& Your Horse magazine join forces to award the Volkswagen Touareg best tow car of the year. This Impressive new SUV fights off challenges from Land Rover and Ssangyong to take the top honours. and Your Horse magazine have chosen the new Volkswagen Touareg as the Best Tow Car in the Parkers New Car Awards 2019.

The impressive new SUV was praised for its generous towing capacity and towing assist systems, as well as being good to drive and having a high quality and spacious interior.

The new Touareg takes the honours in the first Parkers Best Tow Car award against some impressive opposition.

As a road car, it’s luxurious beyond its price, while its interior and Innovision cockpit system are easy to use.

The Touareg boasts some clever kit to help you tow

The Touareg wins out because it offers an impressive amount of tech for the money, including some very clever towing-assist systems.

With its 3.5-tonne towing capacity, it’s the perfect family car for those who need to pull hefty loads with ease.

Parkers editor Keith Adams said: “The Touareg could quite easily have won three awards this year, such is its all-round excellence.

What makes it such a good tow car isn’t just its 3.5-tonne capacity, but the effectiveness of its towing-assist systems, and how easy they are to use. It’s the perfect case of well thought-out technology being put to great use.”

A great all-rounder, the Touareg is equally at home on the school run, or towing a trailer

The winning off-roader has been tested rigorously by the team, which judged the best cars on a combination of running costs, value for money, cost-per-month figures and fitness-for-purpose.

It beat the highly-recommended runners-up, the Land Rover Discovery and Ssangyong Musso, both of which have enviable reputations for towing, being able to pull 3.5 tonnes with ease.

Keith Adams, editor, added: ‘In the second year of running the New Car Awards, we’re excited to have come up with such an interesting selection of winners. We’ve applied what we know about what our users are viewing on Parkers, with the combined team’s century of editorial expertise. We’re happy to award the Volkswagen top honours alongside Your Horse magazine.’

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