• Message from the CAGI president

    CAGI president Atty. Robby Consunji at the ceremony.

    CAGI president Atty. Robby Consunji at the ceremony.

    Dear Car Buyer:
    The Car Awards Group Inc. (CAGI) conducts the Car of the Year (COTY) Awards every year to recognize the best new motor vehicles launched and available for sale in the Philippines during the preceding one-year period. The COTY seeks to enable the Filipino consumer to make informed choices based on the independent judgment of the CAGI jurors.

    The COTY is composed of the following:
    * Car of the Year-Philippines (COTY-PH);

    * Truck of the Year-Philippines (TOTY-PH);

    * Category awards based on vehicle type; and

    * Special awards at the discretion of the CAGI jurors.

    The COTY is not simply a show of hands or popularity contest. On the contrary, it is the only award in the country based on instrumented tests to gather evidence of real-world acceleration, braking, and handling performance. The CAGI jurors examine and drive the vehicles to grade the aesthetics, ergonomics, comfort and driving dynamics. No other organization employs such stringent testing methods to determine its COTY winners.

    The quantitative and qualitative scores are tallied to determine which vehicle merits the highest overall scores in relation to the vehicles in its category. After number-crunching by the accounting and audit firm of KPMG R.G. Manabat & Co., this data-driven, unbiased program ensures an accurate representation of an outstanding vehicle on category and overall basis.

    We trust that the COTY Awards will guide you in purchasing your next motor vehicle.

    Sincerely yours,
    Atty. Robby Consunji
    Car Awards Group Inc.


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