The armoured Range Rover Sentinel is a fortress on wheels

Fen End, UK, 04 March 2019: Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations has revealed the latest version of its armoured Range Rover Sentinel, which now features more power, refinement, all-terrain capability and the latest in occupant protection. The updated vehicle will make its debut at the Home Office Security and Policing show from 05 to 07 March 2019, at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre.



The 280 kW 5.0 l Supercharged V8 petrol engine gives a 29 kW power uplift over the V6 petrol fitted previously, ensuring the armoured SUV retains exceptional Range Rover performance across all terrains. Carrying more than one tonne of armour plate and glass, Sentinel accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 10.4 s, with top speed limited to 193 km/h.

Designed and engineered by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, and built at the SV Technical Centre in Warwickshire, the armoured Sentinel provides a high degree of occupant security and comfort, and is engineered to face modern and unconventional forms of attack, including improvised explosive device (IED) fragmentation blasts.

The chassis, suspension, braking and electronic stability systems are all optimised to retain Range Rover’s on-road dynamics, while Sentinel also delivers unparalleled off-road ability for an armoured vehicle of this kind, enabling it to tackle deep water crossings and challenging terrain with ease. Specially manufactured wheels incorporate a run-flat system so the vehicle can be driven over distances of more than 50 km at speeds of 80 km/h if a tyre is damaged.

Sentinel is fitted with armoured glass in order to help protect occupants from attack. Further security systems includes the option for a specially configured front window which drops a maximum of 150 mm for document delivery, while it also features a public address system allowing occupants to address people outside the vehicle without leaving their secure environment. Siren and emergency lighting packs are also available.

Range Rover’s refinement is retained with the new Sentinel gaining improved cabin space, enhanced headroom and superior seating over the previous generation, which ensures occupants not only benefit from complete protection on the move but also enjoy enhanced comfort. The interior also features Land Rover’s latest Touch Pro Duo infotainment system with two 10" high resolution touch screens.

Featuring the latest Range Rover exterior design elements, including LED lighting, Sentinel is now offered with the optional Black Pack which adds black finishes to trim items for a more sophisticated appearance.
The armoured Range Rover Sentinel is a fortress on wheels The armoured Range Rover Sentinel is a fortress on wheels Reviewed by Sanjay Sarma on Monday, March 04, 2019 Rating: 5

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