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SEAT Leon Estate crowned Tow Car of the Year 2022

The SEAT Leon Estate has been named Tow Car of the Year at the Caravan and Motorhome Club Tow Car of the Year Awards 2022.

Winning for a second year in a row in the 1100-1200kg caravan weight class, Leon Estate proved it was not only best-in-class for towing, but worthy of earning the prestigious title of overall winner.

To determine the winners, each entrant was put through its paces in a variety of driving environments at Millbrook Proving Ground while hitched to a caravan ballasted to 85 per cent of the car’s kerb weight.

The independent panel of expert judges evaluated a total of 32 entrants at the 39th Caravan and Motorhome Club Tow Car of the Year competition.

“The Seat Leon is a great all-round family estate. The judges loved the spritely, 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine, which worked well with the 7-speed DSG-auto gearbox. On the faster sections of the route, it remained calm and composed, while on hilly, twistier roads it felt agile, the engine coping really well with the inclines. “There’s plenty of room on offer and the cabin is comfortable. The decent-sized boot impressed the caravanability judges, accommodating all our touring equipment.”

Caravan and Motorhome Club tow car jury

Priced from £29,005 OTR, the SEAT Leon Estate FR 1.5 TSI 150PS DSG-auto perfectly blends performance, efficiency and refinement, delivering 44.1-48.7mpg (WLTP), and comes equipped as standard with a host of the latest technology and equipment.

It’s capable of towing up to 1700kg (max braked trailer weight) and can be specified with a retractable towing hook for £710 RRP.

The accolade for towing joins two more awards for SEAT with the Leon and the Ateca at the What Car? Tow Car Awards 2021. Each model was respectively announced as the winner in the sub-1400kg and the 1550-1699kg weight categories.

17 September 2021

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