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Top Tow Car announced


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? magazine.

“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...

Overall winner

Land Rover Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 XS

Class winners

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

Green Award

Skoda Octavia Estate 1.6 TDI CR Greenline

Best Value 4X4

Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi Style 7st

Best MPV

Kia Carnival (Sedona) 2.2 CRDi 3 auto

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