Toronto-based company Conquest Vehicles, the manufacturer of the armored and hand-built Knight XV SUV, is launching its first unarmored SUV called Evade. Evade features a new body style and design that includes new headlights and taillights, slimmed down fender flares, a hood scoop, a redesigned grille and a wider backdoor. The company said that the SUV will be built on a Ford F550 Super Duty Chassis and that its unarmored skin will be made from an aluminum-mild steel blend which is reportedly lighter than that of the Knight XV. Conquest did not reveal the specific engine but said that the 4×4 SUV will either use a gasoline or diesel engine. You can learn more about it here.
Other notable features of Evade will be an air ride suspension, front and rear FLIR night vision cameras, and roof-mounted, joystick-controlled searchlights with 360 degrees of motion. Conquest Vehicles said that Evade will retail for US $579,000 and will be heading soon to production this coming fall. “We wanted EVADE to set a new standard for our company in terms of pushing the boundaries from engineering to design to incorporating new user experiences without compromising the integrity of some of the key highlight design features offered by our armored Knight XV. The result speaks for itself in terms of the final product and we couldn’t be happier,” said William Maizlin, President of Conquest Vehicles.