New Ford Mondeo Wins Top Award

Published Date: 19th Oct 2007

The Ford Mondeo has been voted the Caravan Club Towcar of the Year 2008. Ford came out top in two out of five classes, which are judged in price bands.

The Ford Mondeo Zetec hatchback performed best in the £16,000-£20,000 class while the Ford Mondeo Titanuim X Estate won the £25,000-£32,000 class.   The Ford Mondeo Titanium X Estate then went on to be awarded the overall Towcar of the Year 2008 title. 

The competition was held at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire and it attracted a total of 36 entries representing 20 different brands.    

The judges considered the Ford Mondeo Zetec to be a giant leap forward in both quality and style: ‘Fitted with the free-revving 2.0litre diesel engine and 6-speed manual gearbox, the Zetec was quick off the line and remained stable even at 80mph on the test track.   The engine and gearbox make for relaxed towing’. 

In commenting on the Ford Mondeo Titanium X Estate judges noted that although the outgoing model was a good towcar, the Estate version with a 2.5litre petrol engine was considered excellent:’ Handling is so good that you know exactly what the outfit is doing.   Well-weighted steering helps you position the outfit precisely, the brakes are excellent and the 6-speed gearbox, as usual in a Ford, is a delight.   Add to that a well appointed interior, comfort and an ability to swallow a huge amount of luggage and you have a winning tow car’. 

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