Ford's latest generation Mondeo has won a Caravan Club Towcar Award for the second year in a row.

The Mondeo Titanium X Estate triumphed against tough competition in the £25,000 to £32,000 category at the Caravan Club's ceremony, the UK's longest running towing vehicle competition.

Caravan Club Chairman, Grenville Chamberlain, said: "The returning champion, Ford Mondeo, had a lot to live up to, but it triumphed again. The estate model's huge load space makes it a very practical caravanning car. The five-cylinder turbo petrol engine has tremendous pulling power, the gearbox ratios (six-speed manual) are just right and both brakes and steering inspire confidence. The icing on the cake is great build quality."

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Roelant de Waard, chairman and managing director of Ford of Britain, commented: "We are delighted the Ford Mondeo's outstanding practicality, versatility and quality have once again been acknowledged and rewarded by the Caravan Club. This is a hugely prestigious award which pitched us against some tough competition. The independent judges' decision confirmed what the growing number of Ford Mondeo owners already know about this exceptional family car."

The Caravan Club is the largest touring organisation of its kind in Europe and claims over half the UK caravanning population as members. The Towcar of the Year Awards were launched 26 years ago.