Looks cool. But it is extremely expensive and useless.
The world is a dangerous place—the stuff is always ready to hit a fan somewhere—so what better way to protect yourself than an armored vehicle? And what better armored vehicle to use than Conquest Vehicles’s Knight XV, a massive SUV designed to stop bullets while looking like it can stop a cruise missile. But the world also is an unpredictable place, as partially proven by Conquest Vehicles’s introduction of a new, light-grade XV lookalike that isn’t armored. The Toronto-based company is calling its more-vulnerable new model the Evade, which seems apt given that is exactly what buyers will have to do when the bullets start flying.
We understand that not every buyer in the market for a commercial-truck-based land crusher needs armor or blast-resistant tires, but lose the armor and the Knight XV–derived appeal seems lost. Then there is the Evade’s price tag, which at $579,000 falls just $50,000 shy of the Knight XV’s base price. That’s big money for something that lacks a winged B or a flying lady hood ornament, let alone one that also doesn’t save your bacon when the heat is on.
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