Every year, the Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI)—the proponent of Car of the Year-Philippines (COTY-P) and Truck of the Year-Philippines (TOTY-P)—is tasked to evaluate different cars in the market on its quest to award the Car of the Year-Philippines.
Question is: How CAGI testing is done? According to CAGI, all cars are measured through qualitative and quantitative tests. The qualitative is done through overall look (design, fit and finish, ergonomics, comfort, and access) and usage (driving dynamics, response, and functionality). While the quantitative is measured via performance on safe closed track, where CAGI technical team uses Racelogic VBox data.
Last Saturday, CAGI held its first day of testing together with its presentor Carmudi.com.ph and auditing partner KPMG RG. Manabat & Co. During the first day, participating car brands are Chevrolet, Kia, Mazda, Mini, Subaru and Volkswagen.
The Chevrolet Spark and the Trax were in for a field day while the Koreans, the all-new Kia Rio GL and the Picanto GT Line were able to keep up with the arduous tasks at hand. Japanese contemporaries the Mazda 2 and the MX-5 RF, meantime, showcased their SkyActiv technology as Subaru was able to reveal why the Impreza 2.0i-S was a favorite back in their mother land. Volkswagen put on display their impeccable German engineering with the Jetta and Golf GTS while Mini proved what their petite One 3-Door was made of.
Here is the video of Day 1 testing courtesy of Carmudi Philippines:
Day 2 of Test Fest is scheduled on September 30 at Arca South in Taguig.