MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Celebrating its 11th year, the Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI), the country’s premier automotive award-giving body, is formally launching their 2014-2015 Car of the Year-Philippines (COTY-P) and Truck of the Year-Philippines (TOTY-P) testing season on September 3, 2014 at the Filinvest Tent in Alabang.
Set to attend this year’s launch are top executives from the motoring industry, as well as special guest of the organization.
“We have a challenging and exciting season ahead as the car brands have launched many cutting edge vehicles that provide good value for money in their respective segments” said Ferman Lao, President of the Car Awards Group, Inc. “Personally, I see many COTY-P potential winners. I don’t envy the testers this year. It’s going to be very difficult to pick the winner. It could be anybody’s ballgame” he added.
Established in 2004,the Car Awards Group, Inc. is an organization composed of motoring journalists from the country’s premier print, broadcast and online publications. Since its incorporation, the group has strived to find the best vehicles in the country through comprehensive testing involving quantitative and qualitative analysis of the vehicle’s performance, design, value and other relevant factors.
The 2014-2015 testing season is open to all “all-new” or “significantly updated” vehicles launched to the local market from October 2013 to October 2014. For purposes of definition, “significantly updated” refers to vehicles that have had significant mechanical or electronic changes to the powertrain, drivetrain, suspension or activity systems that affect the way they drive or operate. Testing dates are scheduled to take place in October, followed by an awarding ceremony to be held before the end of the year.
The Mazda 6 was adjudged the 2013-2014 COTY-P, while the Ford Ranger WIldtrak received the TOTY-P title.
The 2014-2015 Car of the Year Philippines is supported by Caltex with Techron, Filinvest City Alabang, the Manila International Auto Show, Worldbex Services International, SpeedLab, AAP, Brother’s Burger, Victoria Court, Team Spyder, MG Madrid & Company, Icubus Solutions and Winner Graphics.
The Car Awards Group, Inc. is supported by the following media partners: Business Mirror, BusinessWorld, Daily Tribune, Malaya Business Insight, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard Today, Manila Times, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine Star, World News, AQ, Brand Magazine, C! Magazine, Gadgets Magazine, Motorcycle Magazine, PowerWheels Magazine, Speed Magazine, TopGear Philippines, Autoindustriya.com, CarGuide.ph, Interaksyon.com, Kotse.com, ManilaSpeak.com, Motioncars.com, SprocketPH.com, Auto Focus, Auto Review, Motoring Today, Stoplight TV, FM, Inside Motoring on DZRJ 810 AM, and The Motoring Page on Mellow Touch 94.7 FM.