The Volkswagen Jetta Sport 2.0TDI DSG took the top honour in its
price Class and went on to be voted overall winner of the
twenty-ninth Caravan Club Towcar of the Year Competition. It was
judged the winner by a panel of 11 judges who applauded its suave
design, its practicality as a caravanning family car and its great
performance when towing in a variety of situations.
Held, as in previous years, at the Millbrook Proving Ground in
Bedfordshire, the Competition attracted 30 entrants.
Class wins in the Competition also went to the Škoda Superb
Estate Elegance 2.0 DSG; the Volkswagen Touareg Escape 3.0 V6 TDI
and the Volvo V60 D5 AWD Volvo Ocean Race.
From these Class winners the sleek, stylish and very capable
Volkswagen Jetta Sport emerged as the overall victor.
The results of the Competition were announced at The Caravan
Club Towcar of the Year Awards ceremony at the Royal Automobile
Club in London on 21 September.
Special guest, former Formula 1 driver Johnny Herbert, attended
the testing regime at Millbrook and then presented the prized Class
awards to representatives from the winning manufacturers at the
Johnny Herbert says, "It was a real eye-opener being at
Millbrook seeing all the cars being put through their paces, they
really are put to the towing test."
Grenville Chamberlain, Caravan Club Chairman, commented, "The
Club extends its congratulations to all the winners in this
Competition. Special plaudits go to the terrific Volkswagen Jetta,
it really is a great vehicle and it proved itself time and time
again with the judges during testing."
Other winners were:
Find out more about the 2012 Towcar of the Year