The SEAT Leon ST has been crowned the Overall winner at the Caravan Club Towcar of the Year awards 2015. Taking away the top prize, out of six worthy category winners, the judges prized the family wagon on it's style, practicality and value for money, delivering a sparkling driving experience - even when hitched to a caravan!
The judging panel included Caravan Club members as well as noted caravan and national motoring journalists, with the main aim being to provide Club members with sound advice for their towing needs. Held at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, the contest attracted 39 vehicle entries. All participating vehicles competed in seven price classes, with vehicles with 4-wheel drive features participating in a further two categories split by kerbweight, under and over 1800kg.
Each vehicle was evaluated using the same set of criteria, including acceleration, brakes including parking brake, reversing, driver ergonomics, hill start, visibility, traction and suitability of the gear box.
But it wasn't just the Leon ST's capability that impressed the panel. The comfort and practicality of the spacious interior, offering plenty of legroom and a clean and simply laid out dashboard make the Leon ST stand out as a perfect family vehicle for both the daily commute and long weekend caravan or camping breaks. The user-friendly infotainment system is a breeze to operate and with other key features coming as standard such as bluetooth, climate control and SEAT's Driver Profile, you can rest assured that everyone is kept entertained.
Even better, there are a host of options to make your Leon ST even more 'tow-friendly'. A detachable tow bar can be fitted for £701, while a useful protective flexible load liner costs only £69.
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