12 September 2017

The Range Rover Sentinel is the first luxury armoured vehicle to be fully engineered by Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO). The mobile fortress is hand built at SVO’s Oxford Road facility and provides the highest levels of protection an SUV can offer

  • Armoured Range Rover Sentinel is engineered by Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) with VR8-level certification confirming ballistic and blast resistance
  • Land Rover Discovery SUV is available on Jaguar Land Rover’s Embassy and Diplomatic Programme
  • Land Rover is attending the Defence and Security Equipment International Show on 12-15 September at ExCeL, London
The Range Rover Sentinel
The Range Rover Sentinel

Based on the standard wheelbase Range Rover Autobiography, Sentinel delivers the supreme comfort associated with the world’s most desirable SUV allied to outstanding occupant protection.

Designed to withstand the most damaging and targeted of threats, including penetration by 7.62mm high velocity armour piercing incendiary bullets, this exceptional vehicle delivers lateral protection against up to 15kg Trinitrotoluene (TNT) blasts and defence against DM51 grenade explosions from both beneath the floor and above the roof.

At its core is a specially developed six-piece armoured passenger cell, made of super-high-strength steel, which provides world-class protection. The standard glass has been replaced by multi-laminated armoured privacy glass of optical quality.

The Range Rover Sentinel is fully certified to VR8 standard against ballistic threats by QinetiQ – an independent organisation that was formerly part of the British Government’s Defence Establishment Research Agency.

The Range Rover Sentinel
The Range Rover Sentinel


To preserve the Range Rover’s legendary ride comfort and handling the Sentinel’s suspension has been upgraded, while an anti-tamper exhaust, self-sealing fuel tank, auxiliary back-up battery and split-charging battery system provide added protection and security.

Run-flat tyre inserts – fitted to special 20-inch split-rim alloy wheels – allow the vehicle to be driven even if the tyres are deflated. So, however determined the attack, the Range Rover Sentinel can use the considerable performance of its 340PS 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine in conjunction with a specially calibrated ZF eight-speed automatic transmission to escape.

Land Rover is attending the Defence and Security Equipment International Exhibition at the ExCeL arena, London, from 12-15 September 2017 where the Discovery SUV will be on display. With seven full-sized adult seats and customary Land Rover all-terrain capability, the versatile SUV is available through Land Rover’s Embassy and Diplomatic programme.

The Range Rover Sentinel
The new Range Rover Sentinel
The Range Rover Sentinel


The scheme caters for embassy and high commission representatives of the 193 countries recognised by the United Nations where Jaguar Land Rover has a presence, or serving diplomats who are able to prove their diplomatic status.

The Land Rover Discovery delivers unrivalled all-terrain performance thanks to its four-wheel-drive technology, lightweight aluminium monocoque construction and advanced integral link rear suspension, while Land Rover’s Command Driving Position allows customers to enjoy its breadth of capability in complete confidence.

With space for up to seven full-sized adults or 2,500 litres of luggage capacity, the Discovery features world-first Intelligent Seat Fold technology, allowing customers to remotely fold the rear seats using a unique smartphone app.

In addition, in-car 4G Wi-Fi for up to eight devices provides connectivity on the move while as many as nine USB charging points ensure that passengers can keep smartphones and tablets topped up at all times.

Notes to Editors

Since 1948 Land Rover has been manufacturing authentic 4x4s that represent true ‘breadth of capability’ across the model range. Defender, Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar and Range Rover Evoque each define the world's 4x4 sectors, with 80% of this model range exported to over 100 countries.

Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations has the responsibility within Special Operations to create a range of high performance production models for both Jaguar and Land Rover, vehicle personalisation products and low volume, high value Limited Edition models for both brands.