2016 Winners

2016 Winners

Towcar of the Year 2016

Towcar of the Year's overall winner for 2016 was the Land Rover Discovery HSE LUX. Overall winner, as well as class winner over £50,000 and 'All Wheel Drive over 1800kg' winner. This year's judging attracted 43 entries across seven price categories.

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Performance

  • Engine: Diesel / No. of cylinders: D/6/2967
  • 8 Gear AUT
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 252@4000
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 443@2000
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 8.6 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 2622
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 3310
  • Caravan weight (kg): 2229
  • Noseweight (kg): 150

Pricing

  • On the Road Price: £59,970
  • Extras Fitted: Plug-in towball including 13 pin electric socket (£510); Vision Assist Pack (£740)
  • Price range: Land Rover Discovery 3.0 SDV6 SE 5d Auto (£41,600) to Land Rover Discovery 3.0 
  • Insurance group: 42
  • CO2 g /km: 203
  • Towable with B licence: No

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Performance

  • Engine: Diesel / No. of cylinders:  D/4/1849
  • 6 Gear MAN
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 148@4000
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 258@1800
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 10.5 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 1521
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 2140
  • Caravan weight (kg): 1293
  • Noseweight (kg): 100

Pricing

  • On the Road Price:  £13,995
  • Extras Fitted: Towbar @ £379.20
  • Price range: MG6 SDTI-TECH (£13,995) to MG6 TL DTI-TECH (£17,995)
  • Insurance group: 17E
  • CO2 g /km: 119
  • Towable with B licence: Yes

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Performance

  • Engine: Diesel / No. of cylinders:  D/4/1461
  • 6 Gear MAN
  • Front wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 110@4000
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 260@1750
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 11.6 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 1190
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 1743
  • Caravan weight (kg): 900
  • Noseweight (kg): 60

Pricing

  • On the Road Price:  £17,695
  • Total Test price: £18,017
  • Extras Fitted: Towbar @ £153; 7 pin electric socket @ £74.17; Space saver emergency spare wheel @ £95;
  • Price range: Renault Captur 900cc TCe Expression+ (£14,295) to Renault Captur 1.5 dCi Signature Nav (£20,195)
  • Insurance group: 15E
  • CO2 g /km: 98
  • Towable with B licence: Yes

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Performance

  • Engine: Diesel / No. of cylinders:  D/4/1968
  • Automatic
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 148@3500-4000
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 251@1750-3000
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 8.3 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 1448
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 1960
  • Caravan weight (kg): 1231
  • Noseweight (kg): 75

Pricing

  • On the Road Price: £23,390
  • Total Test price: £24,740
  • Extras fitted:  VW Factory fit towbar including 13 pin electric socket (£645); Rear view camera (£165)
  • Price range: Volkswagen Jetta S 1.4-litre TSI BMT (£18,270) to Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0-litre TDI BMT DSG (£24,170)
  • Insurance group: 22E
  • CO2 g /km: 120
  • Towable with B licence: Yes

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Performance

  • Engine: Diesel / No. of cylinders: D/4/1968 
  • MAN
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 148@3500
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 251@1750-3000
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 10.5 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 1526
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 2096
  • Caravan weight (kg): 1297
  • Noseweight (kg): 80

Pricing

  • On the Road Price: £25,405
  • Total Test price: £26,055
  • Extras fitted: Detachable towbar including 13 pin electric socket (£550)
  • Price range: Škoda Octavia Estate Scout 2.0TDI 150PS 4x4 (£25,405) to Škoda Octavia Estate Scout 2.0TDI 184PS 4x4 DSG (£28,200)
  • Insurance group: 20E
  • CO2 g /km: 125
  • Towable with B licence: Yes

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Performance

  • Engine: Diesel / No. of cylinders:  D/4/1968
  • 6 Gear AUT
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 188@3500-4000
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 295@1750-3000
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 8 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg): 1581
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 2170
  • Caravan weight (kg): 1344
  • Noseweight (kg): 90

Pricing

  • Price: £30,420
  • Extras Fitted: Retractable towbar and electrics (13 pin socket) (£875); Trailer Assist (£465)
  • Price range: Volkswagen Passat Estate 1.6 TDI S 5d (£23,870) to Volkswagen Passat Estate 2.0 BiTDI SCR R Line 4MOTION 5d DSG (£37,170)
  • Insurance group: 22E
  • CO2 g /km: 120
  • Towable with B licence: Yes, if caravan/trailer tent weight is reduced.

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Performance

  • Engine: Diesel / No. of cylinders: D/6/2967
  • 8 gears/AUT
  • All-wheel drive
  • Power (bhp@rpm): 258@3800-4000
  • Torque (lb/ft@rpm): 428@1750-2500
  • 40 - 60mph acceleration (towing): 7 seconds

Weights for towing

  • Kerbweight (kg):  2185
  • Gross vehicle (kg): 2880
  • Caravan weight (kg): 1857
  • Noseweight (kg): 100

Pricing

  • On the Road Price: £48,405
  • Total Test price: £49,175
  • Extras fitted: Retractable towbar including 13 pin electric socket (£770)
  • Price range: Volkswagen Touareg  3.0 V6 TDI BlueMotion Tech (262bhp) Response 5d Tip Auto (£35,805) to Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI BlueMotion Tech (262bhp) R Line 5d Tip Auto (£48,405
  • Insurance group: 43E
  • CO2 g /km: 174
  • Towable with B licence: No

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