The compact SUV’s mechanical package remains much the same as the lesser LR2 SE, which means a 230hp (172kW) 3.2L straight-six can be found under the hood. The engine is matched to a new six-speed automatic transmission that offers manual sequential gear changes when required. There’s also a driver-selectable sport mode for even more responsive performance.
The LR2 HSE still comes with Land Rover’s latest assortment of off-road technologies. These include a new permanent intelligent AWD system, hill-descent control and a new gradient release control mechanism.