When travelling to an event such as V Festival, the fun always starts on the trip to the venue. Packing the car full of everything from your tent to your stash of alcohol is obviously the first thing to be done before setting off for the weekend; but after that, it’s time to get excited about what lies ahead.
Travelling as a group of two, three or even four people means your transport will have to be practical, at least to some degree, but it’s not all about the amount of space available. Most modern cars now focus on entertaining those inside the cabin with media systems and stylish interiors.
We’ve compiled a list of our top five festival cars that would be perfect for the likes of V Festival this summer.
Adding a great element of size and practicality to the fun factor of the regular Fiat 500, the 500L keeps the charm of its smaller sibling and makes it much more of an all-round car.
The 500L’s boot space and added room in the rear results in one of the most chicly designed vehicles on the market, whilst its delightful interior creates a great sense of enjoyment in the cabin. Meanwhile, the 500L’s Uconnect media centre with its 5” touch screen allows you to connect your smartphone via Bluetooth to play your favourite tunes and make phone calls safely. Music can be played through the optional high definition BEATS Audio™ to take your sound to a new level and properly get you in the festival mood.
Peugeot 308 SW
Another model adding a great deal of style to its ranks is the brand new Peugeot 308 SW. This is certainly a car for those after maximum practicality, with the new 308 SW allowing you to utilise its class-leading 660 litre boot space with ease; it’s also ideal for those looking to maximise their fuel efficiency, as the 308 SW can return up 92mpg.
New technology inside, meanwhile, includes a reversing camera, modular seating and most importantly, a fully integrated touch screen that is set in the car’s i-Cockpit to put all the media controls in the central console, putting them all in a driver-focused area.
Citroen DS3 Cabrio
From one extreme to another, the Citroen DS3 Cabrio made it in our best drop-top cars for summer, and although doesn’t seem like the obvious choice for a car to take to a festival, the DS3 Cabrio can be perfect for those travelling as a couple (maybe three at a push).
It is also ideal for those who want to embrace summer to the max before they’ve even reached the festival. With the DS3’s sliding roof rolled all the way back, you’ll have miles of headroom and the sun (hopefully) shining down into the car’s cabin.
For those after something a little different yet still very practical and efficient, the new Suzuki S-Cross is a great example of a funky and spacious car, perfect setting a new trend among the other festival vehicles. The SUV’s sensible features don’t finish there, with the S-Cross able to take items upon its roof thanks to the car’s optional silver roof rails that can hold a very hefty roof box.
Not only does the S-Cross offer plenty of room for passengers and their luggage, but also a great quality stereo, integrated Bluetooth and a DAB digital radio to enjoy on the way down.
Here’s one option that could tick a few boxes; the Jeep Wrangler is about as American as it gets when it comes to personal transport and offers many different elements such as practicality, rugged driving abilities and an open-top driving experience.
With seating for four, a decent boot and a defining look, the Wrangler is certainly one for those wanting to stick out at the festival, as well as enjoy their journey there in a unique and exciting way.