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The Volkswagen Touareg has once again enjoyed success at the Caravan and Motorhome Club’s annual Towcar of the Year Awards, triumphing in its category at the club’s prestigious event.
The Caravan and Motorhome Club tested the Touareg in 3.0-litre V6 TDI 286 PS R-Line Tech guise, equipped with the power folding towbar as well as Volkswagen’s critically-acclaimed Trailer Assist system, which takes the stress out of reversing when hitched up.Volkswagen’s luxury SUV won its award for the second year running, with the Touareg pulling home the award in the ‘Caravan Weight over 1,700 kg’ category – the heaviest category in contention. The judging panel praised the Touareg’s smooth and powerful diesel engine, labelling it “nothing short of outstanding”, while further applauding the SUV’s stability when towing.
The brand is no stranger to success at the Towcar of the Year Awards – at last year’s 2019 awards event, the Touareg won the same title, while the Polo won the lightest, ‘1,100 kg or lighter’ category. In the previous year, the Golf Alltrack won its ‘£30,000 - £33,000’ price category, while in the 2017 awards, the Passat Alltrack won the overall title of ‘Towcar of the Year’, in addition to its ‘£32,000 - £35,000’ price and ‘All-wheel drive under 1,800 kg’ categories. The Passat and Touareg also won their respective categories in the 2016 event.
The judging panel said: “The boot offers 810 litres of very usable space and, even with all the equipment nicely stowed, there was still plenty of room under the load cover. The large Volkswagen was praised for its level attitude when hitched and the ease with which mirrors and electrics were attached. And with an exceedingly generous noseweight limit of 140 kg, this car really does have everything going for it.”
Brian Luckie, Product Manager for the Touareg Volkswagen UK, said: “With another big win at the Caravan Club’s Towcar of the Year Awards, Volkswagen has proven once again that its hallmark quality ownership experience doesn’t just end at the rear bumper.
“The fact that the Touareg has won for the second year running demonstrates its huge list of strengths in an ever more competitive segment, and solidifies its reputation as a hugely capable all-rounder, as well as a class-leading towing choice.”