Toronto-based firm Conquest Vehicles, known for its Knight XV, has launched its Evade as its first unarmored SUV, Carbuzz.com reports.
Priced at $579,000, the Evade adopts wraparound headlights and tail lights, narrower fender flares, a redesigned front grille, hood scoop, three sunroofs and a wider tail gate with an integrated step.
Going into production this fall, the Evade will be hand-built on a Ford F-550 Super Duty Chassis with an aluminum and steel body, the website said.
The steering wheel, proprietary door hinges, running boards and keys are made from solid stainless steel, while the handles are made from a solid block of aluminum. 400 cubic feet of space is provided in the four-seat cabin with leather and Alcantara trim. Two electric-reclining seats in the back are separated from the driver by a retractable partition with available flatscreen TV and laptop trays.
“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 armoured Knight XV,” the website quoted Conquest president William Maizlin as saying.
The Evade features an air suspension, power windows, 360-degree roof-mounted, joystick-controlled searchlights and night vision cameras front and rear, all fitted as standard equipment. The SUV will also be available in gas and diesel engines.