The Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI) has revealed the winners of the 2015 Car and Truck of the Year – Philippines at a formal awards ceremony held at the Fontana Hot Spring Leisure Parks & Casino in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga.
The 2015 Car of the Year - Philippines award was given to the Mazda 2 Skyactiv R 4-door, which also won the Best Subcompact Car category. According to CAGI, the Mazda2 bested all the other 65 nominees that vied for the top award.
Meanwhile, the Nissan NP300 Navara 4x2 EL Calibre earned the 2015 Truck of the Year – Philippines award, besting its competitors in the highly contested truck wars. The same variant also topped the 4x2 Pickup category.
As for the other winners in the car categories, the Suzuki Celerio GL 1.0L MT named the Basic Subcompact Car of the Year while the Kia Forte Koup 2-door Sedan received the Best Compact Car of the Year award. The Mazda 6 Sports Wagon won the Best Midsized Car category, the Volvo S60 D4 Polestar in the Best Premium Sedan segment and the Jaguar XE 2.0 as the Best Luxury Sedan.
CAGI said that this year's awards also saw a large number of crossovers and MPVs on the entry list. Top honors in the Best Subcompact Crossover SUV category went to the Nissan Juke, the Best Compact Crossover SUV to the Honda HR-V 1.8L EL CVT while the Best Crossover SUV award was given to the Mazda CX-5 AWD Sport. Furthermore, the Best Luxury Crossover SUV of the Year award was given to the Lexus NX 200t F-Sport.
On the other hand, Honda won the Compact MPV and the Luxury MPV of the Year with the Mobilio 1.5V CVT and Odyssey 2.4L EX-V Navi respectively.
Ford took home both the 4x2 and 4x4 SUV categories with the Everest Trend 2.2L 4x2 AT and Everest Titanium 3.2 4x4 AT variants.
The Volkswagen Golf GTI, Subaru WRX 2.0 MT, and Mazda MX-5 MT were the big winners in the Best Sports Hatch, Best Sports Sedan, and Best Sports Car categories.
In addition, the Ford Mustang 5.0 V8 GT Premium was named the Best Premium Sports Car while the Lexus RC-F took the Best High Performance Sports Car. Finally, the Rolls Royce Wraith and Ferrari California T was this year's Ultra-luxury Car and Sports Cars of the Year.