Nigel Donnelly

See other News articles filed in ‘Tow cars’ written by Nigel Donnelly
   
UK CARAVANNERS ENJOYED something of a love affair with the previous generation Nissan X-Trail. Good value, no-nonsense and tough, it had plenty to commend it.

The current version has many of the same characteristics but somehow, has not quite scaled the same heights of popularity with the towcar buying public. It's looks a great package on paper, but the only way to test a tug is to hit the road, with a van in tow.

UK CARAVANNERS ENJOYED something of a love affair with the previous generation Nissan X-Trail. Good value, no-nonsense and tough, it had plenty to commend it.

 

The current version has many of the same characteristics but somehow, has not quite scaled the same heights of popularity with the towcar buying public. It's looks a great package on paper, but the only way to test a tug is to hit the road, with a van in tow.

 

Our towcar triallist, David Motton puts the latest model to the test to see if it should still make your shopping list.

Share with friends

Follow us on

Most recent caravan reviews

The Practical Caravan Weinsberg CaraOne 400 LK review 1 - Knaus offshoot Weinsberg offers a lot at an affordable level and with a palatable MTPLM of 1100kg (© Phil Russell/Practical Caravan)
Practical Caravan's Swift Conqueror 560 review - 1 - Bang on trend, the four-berth Swift Conqueror 560 has a central washroom and rear island bed (© Bob McDowell/Practical Caravan)
The Practical Caravan Swift Conqueror 580 review 1 - With its 1650kg MTPLM, you'll need a good-sized tow car to pull the new-for-2016 Swift Conqueror 580 (© Practical Caravan)

Xplore 586

£15,894

The Practical Caravan Xplore 586 review – 1 - The family-friendly, single-axle Xplore 586 has a 1350kg MTPLM and rides on an Al-Ko chassis (© Phil Russell/Practical Caravan)
The Practical Caravan Knaus StarClass 560 review – 1 - With its door on the nearside and bearing the British flag, there's no doubt at which market the Knaus StarClass 560 is aimed (© Andy Jenkinson/Practical Caravan)

R-pod RP-176

£17,999

Practical Caravan's 2016 R-pod RP-176 review - 1 - Can the features that make the R-pod RP-176 caravan a winner in the USA attract British families?
 (© Practical Caravan/Andy Jenkinson)