In search for the next COTY-P, all the candidate vehicles went through a Qualitative test, based purely on “look” and “feel”, and a Technical test, analyzing acceleration, braking, and handling performance. Results of both tests are then tallied, analyzed, audited to finally come up with this year's winner.
Find out what cars we've been testing by viewing Kotse.com's full six-day COTY 2011 - 2012 Test Fest Report:
“We're excited to be awarding the Philippines' 2011 - 2012 Car of the Year at the Manila International Auto Show. It's going to be an unexpected and surprise victory for our winner as it's kept under lock and key by our auditors at MG Madrid & Co. until the unveiling on the awards night,” said CAGI President Ferman Lao.
For eight years running, CAGI has recognized the best vehicles in the market, awarding the coveted title of Car of the Year Philippines (COTY-P) to the car with the best value for money for consumers. Among the awardees of the Philippine Car of the Year are the Honda Accord (2004), Honda Civic (2005), Mazda 6 (2006), Volvo C30 (2007), Subaru Impreza STI (2008), Subaru Legacy 2.5 Liter GT (2009), and the Chevrolet Cruze (2010-2011). With a varied array of past winners, the next COTY-P is anyone’s guess.
The COTY-P awards is an annual consumer-oriented event organized by CAGI, a non-stock, non-profit organization composed of more than 50 motoring journalists from various print, broadcast, and online media outlets.
The 2011 - 2012 COTY-P awards is presented by the Manila International Auto Show and is supported by the Clark International Speedway, SpeedLab, Caltex Techron, Standard Insurance, BOSCH, Worldbex, Ortigas Home Depot, Automotive Association of the Philippines, Cartridge World, Papa J's Witches n Wings, MG Madrid & Co., All Terra Cyclery, Red Rock Travel, Life Line Ambulance Rescue, Winner Graphics, and Victoria Court with media partners Sunshine TV, Auto Extreme, Auto Review, Stoplight TV, Motoring Today, Auto Focus, 99.5RT, Jam 88.3, Wave 89.1, Kotse.com, Motioncars.com, Autoindustriya.com, Sprocket.ph, MotorCycle Magazine, Gadgets Magazine, Speed Magazine, C! Magazine, Power Wheels, Top Gear Philippines, Business World, Business Mirror, The Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Manila Standard Today, World News, The Philippine STAR, Daily Tribune, Malaya Business Insights, Manila Times, and The Manila Bulletin.