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Caravan towcar of the future named

Ford Mondeo has again dominated the Caravan Club Towcar of the Year awards, topping two of the five price categories and coming first overall.

The Ford Mondeo Zetec hatchback was rated the best in the £16,000 to £20,000 class. And judges rated the Ford Mondeo Titanium X Estate best towcar in the £25,000 to £32,000 price range and the Towcar of the Year 2008 overall.

Now running for a quarter of a century, the Caravan Club’s competition was held at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, with 36 towcars from 20 different brands analysed.

Robert Black MBE, chairman of the Caravan Club, said: “Mondeo has been a huge success since its launch in 1993 and the latest car’s performance in this year’s Caravan Club Towcar of the Year competition shows that a good towcar has become even better.

“The Mondeo Titanium X Estate is sure to be a popular towing vehicle with our members.”

The judges said of the Ford Mondeo Titanium X Estate: “Handling is so good that you know exactly what the outfit is doing. Well-weighted steering helps you position the outfit precisely, the brakes are excellent and the six-speed gearbox, as usual in a Ford, is a delight. Add to that a well appointed interior, comfort and an ability to swallow a huge amount of luggage and you have a winning towcar.”

Roelant de Waard, chairman and managing director of Ford, said: “This is a widely respected competition that is very tough to win. We are delighted that The Caravan Club has recognised the new Ford Mondeo’s outstanding all-round abilities, enabling it to come out on top.”

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