The UK-made Land Rover Discovery has been named the best towcar 2010 in the annual Towcar Awards
The Towcar Awards are a coalition between experts from Practical Caravan
, The Camping and Caravanning Club and What Car?
“The Land Rover Discovery 4 is an exceptional car for towing. The old model was one of our favourite towcars, but the new Discovery improves upon it in just about every area. You’ll be just as happy with the Discovery when you are not towing. It’s the best car in this year’s tests by some margin, and a more than worthy overall champion,” said Nigel Donnelly, editor of Practical Caravan.
To decide on the winner, 41 cars were hitched up with caravans and put through a series of tests for stability, hill starts, acceleration and braking, and practicality. These took place at the Motor Industry Research Centre (MIRA) in Warwickshire.
Check out the winners below...
Land Rover Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 XS
Up to 1424kg: VW Golf 2.0 TDI 140 Match 5dr
1425-1574kg: Vauxhall Astra 2.0 CDTi (160PS) SRi 5dr
1575kg-1724kg: Skoda Superb Estate 2.0 TDI 170 SE
1725-1899kg: Mazda CX-7 2.2 Diesel Sport Tech
1900 kg +: Land Rover Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 XS
Skoda Octavia Estate 1.6 TDI CR Greenline
Best Value 4X4
Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi Style 7st
Kia Carnival (Sedona) 2.2 CRDi 3 auto