Manila, 21 April 2017—Top picks of the Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI) in 2016 are on display at the 26th TransSportShow event being held at the SMX Convention Center from April 20 to 23 this week. Exhibited are the Honda Civic RS Turbo sedan and the Isuzu D-Max 4×2 pickup, last year’s winners of CAGI’s Car of the Year (COTY) and Truck of the Year (TOTY) titles, respectively.

CAGI president Ronald de los Reyes expressed the group’s gratitude to the event organizers and said: “This is a chance for us to display the victors from last year after a thorough screening process. It’s one way for the public to know that citations given to these vehicles aren’t just ordinary awards.”

The title winners had topped CAGI’s list of over 70 vehicles scrutinized in 2016 with the assistance of Carmudi Philippines, Ayala Land and auditing firm KPMG. CAGI itself is a non-stock / non-profit corporation, an organization of motoring journalists who’ve come together to annually test for and identify the best vehicles in the market.

For these annual COTY and TOTY competitions, the group’s methodology is uniquely two-fold: instrumented tests capture quantitative indices on vehicles’ real world acceleration, braking and handling characteristics; while CAGI’s cadre of journalist jurors get behind the wheel for qualitative evaluation of vehicle aesthetics, ergonomics, comfort and driving dynamics.

Their participation at TransSportShow 2017 is part of CAGI’s advocacy program for this year, their exhibition this month to be followed by talks hosted by various car dealerships in May and June.