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CAGI kicks off 2017 testing season for Car and Truck of the Year

It’s that time of the year again. In order to better help and guide potential buyers on their next vehicle purchase, the Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI) has jump-started this year’s testing season. The event was held during the recent Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) at World Trade Center in Pasay City.

The Car Awards Group, Inc. is comprised of members from
various outlets in print, broadcasting, and digital media.

Not only are they launching the usual Car of the Year – Philippines (COTY- P) and Truck of the Year – Philippines (TOTY – P) categories, the organization is also proud to introduce Motorcycle of the Year – Philippines (MOTY- P) which are handled by the authorities in motorcycle media.

“By welcoming new blood into our fold, the organization is expanding its reach, and tapping into the expertise of the motorcycle media to adapt our successful model,” said CAGI president Ronald de los Reyes during a speech.

The Test Fest will begin in September and October in which over 100 motor vehicles will be individually and carefully tested. Awarding will be held in November and CAGI will announce the 2017 winners based on the collated results.

“We expect more than 100 motor vehicles consisting of cars, pickups, and motorcycles to be tested this season,” de los Reyes shared.

The Honda Civic RS Turbo and the Isuzu D-Max
are last year’s winners of COTY – P and TOTY – P, respectively.

Since 2004, CAGI prides itself of holding annual test fests, where all vehicle entries go through a strict process of classification and sorting, before they are subjected to qualitative (consumer) and quantitative (performance) testing. Qualitative testing uses predetermined consumer metrics like the ride, fit, and feel, while quantitative testing uses GPS-based hardware to measure handling, braking and acceleration. Each year, winners for each category are announced, and from that winning pool emerges the year’s COTY-P, TOTY-P and this time, the MOTY-P.


Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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