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Toyota, Lexus win big at 2014-2015 AutoFocus People's Choice Awards

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Text: Vince Pornelos / Photos: AutoIndustriya.com Team | posted November 07, 2014 11:12

 

Last night, Sunshine Television, the company behind TV shows such as Motoring Today and AutoFocus, conducted the awards night of the 2014-15 AutoFocus People's Choice Awards in the Prism building at the SM Mall of Asia complex.

This edition of the AFPCA is different in that it now segregates between standard mass-market vehicles and luxury vehicles. The awards were presented by STV CEO and Motoring Today/AutoFocus Host Mr. Ray Butch Gamboa.

The Toyota Vios continued its dominant form by securing its third successive title as the AFPCA's Automobile of the Year in the standard category. On the other hand the Lexus IS 350 was able to win in the title as the inaugural Luxury Automobile of the Year.

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Toyota also saw themselves going up the stage to receive numerous awards in the different car classes and categories with the Vios (Subcompact), the Corolla Altis (Compact), the Camry (Midsize), 86 (Sportscar), Innova (MPV), Hilux (Pick-up), Hiace (Van), Alphard (Luxury Van) and the Fortuner (Midsize SUV).

Lexus likewise secured plenty of awards with the IS 350 (Luxury Compact), ES 350 (Luxury Midsize), LS 460 L (Luxury Large Sedan), RX 350 (Luxury Compact SUV) and the LX 570 (Luxury Large SUV).

Ford likewise won in two categories with the Ford EcoSport (Compact SUV) and the Ford Explorer (Large SUV). The Mini Cooper won in its category (Luxury Subcompact) along with the Porsche 911 (Luxury Sportscar), the BMW X5 (Luxury Midsize SUV), the Subaru XV (Open) and the BMW X1 (Luxury Open).

In the AFPCA Media's Choice category, the notable winners include Mazda with the Mazda6 and Mazda3, the Ford Explorer, the BMW X1 and the X5.

The AFPCA is now on its 10th year and bases their awards on a nationwide public poll to determine the country’s most popular automobile brands and models. The unique selection process involved the incorporation of poll results with unit sales to yield a final overall score for each of over 140 models in the Official Entry List.

Official sales volume data for the AFPCA was furnished by Stradcom Corporation with the consent of, and upon the request by the Land Transportation Office (LTO). The data covered only “Completely built” and “New imported” units that were put in for new registration with the LTO from January-September 2014. “Used imported” and grey market vehicles were excluded.

Below are the complete results from this year's AFPCA:

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2014-2015 AUTO FOCUS PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

 

AUTOMOBILE OF THE YEAR

Winner:       Toyota Vios

 

LUXURY AUTOMOBILE OF THE YEAR

Winner:       Lexus IS350

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STANDARD SUBCOMPACT

Winner:       Toyota Vios

Runner-up: Honda City

 

LUXURY SUBCOMPACT

Winner:       MINI Cooper

Runner-up: Mercedes-Benz A-Class

 

STANDARD COMPACT SEDAN

Winner:       Toyota Corolla Altis

Runner-up:  Honda Civic

 

LUXURY COMPACT SEDAN

Winner:       Lexus IS350

Runner-up: BMW 3-Series

 

STANDARD MIDSIZE SEDAN

Winner:      Toyota Camry

Runner-up: Honda Accord

 

LUXURY MIDSIZE SEDAN

Winner:      Lexus ES350

Runner-up: BMW 5-Series

 

LUXURY LARGE SEDAN

Winner:      Lexus LS460 L

Runner-up: Mercedes-Benz S-Class

 

SPORTS CAR

Winner:      Toyota 86

Runner-up: Ford Mustang

 

LUXURY SPORTS CAR

Winner:       Porsche 911

Runner-up: Mercedes-Benz SLK Class

 

MPV

Winner:      Toyota Innova

Runner-up: Toyota Avanza

 

PICKUP

Winner:      Toyota Hilux

Runner-up: Ford Ranger

 

STANDARD VAN

Winner:      Toyota Hiace

Runner-up: Nissan Urvan

 

LUXURY VAN

Winner:      Toyota Alphard

Runner-up: Honda Odyssey

 

STANDARD COMPACT SUV

Winner:      Ford Ecosport

Runner-up: Subaru Forester

 

LUXURY COMPACT SUV

Winner:      Lexus RX350

Runner-up: BMW X3

 

STANDARD MIDSIZE SUV

Winner:       Toyota Fortuner

Runner-up: Mitsubishi Montero Sport

 

LUXURY MIDSIZE SUV

Winner:      BMW X5

Runner-up: Volkswagen Touareg

 

STANDARD LARGE SUV

Winner:       Ford Explorer

Runner-up: Toyota Prado

 

LUXURY LARGE SUV

Winner:       Lexus LX570

Runner-up: Toyota Land Cruiser 200

 

STANDARD OPEN

Winner:       Subaru XV

Runner-up: Kia Soul

 

LUXURY OPEN

Winner:      BMW X1

Runner-up: Audi Q3

 

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2014-2015 AUTO FOCUS MEDIA's CHOICE WINNERS

 

BEST SAFETY FEATURES

1. Luxury Subcompact:    Volvo V40

2. MPV:                          Volkswagen Touran

3. Luxury Van:                Honda Odyssey

4. Luxury Compact SUV:  Volvo XC60

5. Large SUV:                 Ford Explorer

6. Luxury Open:             BMW X1

 

BEST VALUE FOR MONEY

1. Midsize Sedan:          Mazda6

2. Luxury Large Sedan:  Lexus LS460L

3. Large SUV:                Ford Explorer

4. Luxury Large SUV:     Toyota Land Cruiser 200

5. Luxury Open:            BMW X1

 

BEST ENGINE PERFORMANCE

1. Compact:                   Mazda3

2. Sports Car:                Ford Mustang

3. Luxury Van:               Honda Odyssey

4. Luxury Midsize SUV:   BMW X5

5. Open:                        Subaru XV

 

BEST DESIGN

1. Compact:                   Mazda3

2. Van:                          Hyundai Grand Starex

3. Pickup:                       Ford Ranger

4. Luxury Midsize SUV:    BMW X5

5. Luxury Open:             BMW X1