an exclusive carbon fiber trim as well as a unique brake caliper paintwork. It’s now available to order with an estimated starting price of $105,000.
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