Articles about Car Of The Year

We gave out art instead of trophies during the 2020 Top Gear Philippines awards
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To say that 2020 was a rough year for the local industry is kind of putting it lightly. Remember: Deadly airborne viruses bringing entire economies to a halt tend to throw a wrench into the works when it comes to selling things-
Do you agree with our choice?
Alright, so the Suzuki Jimny is our reigning Car of the Year. The Japanese carmaker's tiny off-roader beat out some pretty stiff competition, including but not limited to the all-new Toyota Supra, Kia Stinger, and all-new Mazda 3.
It edges out no less than the Mazda 3 and the BMW 3-Series
After back-to-back Japan Car of the Year (JCOTY) victories from Mazda (2015 and 2016) and Volvo (2017 and 2018) in the last four years, we now see a changing of the guard as the Toyota RAV4 wins the coveted title
Winner to be announced next year at the Geneva Motor Show
The finalists for the 2019 Car of the Year award have been selected. These seven cars have been selected by 60 jurors from across Europe, who simply name their top seven cars launched this year. Top Gear's Paul Horrell is one
The race was closer than it looks
It wasn't easy, but we finally have our 2018 Car of the Year. Believe us when we say that narrowing all of this year's new offerings down to just the top five was much easier said than done-a ton
Do you agree with our pick?
Well, that's a wrap! After another 365 days of launches, test drives, and hype-as well as a suspense-filled voting process-a winner has emerged: The Ford Ranger Raptor is Top Gear Philippines' Car of the Year.The American carmaker'
We entered 2018 with trepidation because of the higher excise taxes and the increasing fuel prices. And yet the auto industry continued to launch new models left and right. We saw pickups launched, SUVs introduced, and practical sedans released in the market.
It's been on sale in that market since last year
The Mitsubishi Xpander might be new for our market, but it's been around in Indonesia since August last year. So it's had a lot more time to make an impact over there. It also seems that it's made quite
It beat the BMW 5-Series and Toyota Camry
Each year, we report the results of the Japan Car of the Year (COTY) for good reason. Most of our cars originated from Japan, its automotive market and car culture is huge, and impressing the tech-savvy Japanese people is no small
The hype was real
Earlier this year, Honda took over the 2017 Manila International Auto Show by bringing in the Civic Type R. The company's display drew a ton of onlookers on its first day, which culminated in the unveiling of the hotly-anticipated hatchback.
The time to vote is now
What a year it's been, right? It makes us dizzy to even think about it. By our count, we've driven over enough asphalt for car shows, shoots, launches, road trips, and media drives to stretch from one end of the
A well-deserved win
If you've picked up a copy of our March 2017 issue, you've probably read that the Peugeot 3008 will be arriving in the Philippines this year. Excited? You should be. The French SUV has been making waves overseas-the latest
It was one hell of a year
By now you've probably heard that the 10th-generation Honda Civic took home our prestigious Car of the Year--but there's more to the Stig Awards than that. The event isn't just about choosing the best car-it's
What a way to end 2016
In October, the all-new Subaru Impreza was launched in Japan with a sales target of 2,500 units per month. Since then, the edgy Japanese sedan has exceeded that goal by more than fourfold--11,050 orders to be exact. What'
A big night for both carmakers
On Monday, the Car Awards Group, Inc., led by our very own off-road editor and columnist Atty. Robby Consunji, held the awarding of the annual Car of the Year Philippines (COTY) and Truck of the Year (TOTY) Philippines, with some surprise
Choose and be heard
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here.All the launch events, photo shoots, test drives and road trips--they have all been leading up to this. We'll be holding our
Which cars will win this year?
In his second term as president of the Car Awards Group, Incorporated (CAGI), Atty. Robby Consunji promised the country's automotive brands that whichever vehicle will bag the much-coveted Car of the Year (COTY) and Truck of the Year awards (TOTY)
Mazda MX-5 is Car of the Year
A popular car back in the '60s, the two-seat, open-top roadster came back to the fray in the form of the Mazda MX-5, aka the Miata. The formula was simple: a lightweight, front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports car
It looks and feels like the real thing
Tonight, we're announcing our 2015 Car of the Year at Privé Luxury Club. Our COTY is already on its fourth year, but this is the first time we're actually holding an event to award a trophy. And what a handsome
Drum roll, please...
First off, we want to clarify that these Car of the Year awards are about the trophies handed out by an organization called Car Awards Group Inc. These are totally different from Top Gear Philippines' very own Car of the Year award.
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