Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) unit has revealed the 2019 Range Rover Sentinel. The latest version of the armoured SUV will debut at the Home Office Security and Policing show from 5-7 March 2019, at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre. 2019 Range Rover Sentinel is designed and engineered by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, and built at the SV Technical Centre in Warwickshire. The SUV features the latest in occupant protection including armoured glass, roof blast-protection and emergency escape system.
Michael van der Sande, Managing Director, Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, said: “The Range Rover Sentinel delivers the exceptional protection and security required by our VIP clients without compromising the superior refinement of the latest Range Rover. The addition of the more powerful 5.0 l Supercharged V8 engine and a redesigned interior ensures a heightened level of performance and occupant safety.” At its core, MY 2019 Range Rover Sentinel has a protection cell built to stringent whole vehicle standards and in accordance with full ballistic and blast certification. The enhanced body is engineered to face modern and unconventional forms of attack, including improvised explosive device (IED) fragmentation blasts.
The SUV rides on specially manufactured wheels which incorporate a run-flat system so the vehicle can be driven over distances of more than 50kms at speeds of 80kmph 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. The chassis, suspension, braking and electronic stability systems are all optimised to retain Range Rover’s on-road dynamics.
The 2019 Range Rover Sentinel borrows the exterior elements from the Range Rover Autobiography SV in form of LED lighting while available with an optional Black Pack which adds black finishes to trim items. It comes with improved cabin space, enhanced headroom and superior seating over the previous generation. In addition, Land Rover’s latest Touch Pro Duo infotainment system with two 10-inch high resolution touch screens also come as standard fitment. Under the hood, it has the 5.0L supercharged V8 petrol engine which delivers top power of 375bhp. Despite carrying more than one tonne of armour plate and glass, the Sentinel does a 0-100kmph sprint in just 10.4 seconds before topping out at 193kmph.