Range Rover Sport scoops top towcar gong
The Range Rover Sport has been named Best All Wheel Drive Towcar over 1800kgs at The Caravan Club’s Towcar of the Year 2011.
The Range Rover Sport is available from £46,995 on the road and, after recent revisions, now features a new 3.0-litre diesel powerplant, a totally redesigned interior and has benefited from striking exterior design changes.
Each nominated vehicle was assessed to determine its towing ability, dynamics when hitched, acceleration, braking, and ability to cope with demanding hill starts. All testing was carried out at Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedfordshire.
Driving judge, Clive White of The Caravan Club commented: “The Range Rover Sport handled all of the tests effortlessly."
Its victory is thanks in part to the innovative new on-board technologies such as Tow Assist, which helps the driver perform accurate towing manoeuvres, and Surround Camera System and Trailer Stability assist.
The latter is a system that initiates engine torque reduction and braking interventions to bring the towing back under control when unusual, uninvited steering movements are detected.