Vw Jetta named The Caravan Club Towcar of the Year 2012

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 23, 2011

The Volkswagen Jetta Sport 2.0TDI DSG has been named The Caravan Club Towcar of the Year 2012. It bagged top honor in its price Class and went on to be awarded the overall winner of the 29th Caravan Club Towcar of the Year Competition. Apanel of 11 reviewers applauded its charming design, its great performance when towing in various situations and its practicality as a caravanning family vehicle. Held at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, the competition attracted 30 entrants.

Class wins also went to the Volvo V60 D5 AWD Volvo Ocean Race, the Škoda Superb Estate Elegance 2.0 DSG and the Volkswagen Touareg Escape 3.0 V6 TDI. The results of the competition were announced in a ceremony on September 21 at the Royal Automobile Club in London.

Special guest Johnny Herbert, a former Formula 1 driver, attended the testing regime at Millbrook and then presented the prized Class awards to representatives of the winning companies at the ceremony. Johnny Herbert commented that being at Millbrook was a "real eye-opener," seeing all the vehicles "being put through their paces” and put to the towing test.

Do you want to add more fun to your everyday family vehicle? Volkswagen finally introduced the best ever Jetta model. The new sculptured body is very different from the old design. Volkswagen used entirely new components that make this new model totally changed from the best-selling VW Golf.

The all-new Volkswagen Jetta has independent designs like the VW Tiguan, VW CC or the VW Passat.

The ISS USA Organisation considers the former VW Jetta model among its Top Safety Picks. As the title implies, the small family car is definitely designed with safety as its number one priority. The new Jetta passed the standards in crash test. It also boasts of having advanced pedestrian and passenger safety features.

The VW Jetta now measures 1.78metres wide, 1.45 metres tall and 4.63metres long. Therefore, the new model is 8cm longer than the former European version.

Volkswagen’s design DNA has significantly improved. The latest Jetta has clearly combined the classic and crisp lines with its new sporty ends. Moreover, the new saloon now has the distinct features of a coupé’s appearance. The very distinguishable jet-black radiator grille and trapezoid-shaped headlamps add more attraction to the front. This part houses the indicator, daytime running lights and main beam with dual reflectors.

Visually, the new Jetta looks wider than it seems. This optical trick is the result of the H7 Longlife Halogens around the lower beams. Volkswagen also made use of the Super-Longlife technology for the Jetta’s daytime and parking lights.

Another amazing feature is seen around the front end. The V-shaped engine bonnet emphasises the Volkswagen Jetta’s better aerodynamics and sporty new appearance. The height adjustment on the lower beam further brightens the road particularly on the side where the driver is seated.

As a whole, Volkswagen always makes it a point to apply classical approach to every new design. Aside from the impressive lighting technology, the body colour bumper also holds the air-cooling intakes and spoilers with similar features found on most race cars.

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