The search is on for the best car in the Philippine market today.
Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI) has launched the 2009 Car of the Year Awards composed of 22 categories, ranging from subcompact cars to crossover wagons to ultra-luxury sports utility vehicles.
CAGI will judge vehicles launched in the local market and sold from October 26, 2008 and November 1, 2009. Candidates for the Car of the Year awards are models whose powertrain, drivetrain or suspension was changed; vehicles with minor and cosmetic upgrades are not included in the selection process.
The Car Awards Group is moving its test venue to the busy streets of Ortigas from the sprawling Expo Filipino compound in Clark Field, Pampanga.
"We believe the public will better appreciate the outcome of the tests if we're able to test all the vehicles in actual traffic situations," said CAGI president Ira Panganiban.
Road tests will be done in the next five weekends.
The 2009 Car of the Year awardees will be announced on November 26.
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