The Caravan and Motorhome Club Towcar of the Year 2022
Testing for the 39th Caravan and Motorhome Club Towcar of the Year Competition took place during July at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, where a wide cross section of vehicles from leading car manufacturers were put rigorously through their paces by an independent panel of driving judges over a four-day period.
Bailey of Bristol was invited by The Caravan and Motorhome Club to supply the caravans used in this prestigious event for the 23rd consecutive year. Whilst the purpose of the testing is to assess the performance of the individual tow vehicles, this competition also provides a thorough examination of the participating caravans in terms of product durability and stability.
The SEAT Leon Estate FR 1.5TSI 150PS has won this year’s overall trophy and also triumphed in the Caravan Weight 1100 – 1200kg category.
Here’s what our judges had to say about it – “Lively performance from a willing petrol engine with plenty of pulling power while remaining composed at speed.”
Overall winner, Towcar of the year 2022
SEAT Leon Estate FR 1.5TSI 150PS
- Caravan Weight under 1100kg – ŠKODA Enyaq iV 80 Lounge 82 kWh 204 PS DSG
- Caravan Weight 1100 – 1200kg – SEAT Leon Estate FR 1.5TSI 150PS
- Caravan Weight 1200kg – 1300kg – Volkswagen Golf R-Line 2.0 TDI 150PS DSG
- Caravan Weight 1300kg – 1400kg – Nissan Qashqai Tekna+ (Xtronic)
- Caravan Weight 1400kg – 1500kg – Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake R-Line 2.0 TDI 200PS DSG
- Caravan Weight 1500kg – 1700kg – Volvo XC40 Recharge pure electric AWD
- Caravan Weight Over 1700kg – Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid 8-Speed Tiptronic S
- Electric Vehicle – ŠKODA Enyaq iV 80 Lounge 82 kWh 204 PS DSG
- Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles – Volvo V60 Recharge plug-in hybrid T6 AWD
- Family Car – Ford Kuga ST-Line X Diesel mhev
- Large Family Car – Ford S-Max FHEV ST-Line
- Pick Ups – SsangYong P Musso Rhino Auto
During the evaluation period over 160 circuits of the Millbrook track featuring a lap of the high speed circular track and a demanding hill route (equating to over 850 test miles), were successfully completed by the test units without incident.
Simon Howard, Marketing Director of Bailey of Bristol, said: “We have really enjoyed playing our part in this prestigious event over the past two decades. The collective effort which goes into ensuring every entrant is tested both thoroughly and fairly during the competition make this the definitive guide for a potential new tow car purchase”.