In the midst of the new Range Rover launch and the coming new Range Rover Sport, plus a new Range Rover Evoque a few years ago, it might be easy to forget that the Range Rover Velar is still a groundbreaking vehicle in the Land Rover portfolio. The Velar is now in its fifth year, and having set the tone for the next generation of the current Range Rover design language, it’s time for it to get some updates.
So, Land Rover announced an HST trim level for the Velar, the new top-spec model. That designation originally debuted on the Range Rover Sport several years ago, as the first implementation of the Ingenium straight-six mild-hybrid motor. As the Ingenium family became the standard non-V8 engine in the Land Rover line, the HST trim grew to be more of a high-end style package. HST trims are now available on the Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Evoque and offer new aesthetic choices.
The Range Rover Velar HST comes with the P400 395 horsepower Ingenium straight-six mild hybrid powertrain. The base of the trim is the R-Dynamic S model. Like all high-end Range Rover Velar models, it comes with the adjustable air suspension that Land Rover pioneered in 1993, and Active Dynamics. The iconic Range Rover floating roof is rendered in black no matter what the body color is. All the standard body color choices are available, as well as a new Arroios Grey color which is exclusive to the HST. Named after the chic district of Lisbon, the color is a light and pleasant grey. The HST also comes with a unique almost honeycomb 21-inch wheel available in gloss black.
Inside the sexy theme continues with a black suedecloth headlining and steering wheel wrap. A variety of trim colors are available inside.
The starting price for an HST is $79,200 (plus destination charges), making it the most expensive Velar model. It offers a new choice for people who want the avant-garde Range Rover, which continues to turn heads on roads around the world.
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