The ŠKODA Yeti SE Plus has scooped two class wins at this year’s prestigious Caravan Club Towcar of the Year Awards.
The brand’s acclaimed 4×4 model took top honours in both the Vehicle Excise tax bands G, H & I and the All Wheels Drive under 1800 kg categories.
The judges, made up of experienced motoring journalists and seasoned caravanning experts, were impressed with the Yeti’s towing capability, applauding its “load capacity, high-speed stability, cornering prowess, handling and ride”.
ŠKODA UK Brand Director, Alasdair Stewart, comments: “The Yeti is an astonishingly versatile vehicle, so it is no surprise that it continues to win awards across the board.
“The caravanning community has always been extremely supportive of ŠKODA – the Superb Estate is already a double-winner at the Towcar of the Year Awards – so it’s fantastic that the Yeti’s exceptional offering for these customers has been recognised this year.”
The 2013 competition attracted 23 entrants from a number of manufacturers, with the entrants put through their paces at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire.
Special guest, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, attended the testing regime at Millbrook and then presented the Class awards to representatives from the winning manufacturers at an awards ceremony in London on 26th September.
In a bid to make the awards more relevant for members and more attuned to environmental motoring issues, the categorisation of entrants was decided by Vehicle Excise Duty tax bands rather than by price-class for the first time in the competition’s 30-year history.
During track tests, the judges assessed each car’s towing ability more rigorously than ever before, with an acceleration test and a reversing test added to the usual evaluation. The tests included a mid-range 30-60mph acceleration assessment, high-speed towing circuits, emergency braking, ride and handling evaluations and hill-stop and restart tests.
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