WHEN I wrote about the 4MOTION-equipped all-wheel drive Volkswagen Passat Alltrack earlier this year I
WHEN I wrote about the 4MOTION-equipped all-wheel drive Volkswagen Passat Alltrack earlier this year I said it was “something special”,
writes Nigel Wigmore.
The car’s all round “drivability” was apparent and that has been borne out by new accolades for the car.
For VW is celebrating a number of class wins, and overall victory, in the annual Caravan Club Towcar of the Year Awards.
The 4MOTION-equipped all-wheel drive Passat Alltrack has been named Towcar of the Year 2017 while the Passat and its smaller sibling, the 4MOTION-equipped Golf Alltrack, have taken three class wins between them.
The Passat Alltrack won the £32,000 to £35,000 category and also scooped the honours in the All-Wheel Drive Under 1,800kg group.
The Passat Alltrack then went on to take the biggest prize of all: Caravan Club Towcar of the Year 2017.
Meanwhile. the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack triumphed in the £29,000 to £32,000 category. Judges praised the Passat as being “one of the classiest mid-range cars by a mile - it simply oozes competence. It pulls away strongly and exhibits excellent flexibility throughout the mid-range.”
The Passat Alltrack was singled out as the best of the best thanks to its combination of advanced technology and attractive affordability.
The car features permanent all-wheel drive with a Haldex coupling, which means the drive is sent to the rear wheels as soon as it is needed.
Meanwhile, the default is front-wheel drive which contributes to fuel consumption figures of 57.6 mpg on the combined cycle, with CO2â‚‚ emissions of 130 g/km.