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.