Tow Car Award Winners Revealed for 2015
The winners of the 2015 Tow Car Awards have been revealed, with Volkswagen’s latest Passat gaining the overall crown.
The awards, judged by experts from What Car? and Practical Caravan magazines as well as The Camping and Caravanning Club, were based on extensive tests for stability, emergency stops, lane changes and hill starts, with awards given in nine categories:
Under 1400kg: Skoda Octavia Hatch 2.0 TDI CR 150PS SE Business
1400 to 1549kg: Volkswagen Passat Estate 2.0 TDI BMT 150PS SE Business DSG
1550 to 1699kg: Mazda CX-5 2.2D 175PS AWD Sport Nav
1700 to 1899kg: Volkswagen Passat Estate 2.0 BiTDI SCR BMT 240PS 4Motion GT DSG
1900kg+: Land Rover Discovery 3.0 SDV6 SE Tech
Green Award: Volvo V40 Cross Country D4 Lux Nav Geartronic
Best Petrol Tow Car: Ford Mondeo 1.5T EcoBoost 160PS Titanium 5dr
Best Ultralight Tow Car: Citroën C4 Cactus BlueHDi 100 Feel
Overall Winner: Volkswagen Passat Estate 2.0 TDI BMT 150PS SE Business DSG
Volkswagen’s Passat is the first car to win the overall award on three occasions. The Mazda CX-5 won its weight class for the second time, and the Land Rover Discovery won the heaviest weight class for the eighth time in the nine years of the Tow Car Awards.