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WINNERS: Car of the Year 2013

Here is the rolling list of winners updated as they are announced

WHEELED WINNERS. 17 out of 81 vehicles tested by CAGI will win awards. Which brands will emerge victorious? Image from the Car of the Year Philippines Facebook page

MANILA, Philippines – On March 4 at 7pm, Car Awards Group Inc (CAGI) held their annual Car of the Year (COTY) awards at the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) in Pasay City. It was hosted by David Celdran.

COTY 2013 took place on the eve of the first day of the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) at the World Trade Center. MIAS runs until April 7, Sunday.

READ: 10 reasons to visit the Manila Intl Auto Show

This is COTY’s 9th year.

A total of 81 cars and trucks were tested by members of CAGI headed by Ferman Lao. According to the CAGI website, the vehicles underwent 9 days of qualitative tests at Eton Centris, Quezon City and 4 days of technical tests at Clark International Speedway in Pampanga. 

The 2012 Car of the Year was the Hyundai Elantra.

Here is the list of winners:

Special awards:

  • CLARK INTL SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS AWARD: Hyundai Automotive Resources Inc
  • SPEEDLAB TUNERS CHOICE AWARD: Toyota 86
  • BOSCH TECHNICAL ADVANCEMENT AWARD: Foton Thunder
  • AAP ROAD SAFETY AWARD: Ford Focus with active city stop
  • ETON CENTRIS URBAN WARRIOR AWARD: Subaru XV
  • STANDARD INSURANCE AWARD: Chevrolet Trailblazer
  • CALTEX WITH TECHRON GREEN AWARD: Toyota Prius C
  • RCBC SAVINGS AND AUTO LOANS BEST VALUE FOR MONEY AWARD: Kia Rio 1.2 LX

Category awards:

  • BEST BASIC SUBCOMPACT CAR: Mitsubishi Mirage GLS MT 
  • BEST SUBCOMPACT CAR: Hyundai Accent CRDi VGT Hatchback 
  • BEST COMPACT CAR: Ford Focus Titanium Sedan 
  • BEST MIDSIZE CAR: Toyota Camry 2.5V 
  • BEST PREMIUM MIDSIZE CAR: Volvo S60
  • BEST REAR-WHEEL-DRIVE SPORTSCAR: Hyundai Genesis 2.0T 6MT with Brembo package 
  • BEST FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE SPORSCAR: Mini Coupe Cooper S
  • BEST COMPACT CROSSOVER 2WD: Mazda Cx5
  • BEST COMPACT CROSSOVER AWD: Honda CR-V 2.4 EX 
  • BEST MIDSIZE CROSSOVER: Hyundai Santa Fe R2.2 GLS 6AT 2WD 
  • BEST PREMIUM CROSSOVER: Range Rover Evoque SD4 5-Door 
  • BEST LARGE CROSSOVER: Ford Explorer Ecoboost
  • BEST SUV: Mitsubishi Montero Sport 3.0 V6 GLS 
  • BEST PREMIUM SUV: Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 
  • BEST COMPACT VAN AND SUV: Toyota Avanza 1.3E MT
  • BEST VAN AND MPV: Peugeot 5008 
  • BEST LUXURY VAN AND MPV: Honda Odyssey 3.5L V6 
  • BEST PICKUP 4X2: Ford Ranger 2.2 MT
  • BEST PICKUP 4X4: Mazda BT50 3.2L 4×4 AT
  • TRUCK OF THE YEAR: Mazda BT50 3.2L 4×4 AT
  • CAR OF THE YEAR: Mitsubishi Mirage 1.2 GLS MT

– Rappler.com