Thursday, 24 September, the MG6 S scooped the ‘Under £17,500’ class winner award at the Caravan Club Towcar of the Year event.
During rigorous testing, that took place in July at the Millbrook Proving Ground, the MG6 wowed judges and was named winner of its class. Judges comments were: “This keenly-priced, front wheel drive MG surprised a few judges with its ‘more-than-capable’ towing performance around the challenging Millbrook course. It boasts a generous 100kg noseweight limit and impressive boot space. The hill start was very good for a front wheel drive car.”
For this year’s competition, which is in its 33rd year, 43 cars were split into seven price classes and two weight categories. The classes were vehicles priced: under £17,500; £17,500 – £22,000; £22,000 – £26,000; £26,000 – £30,000; £30,000 – £40,000; and over £50,000.
Manufacturers were invited to submit, for testing, any vehicle that was capable of towing a trailer over 750kg and on sale on 1 October 2015. The cars entered were pushed to their limits in a series of tests. Five expert drivers assessed each car’s towing characteristics including acceleration, braking and the ability to cope with demanding hill starts. A further two driving judges performed mid-range 30-60mph and 40-60mph acceleration tests on each vehicle. An additional two judges then evaluated each entrant’s usability in terms of everyday caravanning, for example would it carry a set of awning poles and is the caravaner required to get on the floor to connect the caravan electrics.
Matthew Cheyne, MG’s Head of Sales and Marketing, said: “We are absolutely over the moon that the MG6 has been recognised in these prestigious awards. With around 1.7 million people making up the caravanning community in the UK, we can only hope that when people go shopping for their tow car they will consider the MG6; especially now it’s award winning!
The results of the competition were announced at The Caravan Club Towcar of the Year Awards ceremony, held at the Royal Automobile Club in London.
Note: Press release courtesy of MG Motors.