Lizzie Pope
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What tow car is the best? You’ll find out in this week’s very special Practical Caravan TV show, where we bring you 30 minutes of top tow car talent

Welcome to our Tow Car Awards special TV show. Take a sneak peek behind the scenes with Practical Caravan, The Camping and Caravanning Club and What Car?, as we celebrate our 10th year of testing.

See the volunteers who put in the hard work to test our contenders and watch as they push cars far harder than you ever would on the road, so you can be sure you can trust our results.

Then join us at this year’s Tow Car Awards ceremony, where Practical Caravan’s Group Editor Alastair Clements and compère Henry Hope-Frost announced 2016’s winners – and our Tow Car of the Decade.

Watch on:

  • Monday 10th October at 8pm
  • Wednesday 12th October at 6pm
  • Friday 14th October at 4pm
  • Saturday 15th October at 8pm
  • Sunday 16th October at 6pm

You’ll find Practical Caravan TV on the Showcase TV channel, which is on Sky 212, Freesat 161 and Freeview 254 (you will need a smart TV for the latter). Don’t have these channels? Don’t worry! You can watch our live stream.

After the break, Alastair reveals our overall winner. A fantastic tow car that’s great value for money and exceptionally practical, it’s the Škoda Superb Hatch. So don’t miss this show as our tow car guru David Motton puts it to the test.

There’s bags of space inside the Superb, especially for those relaxing in the rear – and even if you’re well over 6ft tall! Boot space impresses, too.

Out on the road, the 150PS 2.0-litre diesel Škoda Superb Hatch was a stable and smooth companion, despite the windy test conditions. It coped very well with our tough lane-change test, too, even on a damp track.

All of this and it’s economical and very affordable indeed. Don’t miss our Škoda Superb Hatch review this week on Practical Caravan TV.

Tune in and you’ll also see a full test of another of our Tow Car Awards winners, the Jaguar XF. Our test car was powered by the 180PS diesel engine and had a 1595kg kerbweight.

Impressive mid-range pull makes this an effortlessly strong tow car. It will be an easy companion on long drives, too, thanks to the well-insulated cabin.

Assured and able on tow, the cabin might surprise you with its practicality as well as its stylish design. See it for yourself this week only on Practical Caravan TV!

Remember to tune in on Sky 212, Freesat 161 or Freeview 254. Or watch our live stream. We hope you enjoy the show.

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