The SKODA Octavia Pulls in Victory at the Tow Car of the Year Awards

Octavia has taken victory in the ‘Up to 1,400kg’ category at the Tow Car of the
Year Awards, making this the third year in a row an Octavia has won a Tow Car
award, following overall victory in 2013. The Octavia which won was the 2.0TDI
150PS SE Business model.

Competition for the Tow Car Awards was rigorous. Judges included editorial
staff from Practical Caravan and What Car? magazines and technical
experts from The Camping and Caravanning Club. Each car went through a series
of towing tests, including acceleration, braking, hill starts and an emergency
lane-change test.

Cars aren’t just rated for their towing ability; the What Car? team score each model for
regular driving, safety, running costs and value for money. The Camping and
Caravanning Club’s technical team check practical details such as boot space,
how easily extension mirrors can be fitted, and whether the spare wheel
provision is suitable for towing. The aim is to find cars which are great to
tow with, but also good value and easy to live with every day.

Speaking on behalf of the panel, David Motton, Tow Car Editor, Practical Caravan, said “The ŠKODA
holds on to its crown as our favourite tow car weighing less than 1,400kg, and
does so in some style. As you'd expect of a former overall winner, it tows
beautifully. It’s also immensely roomy, with more than enough space for tall
adults to travel comfortably in the back.”

Alasdair Stewart, ŠKODA UK Brand Director, commented: “The
Octavia is an exceptionally practical family car with broad appeal. This latest
award shows it continues to offer an ideal combination of credentials for

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