Volkswagen cars generally do quite well in our sister magazine Practical Caravan's towcar reviews, but we don’t think they put them through quite the same kind of exhaustive testing as the manufacturer.

Volkswagen cars generally do quite well in our sister magazine Practical Caravan's towcar reviews, but we don’t think they put them through quite the same kind of exhaustive testing as the manufacturer. 

We’re not talking about the usual battery of safety tests that all cars must be subjected to, but rather the less orthodox road testing strategies that Volkswagen deploys, presumably to mimic more realistic driving conditions.

We’ll let the video do the talking and while those of a sensitive constitution may be better off not witnessing the terrible abuse, it is worth skipping to the 1’30” mark just to see a two-tonne Volkswagen Transporter Shuttle enjoy its own Sweeney moment…

Movie

 

Share with friends

Follow us on

Most recent motorhome reviews

The Practical Motorhome Lunar Roadstar EL review – 1 - The Lunar Roadstar EL rides on the very manoeuvrable Renault Master and is powered by a 2.3-litre, Euro 6-compliant, turbodiesel engine with 128bhp (© Practical Motorhome)
The Practical Motorhome Bailey Autograph 68-2 review – 1 - This rear-lounge, 3500kg ’van is a pretty manageable 6.79m long – the wind-out awning is standard, too (© Practical Motorhome)

Tribute 680

£41,087OTR

The Practical Motorhome Tribute 680 review – 1 - The XL LWB Fiat Ducato-based Tribute 680 has a 25-litre underslung gas tank (© Practical Motorhome)
The Practical Motorhome Adria Sonic Supreme I 810 SC review – 1 - The 2017-season Adria Sonic Supreme I 810 SC is priced from £86,990 OTR, £98,739 as tested (© Practical Motorhome)
The Practical Motorhome Swift Rio 340 Black Edition review – 1 - Black cab detailing has been a hit in the Bolero and Kon-Tiki ranges, and has now come to the Rio (© Practical Motorhome)
The Practical Motorhome Globecar Campscout Revolution review – 1 - This Fiat Ducato-based panel van conversion costs from £47,590 OTR (£50,416 as tested) (© Practical Motorhome)