VW Passat Alltrack is Caravan Towcar of the year

Volkswagen is celebrating a number of class wins, and overall victory, in the annual UK’s Caravan Club Towcar of the Year Awards. The 4MOTION-equipped all-wheel drive Passat Alltrack has been named Towcar of the Year 2017 while the Passat and its smaller sibling, the 4MOTION-equipped Golf Alltrack, have taken three class wins between them.

In the respected awards, once again presented in London, the Passat Alltrack won Category 5 (the Stg.£32,000 to £35,000 category) and also scooped the honours in the hotly contested All-Wheel Drive Under 1800 kg group.  The Passat Alltrack then went on to take the biggest prize of all: Caravan Club Towcar of the Year 2017.  Meanwhile the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack triumphed in Category 4 (the Stg.£29,000 to £32,000 category).

The driving dynamics and ergonomic efficiency of both Alltrack models were thoroughly tested by the judges, who praised the Passat as being “one of the classiest mid-range cars by a mile… it simply oozes competence.”  They added: “It pulls away strongly and exhibits excellent flexibility throughout the mid-range.”

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack
The Passat Alltrack was singled out as the best of the best thanks to its combination of advanced technology and attractive affordability.  The car features permanent all-wheel drive with a Haldex coupling, which means the drive is sent to the rear wheels as soon as it is needed.

Versatility is another reason why the Passat Alltrack is Towcar of the Year 2017.  The car is available with a 150 PS 2.0-litre diesel engine with a six-speed manual gearbox or a 190 PS 2.0-litre diesel unit with a six-speed DSG automatic gearbox.  The configuration that won the Towcar of the Year award was the 150 PS option, while both engines have a braked towing capacity of 2200 kg and an unbraked capacity of 750 kg.

This is the third time in eight years that Volkswagen has taken top spot at the Towcar of the Year Awards.

All The 2017 Winners:

Category 1: Citroen C4 Cactus Rip Curl BlueHDi 100

Category 2: Peugeot 308 SW Active BlueHDi 120

Category 3:  Skoda Superb SE L Executive 2.0TDI 150PS

Category 4:  Volkswagen Golf Estate Alltrack 2.0TDI 4MOTION 150 PS

Category 5:  Volkswagen Passat Estate Alltrack 2.0TDI SCR 4MOTION 150 PS

Category 6:  Mercedes-Benz E-Class 220d AMG Line Saloon

Category 7:  BMW X5 xDrive 4.0d M Sport

All-Wheel Drive Under 1,800kg Category:

Volkswagen Passat Estate Alltrack 2.0TDI SCR 4MOTION 150 PS

All-Wheel Drive Over 1,800kg:

BMW X5 xDrive 4.0d M Sport

The Caravan Club Towcar of the Year 2017:

Volkswagen Passat Estate Alltrack 2.0TDI SCR 4MOTION 150 PS

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