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RANGE ROVER HST

M M IN A MOVE redolent of Porsche’s GTS range, JLR has slotted in a sportier version of its Range Rover, erm, Sport to sit between the supercharged V6 and V8 models. The MY16 HST scores the 280kW tune from the F-Type V6 S as well as bespoke chassis settings and styling tweaks for a menacing look, including that two-tone paintwork and black 21s. The engine is a surprisingly sweet match for the big Rangie; its soundtrack is sadly subdued compared to the F-Type but its efficacy remains. Performance is plentiful and stability on loose surfaces is a particular strength, though we’d still be tempted by the excellent twin-turbo V8 diesel. – SN SPECS 3.0L V6 S/C, 280KW/450NM, 10.8L/100KM PRICE $148,800