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The 2012 awards saw 16 manufacturers enter 30 vehicles into the awards - all of which were tested rigorously by the Caravan Club. The results of the 2012 Competition were announced at The Caravan Club Towcar of the Year Awards ceremony at the Royal Automobile Club in London on 21st September.
Outfit: Kia Ceed & Adria Altea 542 DK Location: West Lothian Joined: 20/8/2008
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Also seemd a bit strange to be doing tests for 2012 when 2011 is not even over!
------------- If you Don't ask, you Don't get..............
Easter - Alton Towers
May - Aveniemore
Summer - South West London (theme parks all Around)
September - Not Sure
October - Blackpool (Yet more Theme parks and attractions
Life is a Roller coaster and we will be on loads this year...
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Hey Skoda Bob
Your old hat Skodas arn't new enough !
Manufacturers were invited to submit for testing any cars that were new launches in the period 1 August 2010 to 30 September 2011, or existing models that had been substantially modified (eg new engine, different transmission etc). The Caravan Club also invites the previous year's overall winner to submit its car for re-testing - in this instance, the koda Superb Estate Elegance.
Complete rubbish, trying to promote and push people into small under weight, under powered roller-skates. Tow cars of the year will always be heavy weight 4x4's as they can tow 99% of all caravans safely. Yes they are bad for the environment but caravans are getting heavy and with 2.4 children as an average the average family will have a 4 birth.
Strange that they also didn't review the Kia Sorento? I would have thought this would have been an ideal model due to its price and towing weight! Also no mention of the Honda CRV!
Personally I thought their "winners" weren't the best as they were very limited on the towing weights, i.e limiting on your van choice. How can a car with a 85% towing limit of 1225kg's win ! Our Vectra is much the same as this and when we were looking for our first 4 berth van we were extremely limited in what models we could go for!
We are thinking of changing to an SUV next year from our Vectra as would really like a bigger four berth in a few years or maybe even a 6 berth....shame the Sorento wasn't reviewed as we are quite tempted by this due to its 7 year warranty!