Car Awards Group Inc—the proponent of Car-of-the-Year Philippines—has announced that Arca South in Taguig City will be the official testing venue for the 2017 Car-of-the-Year (COTY) and Motorcycle-of-the-Year (MOTY) Philippines.

Arca South, Ayala Land’s business and lifestyle district in Taguig, is just approximately 7 kilometers from the Makati Central Business District, 5 kilometers from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and Bonifacio Global City. Access to Arca South should become even easier as development progresses. The 74-hectare enclave is strategically located along the East Service Road of the South Luzon Expressway formerly FTI-Complex.

It will be a make-shift course for the group’s stringent testing process which involves quantitative (technical) and qualitative procedures wherein the latter uses predetermined consumer metrics like ergonomics, ride, fit and feel of the vehicle. The qualitative method, in particular, applies simulated day-to-day driving which is fit for the two kilometer paved lay-out meted out by Arca South to the group.


Stephen Comia, Arca South Project Head, said, “Smooth travel on the road is key to urbanites. Arca South aims to provide a city in sync for urban dwellers as it will be connected to the planned government infrastructure projects: Skyway-C5/C6 Connector Road Project and the South Intermodal Transport System (ITS); offering a pleasant and convenient commute to and within the mixed-use estate.”

Meanwhile, the group is the only organization in the country that remains devoted to annually conduct instrumented tests that determines the best vehicles in the market. For this year, CAGI opens its doors to the world of two-wheelers in the inauguration of the Motorcycle-of-the-Year.

Aside from the usual testing done for four-wheels since 2004, CAGI will double their efforts to allot a place for the two-wheeler segment. Thus, this rising district south of the metro will be the first venue that will see motorcycles pitted in the group’s said rigorous proven program.

CAGI president Ronald de los Reyes said, “We will witness history in the making as Arca South will be the first venue where we will conduct tests on motorcycles.”

“With the much needed cooperation from the developer, we hope to see our search for the best vehicles in both two and four wheels a success,” adds de los Reyes.

To further facilitate accuracy on score sheets, world-renowned auditing firm KPMG RG Manabat & Co will take care of the tallying of scores for each vehicle. While online car platform Carmudi continues to support CAGI for the third consecutive year.

The COTY and MOTY Test Fest is schedule on September 23.