Skoda Octavia wins Tow Car of the Year 2013 Award
Earlier last month, Skoda Auto were honored with the fact that it was their recently launched new Ć koda Octavia which was declared a winner and recipient of âTow Car of the Year 2013â award. The vehicle was voted a champion from a total of 46 others, and has made its presence felt on 16th March 2013, picking up this prestigious award in just three months of launch.
Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI 150 Elegance took the award in the up to 1,424 kg weight category. Weighing 1,330 kgs kerb weight, Ć koda proved its mettle in outstanding towing facilities besides its excellent driving capabilities and all this at a reasonable price. It also proved a fact that tow cars need not necessarily be either heavy or fuel guzzlers and neither should they be highly priced. Each car was put through a series of tests which included lane changing maneuver, 30-60 mph acceleration, 30-0 mph braking and hill start tests.
The Dacia Duster also received a Best Budget 4×4 award at the function held at The Sculpture Gallery in Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire. This Duster dCi 110 Ambiance 4×4 costs ÂŁ13,495 and is ideally suited for adventure and camping. TheTow Car Awards was a joint venture between Practical Caravan, What Car? along with The Camping and Caravanning Club. Both the Ć koda Octavia and Dacia Duster were launched in 2013 and have already impressed judges and jury alike, making them winners in their categories.
David Motton, Tow Car Editor, Practical Caravan, commented: âWith three out of five weight classes awarded to new models this year, the strength in depth has never been greater. That makes the Ć KODA Octaviaâs win all the more remarkable. The Octavia has been given the nod over brilliant cars like the BMW 330d Touring and Jaguar XF Sportbrake.â
âOwning a car that treads lightly on the scales neednât be a barrier to enjoying your caravanning,â added Motton. âThe Ć KODA tows brilliantly, is extremely practical, good to drive and costs less than youâd think. Most importantly, it proves that a great tow car doesnât need to be heavy, thirsty or expensive.â
Alasdair Stewart, Brand Director for Ć KODA UK, said, “The all-new Octavia is an exceptionally practical family car, so for it to win its first award for towing ? a practical family activity ? is very appropriate. We hope it will be the first of many honours.”