moduloJanuary 2014 – The Car Awards Group Inc. (CAGI) recently awarded the Honda CR-Z Modulo M/T as the winner for the Sports Car category during the 2013-2014 Car of the Year Awards Night held at the Filinvest Tent, Alabang. CAGI is composed of motoring journalists from the broadcast, print and online media who annually conduct qualitative and quantitative tests on participating vehicles.

screen shot 2014-02-09 at 8.42.59 pm(MANILA)- The Philippine motoring’s most sought-after performance results were recently revealed and Kia took home two notable awards for Kia Sorento and Kia Carens.

Recently held last January 22, 2014, the 2013-2014 Car of the Year- Philippines (COTY-P) Awards Night gathered the country’s top motoring editors and journalists at the Filinvest Tent in Alabang to bestow top marks for vehicle categories. Kia Sorento LX FWD 5-seater came out on top of one of the major categories– the Best in the Midsize Crossover and Wagon category while Kia Carens LX CRDi bagged one of the coveted Special Awards– the Caltex with Techron Green Award.

screen shot 2014-01-29 at 1.14.33 pmWe've all seen the awards and we've read the news, but if you've ever wondered how the cars get tested; here's a short video that gives a glimpse on how the Car Awards Group Incorporated does it. It starts early in the morning come test day and the vehicles are processed one by one by the technical team who run the eligible vehicles thru their paces measuring acceleration times, braking distances and handling ability. While that's going on, other CAGI members test drive and rate the vehicles accordingly until each and every one of the cars and trucks for the day has been driven by all the testers. Enjoy the video!

mazda coty jam 7029The Mazda 6 and the Ford Ranger Wildtrak were recently adjudged the Car of the Year - Philippines (COTY-P) and Truck of the Year - Philippines (TOTY-P), respectively, at the 2013-2014 Car of the Year Awards Night at the Filinvest Tent in Filinvest, Alabang.

coty toty 300MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Celebrating its 10th year, the Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI), the country’s premier automotive award-giving body, formally launched the 2013-2014 season of the Car of the Year-Philippines (COTY-P) and the Truck of the Year-Philippines (TOTY-P) at the Filinvest Tent in Alabang.

Attended by the executives from the Philippine automotive industry, the 2013-2014 COTY-P and TOTY-P seeks to find the very best automobiles and trucks in the country through comprehensive testing involving qualitative and quantitative analysis of the vehicle's performance, design, value, and many other factors.

Filinvest City Alabang welcomes CAGI as it conducts its extensive car testing determine this year’s P-COTY winner,” states Rose Nuqui, Group Head for Marketing, Exhibits & Conventions of Filinvest City Alabang. She further shares, “The Filinvest Tent will provide CAGI a versatile facility that will make their launch and testing activities as seamless and efficient as possible.”

cagi filinvest signingThe selection process to determine the 2013-2014 Philippine Car of the Year begins anew with the formalization of the partnership between Car Awards Group, Incorporated, the country’s premier automotive award-giving body, and Filinvest Alabang, Incorporated, this year’s venue partner for the P-COTY Test Fest.

We are delighted to conduct the 2013-2014 P-COTY Test Fest at Filinvest City Alabang,” says Bam Olivares, CAGI Vice-President for Internal Affairs. He adds, “Because of its proximity to Metro Manila and the excellent facilities and road network available in Filinvest City Alabang, we have the perfect venue that approximates real world urban driving conditions that will aid us in testing this year’s batch of new cars.”

 
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After the long search, the 2012 - 2013 Car of the Year Philippines (COTY-P) has finally been revealed last April 4, 2013 at the 9th Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) held at the Philippine Trade and Training Center (PTTC). Following the footsteps of last year’s winner, the Hyundai Elantra - of which we see many of on the streets - this year’s champ is none other than the all-new Mitsubishi Mirage GLS MT.
Words by Christopher Kho | Photos by Mikko David
 
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After spending nine days for Qualitative Tests at ETON Centris, Quezon City and another four days for Technical Tests at the Clark International Speedway (CIS), it all comes down to this. On the eve of April 4, 2013 at the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS), there will be a newly-crowed Car of the Year Philippines (COTY-P) for 2012 - 2013. But before last year's COTY - the Hyundai Elantra - hands over its throne, the Car Awards Group Inc. (CAGI) has published this year's final nominees.
 
The list includes 80 vehicles competing in 20 Categories, plus the coveted Car of the Year Philippines title. But new for this year is a Truck of the Year Philippines (TOTY-P) award that separately recognizes the bigger cars in the bunch.
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