Caravan Club names VW Jetta its top towcar for 2012

The VW Jetta impressed the judges with its abilities as a great tow car.

The Caravan Club has named Volkswagen’s Jetta Sport 2.0TDI DSG as its Towcar of the Year 2012.
Grabbing the top honour in its price Class the rapid VW ws then voted the overall winner of the 29th Caravan Club Towcar of the Year Competition.
The award is judged by a panel of 11 judges who applauded its suave design, its practicality as a caravanning family car and its great performance when towing in a variety of situations.
The event was held, as in previous years, at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, with the competition attracting 30 entrants.
Class wins in the Competition also went to the Škoda Superb Estate Elegance 2.0 DSG; the Volkswagen Touareg Escape 3.0 V6 TDI and the Volvo V60 D5 AWD Volvo Ocean Race.
From these Class winners the sleek, stylish and very capable Volkswagen Jetta Sport emerged as the overall victor.
The results of the Competition were announced at The Caravan Club Towcar of the Year Awards ceremony at the Royal Automobile Club in London on 21st September.
Special guest, former F1 driver Johnny Herbert, attended the testing regime at Millbrook and then presented the prized Class awards to representatives from the winning manufacturers at the Awards ceremony.
Johnny Herbert said: “It was a real eye-opener being at Millbrook seeing all the cars being put through their paces, they really are put to the towing test.”