Conquest Vehicle’s Knight XV Gets Non-Armored ‘Evade’ Counterpart

James Johnson - Author

Jun. 15 2013, Updated 9:11 p.m. ET

That Cadillac Escalade you own would be crushed like an insignificant bug if it ever crossed paths with Conquest Vehicle’s Knight XV, a giant armored SUV that literally looks like it could stop a cruise missile in its path. Now Conquest has announced a new, light-grave XV lookalike named the Evade. The new SUV isn’t armored but is still menacing yet oddly sleek looking.

The vehicle was developed at the company’s home base in Toronto, Ontario and is based off the Ford F-550 Super Duty commercial truck chassis with side panels made from an aluminum/mild-steel blend. The Evade also features superleggera engineering with steering wheel, hinges and running boards all made out of solid blocks of stainless steel.

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While the Conquest Vehicle’s Evade may not be able to stop bullets as effectively as the Knight XV it does offer plenty of security features including FLIR front and rear night-vision cameras, joystick-operated exterior searchlights with 360 degrees of lighting coverage and leather plus Alcantara interior furnishings. The vehicle is also smooth thanks to a “commercial-grade” air suspension system.

The Evade also features a 2+2 rear-seating configuration with two pairs of chairs facing each other. Buyers can also special order a partition between the rear quarters and the front cabin and add power rear seats as they deem necessary.

Evade SUV buyers can choose between gas or diesel engines.

At $579,000 buyers are probably better off spending an additional $50,000 to pick up the armor friendly Knight XV, on the other hand even the lighter weight model should have people scrambling to let you pass on the highway and residential roads.


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