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Toyota Vios bags Automobile of the Year title at AFPC

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Text: / Photos: | posted October 29, 2012 15:17

The 2012-2013 AutoFocus People's Choice Awards

The Toyota Vios recently bagged the title of Automobile of the Year during the party for the 2012-2013 Auto Focus People’s Choice Awards.

The AFPCA, organized and conducted by Sunshine Television Production and Marketing Services Corp. (STV), is a nationwide public poll to determine the country’s most popular automobile brands and models. The voting for the 8th annual edition AFPCA ran from July 1-September 30, 2012 and also included vehicle sales in the selection process.

Vios

“The purpose of combining on-line votes with unit sales in the AFPCA selection process was to be more in line with the actual preferences of car buyers and owners, and what would readily be apparent to most people out on the road. It can often be difficult to attest to a particular model’s wide popularity when you hardly come across that model in the course of your daily drive or commute. Likewise we had to give credence to the fact that buying a particular car is the ultimate reflection of choice.” commented Ray Butch Gamboa, STV Chairman/CEO.

In the AFPCA tally, unit sales carried a 60% weight factor, while votes turned in during the 3-month on-line poll on Facebook were subject to a 40% weighted score.

The 2012-2013 Auto Focus People’s Choice Awards concluded with Toyota grabbing a lion’s share of 8 Model of the Year awards to go along with the prized Automobile of the Year title. BMW Philippines also had a share of the limelight with 4 Model of the Year wins in the luxury category.

SUBCOMPACT:

Toyota Vios             

LUXURY SUBCOMPACT:

BMW 1-Series

COMPACT SEDAN

Toyota Corolla Altis

LUXURY COMPACT SEDAN:

BMW 3-Series

MIDSIZE SEDAN:

Toyota Camry

LUXURY MIDSIZE SEDAN:

BMW 5-Series

LARGE SEDAN:

Chrysler 300C         

LUXURY LARGE SEDAN:

Audi A8L

SPORTS CAR:

Hyundai Genesis Coupe

LUXURY SPORTS CAR:

Chevrolet Camaro

AUV:

Toyota Innova

PICKUP:

Toyota Hilux

MINIVAN:

Suzuki APV

LUXURY MINIVAN:

Toyota Alphard

FULL SIZE VAN:

Toyota Hiace

COMPACT SUV:

Hyundai Tucson

LUXURY COMPACT SUV:

Lexus RX350

MIDSIZE SUV:

Mitsubishi Montero

SportLUXURY MIDSIZE SUV:

Audi Q5

LARGE SUV:

Isuzu Alterra

LARGE SUV:

Toyota Land Cruiser 200

OPEN:

Subaru XV

LUXURY OPEN:                

BMW M5

AUTOMOBILE OF THE YEAR:

Toyota Vios