Based on the Range Rover Autobiography, Range Rover Sentinel is the first ever Land Rover armoured vehicle which has been engineered by Land Rover SVO. TO make global debut at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) Show in London on 15-18 September, price of the Sentinel is indicative to start at €400,000 ($446,277 or GBP 292,537 or INR 2.98 crore), exclusive of taxes.
Each unit of the Range Rover Sentinel is hand-built, and made to order. Keeping the luxury standards benchmarked by Range Rover Autobiography intact, the production of Sentinel takes place at their Oxford Road facility. Apart from providing luxurious interiors, Sentinel is also a true off-roader, claims Land Rover.
Aimed primarily for export markets, Range Rover Sentinel is powered by a 340PS 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine, which is mated to a ZF 8-speed automatic transmission. Braking is taken care by 380mm front and 365mm rear ventilated disc brakes, with high-density pads.
Speaking about its safety features, the passenger cell of the Sentinel is a six piece armoured cell which is specially made of super-high-strength steel. This ensures passenger safety in any kind of situation. Certified to VR8 standard, the Range Rover Sentinel can withstand 15kg Trinitrotoluene (TNT) blasts, DM51 grenade explosions and bullets (including 7.62mm high velocity, armour piercing incendiary bullets).
Offering comfortable and luxurious seating to two passengers at the rear, Range Rover Sentinel suspension has been uprated and payload capacity has been improved to withstand upto 650 kg of weight. All thanks to revised Dynamic Stability Control and Ride Stability Control systems. It also features Command Driving Position, which is found in all Range Rover vehicles, giving the driver a clear and unobscured view of the surrounding.
Other features on board the Range Rover Sentinel includes, a self-sealing fuel tank, a split charging system, an anti-tamper exhaust, auxiliary back-up battery and a 100 mm opening in driver’s window (for delivery of document or parcels, without opening doors; thereby maintaining safety of the passengers).
Then there are the 10 inch run flat tyres, which will allow the car to run even if the tyres are completely deflated. To keep the passenger cabin secured, the luggage space is separated via anti-smash protective glass. There is also an Emergency Escape System, which is located behind the rear seats. Passengers can use this as a last ditch attempt to save themselves.
Optional features on offer with the Sentinel includes under floor and under bonnet fire suppression systems, an external speaker system to address people outside the vehicle from the safety of the cabin, emergency service lights, and a customer configurable siren system.
There is more on offer with the car, which you can find inside the official news release attached after the photo gallery and video of Range Rover Sentinel.