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Date: August 08, 2012 02:33PM
Back in 2010, Conquest Vehicles unveiled the Knight XV - a badass SUV designed
for professional athletes, government officials, and heads of corporations
around the globe. Now, the Canadian maker has unveiled the Evade, the new
standard in luxury handcrafted SUVs, or so they say.
The Evade is based on a Ford F550 Super Duty Chassis and was built using an
aluminum-mild steel blend to make it significantly lighter then its armored
cousin, the Knight XV. It shares some of the features found in the new Knight XV
such as the new wraparound headlights and taillights, narrower fender flares, a
redesigned grille, hood scoop, the addition of a third tandem sunroof, and a
wider backdoor and integrated step to accommodate the EVADE’s wider body
frame. Additional standard features solely for the Evade include front and rear
commercial grade air ride suspensions, power windows, 360-degree roof mounted,
joystick-controlled searchlights, and FLIR night vision camera systems in the
front and rear of the vehicle.
For the interior, the Evade gets a new ergonomically designed cockpit and cabin
with over 400 cubic feet of room to stretch out in. The company states that the
Evade carefully blends military inspired design cues with elegant and rich
finishes. The vehicle’s steering wheel, proprietary hinges, running boards,
and even the key are all made of stainless steel, while the vehicles’ handles
are machined out of a solid block of aluminum. The driver and passengers can
relax in the newly designed ergonomic 2+2 limousine-style seating with two
electronic executive style reclining seats as an option. Other options include a
driver partition or retractable flat screen television. The interior will also
offer lap top trays and a third sunroof.
This may all sound fantastic, but the price tag gets us off that new car high.
The exclusive Conquest Evade comes in at $579,000, which is still cheaper than
the Knight XV’s price tag of $629,000.