Land Rover Builds The Range Rover Sentinel – A Quick Review

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A few years ago, I was privileged to travel to the home of the Range Rover in England, and I happened to sample the Range Rover Sentinel. Fast forward to 2019, Land Rover has done subtle changes to the Sentinel, to correspond to the subtle model changes as seen on the MY19 Range Rover. Discover more in this Range Rover Sentinel Review.

Design

Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations revealed the latest version of its armoured Range Rover Sentinel. It features more power, unparalleled refinement, all-terrain capability and the latest in occupant protection.

Designed and engineered by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, and built at the SV Technical Centre in Warwickshire, the armoured Sentinel provides peerless occupant security with world-class comfort.

At its core is 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.

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Power delivery

The 280kW 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 petrol engine gives a 30kW power uplift over the V6 petrol fitted previously, ensuring the armoured SUV retains exceptional Range Rover performance across all terrains.

Carrying more than one ton of armour plate and glass, Sentinel will accelerate from 0-100km/h in 10.4 seconds, with a top speed limited to 193km/h.

Safety systems

The chassis, suspension, braking and electronic stability systems are all optimized to retain Range Rover’s on-road dynamics, while Sentinel also delivers unparalleled off-road ability for an armoured vehicle of this kind.

This enables 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 50km at speeds of 80km/h if a tire is damaged.

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Top-notch security

The Sentinel is fitted with armoured glass in order to help protect occupants from attack. Further security systems include the option for a specially configured front window which drops a maximum of 150mm for document delivery.

It also features a public address system that allows occupants to address people outside the vehicle without leaving their secure environment. Siren and emergency lighting packs are also available.

Cabin pleasures

Range Rover’s peerless refinement is retained with the new Sentinel gaining improved cabin space, enhanced headroom and superior seating over the previous generation. This ensures that occupants not only benefit from complete protection on the move but also enjoy truly world-class comfort.

The interior also features Land Rover’s latest Touch Pro Duo infotainment system with two 10-inch 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 an even more sophisticated appearance.

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Trevor Lamenya