The compact Volkswagen saloon won the largest price category in the competition (£20,000 – £25,000), beating off stiff competition from nine strong rivals. Last year, the Jetta was crowned overall Towcar of the Year 2014 Champion for the second year running – the only car ever to have won the overall title twice.
The Caravan Club Towcar of the Year 2014 is judged by a panel of nine experts who applauded the Jetta, saying: ‘The Jetta set a standard that couldn’t be beaten in this competition over the last two years, and it nearly made it an unprecedented hat-trick of overall victories this time round. Unsurprisingly there was the same poise and composure that, on previous occasions, wowed judges – and one of them awarded straight top marks in every category. … Another worthy class win.’
Forty-one cars were put through their paces by the judges at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, to establish their towing credentials as well as their ‘caravanability’ or practicality for towing holidays as well as everyday use.
The results of the competition were announced yesterday at a ceremony held at the Royal Automobile Club in London, and all the winners will be on display to the public at the Motorhome and Caravan Show at the NEC from 15-20 October. For more details, please visit www.motorhomeandcaravanshow.co.uk.
To find out more about Volkswagen’s multi award-winning range of vehicles, including the record-breaking Jetta, please visit your nearest Volkswagen Retailer or www.volkswagen.co.uk.