Zara Phillips launches Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship

Article by Christian A., on May 10, 2013

A new engineering scholarship program was announced by Zara Phillips at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. The second-eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II said that the Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship will give a £9,000 scholarship to three female students or apprentices who want to enter a career or take advanced studies in engineering.

The recipients will also get mentoring support from Land Rover senior engineers as well as WISE representatives. During the launch, Zara mentioned the inspiration she got from her grandmother and her mother in persuading young females to consider an engineering career. It can be recalled that in 1945 when the Queen was only 18 and was then known as Princess Elizabeth, she voluntarily joined the ATS.

She enlisted as a Subaltern but towards the end of the war, she had progressed to the rank of Junior Commander after having completed course No. 1 at the Mechanical Training Center of the ATS. To become a fully qualified driver, she was trained to repair a car, which includes basic engine maintenance and changing the wheel.

Princess Anne has been supporting WISE which pushes organizations to inspire women and girls to pursue fulfilling careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Zara also said that due to the ATS’ success, the UK has a growing population of women in engineering.

She said that the Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship gives young women the chance for their career to progress. She also said that she will compete with both men and women in the Three Day Eventing world.

The new Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is directly inspired by the LRX concept car that earned praises around the world for its thrilling new interpretation of classic Range Rover design cues. By employing smart design along with detailed engineering, Land Rover was able to realize the spirit of the LRX concept without having to sacrifice the core Range Rover values: interior luxury, refined performance and all-terrain capability.

According to Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern, the Range Rover Evoque heralds a bold evolution of Range Rover design as it reinterprets the classic Range Rover design cues while remaining faithful to the core Range Rover values.

McGovern added that the Evoque features an athletic stance and a dynamic profile, thanks to its dramatic rising beltline, the characteristic taper to the floating roofline and the muscular shoulder that runs its length. The new Range Rover Evoque also features a wheels-out stance, as complemented by wide wheelarches that are now softly integrated into the body. Moreover, the new Range Rover Evoque features sculpted corners that help shorten its front and rear visual overhangs.

The Range Rover Evoque is a picture of the iconic design of Range Rover but is bolstered by fresh interpretations which result in an evolutionary look for a classic car that stays relevant even in today’s era. Land Rover Design Director GerryMcGovern says the inspiration for the new Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is the acclaimed and hugely popular LRX concept which made its mark for infusing a fresh appearance into the Range Rover’s class design language.

But the new Range Rover Evoque is not just about appearances. It also has been boosted with high standard engineering to give it an all-terrain capability. So what you get is a Range Rover Evoque that looks great and also delivers top class power and performance. This can be seen from the Range Rover Evoque’s powerful stance which is characterized by wide wheelarches, the four wheels of which have been moved back to the corners of the Evoque, athletic shoulder, and floating roofline that purposefully tapers. It also has reduced front and rear overhangs brought about by the Evoque’s finely sculpted corners.

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