If anyone remembers the image that once made rounds on the internet, where a Hummer H2 was shown parked beside an insanely huge armoured vehicle called the Knight XV, and made to look like a midget, then behold; what you see above is the unarmoured sibling of the Knight XV, called the EVADE.
Built by Conquest Vehicles Inc., a Toronto-based auto manufacturing company, the all-new Evade is built on a Ford F550 super heavy-duty chassis, and looks different from its armoured sibling with new headlights and taillights, narrower fender flares, a redesigned grille and hood scoop. The Evade will be offered as a four-wheel-drive, riding on front and rear air-suspensions, and will be available with a choice of petrol and diesel engines; there is no word on the engine specifications yet.
Featuring a newly-designed cockpit and cabin, with military-inspired designs and high-quality finish using premium-grade materials, the Evade will offer limousine-style seating, or two electronic executive-style reclining seats facing either a driver-partition or a retractable flat-screen television. Interior appointments in the EVADE include laptop trays, touch-screen technology for both driver and passengers, several sunroofs, and enough cabin space for a game of soccer. Some other interesting features include FLIR night-vision camera systems monitoring the front and rear of the vehicle, and a 360-degree roof-mounted joystick-controlled searchlights.
The Conquest Vehicles Evade is expected to hit the streets in the Western hemisphere by the end of this year, with a price tag hovering at an equivalent of around 2.1 million dirhams. Price tag aside and whether or not if the Evade makes it to the shores of the UAE and rest of the GCC, we can only imagine how much more the Evade, which dwarfs every other abnormally monstrous SUVs we have seen on the roads, can scare the crap out of owners of regular-sized vehicles.