Range Rover Evoque P300 HST launched
New sporty P300 HST model joins the Range Rover Evoque SUV lineup
- Powered by a mild-hybrid 296bhp engine
- Features sporty exterior and interior styling
- Priced from £50,400
Meet the Range Rover Evoque P300 HST, a powerful new version of the brand’s smallest SUV. Priced from £50,400, it has a 296bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine and comes equipped with a wealth of in-car technology.
The HST trim level is based on the existing R-Dynamic, which means it comes with a sliding panoramic sunroof, keyless entry, premium LED headlights with Land Rover’s signature L-shaped daytime running lights, and an electrically operated tailgate as standard.
In addition to the shared technology, the Evoque HST introduces a range of exterior styling upgrades that give it a stealthier look. Buyers can choose from a variety of 11 paint finishes to complement a Black Pack, which comprises 20-inch black alloy wheels, rear privacy glass and red brake calipers. The HST’s badging, side vents, door mirror caps, bonnet louvres and body accents are also finished in gloss black.
The sporty styling continues inside; the interior shares many features with the Range Rover Sport HST. These include a suede cloth steering wheel, ebony suede cloth headlining, grained leather seat upholstery and Range Rover-branded treadplates.
The P300 HST also has Land Rover’s intuitive interactive driver display with a high-definition 12.3-inch instrument cluster and the brand’s latest Pivi Pro infotainment system, along with two 10-inch deployable touchscreens. The upper screen, which is deployed from the dashboard, is where the SUV’s infotainment functions are controlled, including a 13-speaker, 400W Meridian sound system. The lower screen, meanwhile, controls the car’s heating and ventilation systems.
The Evoque HST is only available with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder mild-hybrid petrol engine, which is linked to a nine-speed automatic gearbox. It produces 296bhp and 400Nm of torque, which sees the SUV sprint from 0–62mph in 6.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 150mph.
The gearbox is linked to a four-wheel-drive system, which is equipped with Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 system. The system can be adjusted by the driver to suit mud, sand and snowy conditions. It also features an automatic mode, which means the SUV can detect the type of terrain under its tyres and set up the system accordingly.
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