Conquest Vehicles officially unveiled it’s first ever unarmoured SUV yesterday evening. It’s called the Conquest Evade and, as expected, it gets plenty of inspiration from the Conquest Knight XV. It might look like the same vehicle, but we’re told that a number of design changes have been made to make it more user friendly.
The Conquest Evade features new headlights and tailights, narrower fender flares, a redesigned gille, a hood scoop, a third sunroof and a wider back door. The rear bumper now features an integrated step to help make access easier. The bodywork is an aluminium-mild steel blend, significantly lighter than the armoured bodywork than the Knight XV.
The chassis is from a Ford F550 Super Duty so it has a reliable commercial vehicle base with air suspension. Two engine options are available, a diesel and a petrol, however, we’re not told of any specs at the moment. The steering wheel, hinges, running boards and the key are made from stainless steel. The handles are aluminium.
Inside, the Conquest Evade is offered as a 2+2 luxury limo. Driver partition is available and the rear features two electronic reclining seats. Laptop trays and extra cabin space will be available. Interiors can be specified to the customers individual requirements with leather, alcantara and metals all available as interior options.
The first car should leave the factory by fall 2012. The Conquest Evade is priced at $579,000.