Conquest Vehicles Inc, the Toronto-based company that is responsible for the highly sought after, handcrafted, fully armored luxury KNIGHT XV, has launched Conquest Evade, the company’s first unarmored SUV in India. The SUV is priced at Rs. 8.5 crores and is the most expensive SUV in the Indian market.
The new body style, design and aesthetic of EVADE (which Conquest Vehicle’s flagship vehicle, the Knight XVwill also inherit), includes new headlights and taillights sleekly wrapping around the sides of the vehicle, narrower fender flares, a redesigned grille, hood scoop, the addition of a third tandem sunroof and a wider backdoor to accommodate EVADE’s wider body frame to allow for exit/entry of executive security though the rear of the vehicle.
The rear bumper now features an integrated step to simplify this access. EVADE will be built on a Ford F550 Super Duty Chassis and its massive unarmored skin will be made from an aluminum-mild steel blend, making it significantly lighter then the Knight XV. The first EVADE is scheduled to roll off the production line will be in Fall 2012.
Conquest Vehicles mandate of `hand crafted’ once again is populated throughout EVADE whereby elements including the vehicle’s steering wheel, proprietary hinges, running boards and even the key itself are machined out of solid stainless steel. The vehicles’ handles are machined out of a solid block of aluminum.
Conquest Evade’s luxurious interior cabin space will provide over 400 cubic feet and will carefully blend military inspired design cues with elegant and rich finishes. EVADE will house a new ergonomically designed cockpit and cabin and the entire vehicle will offer both driver and passengers touch screen technology.
Similar to the Knight XV, EVADE is offered in newly designed ergonomic 2+2 limousine-style seating. Also available are 2 electronic executive style reclining seats with the option of either a driver partition or retractable flat screen television. The interior will also offer lap top trays, a third sunroof and more cabin space. In addition, some of the vehicle’s exterior design cues, layers and angles will be seamlessly incorporated into the interior of the vehicle’s cabin design without losing the feel of being in a luxury SUV.