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The awarding ceremony for the Auto Focus People's Choice Awards or AFPCA
2017 was recently held at the Valle Verde Country Club's Grand Ballroom.
The event was attended by top executives and officials of the local auto
industry and select members of the motoring media.
The AFPCA, organized and undertaken by STV since 2005, is an annual public
poll that aims to determine the country's most popular automobile brands
and models. The AFPCA scoring methodology yields Model of the Year awardees
in 12 Standard and 10 Premium/Luxury classifications and the Automobile of
the Year in separate Standard and Premium/Luxury categories from over 180
models in the 2017 AFPCA Official Entry List.
For the third year, the Toyota Fortunerwon 2017 Automobile of the Year in
Standard Category. The rare and unique 3-peat feat, only the second such
achievement in the 13-year run of the AFPCA, lifted the Fortuner into the
AFPCA Hall of Fame for 3-time Automobile of the Year titlists. Meanwhile,
in the Premium/Luxury category, the Lexus RX350 won with an accounted score
of 1,569.9 points. It also emerged as the 2017-2018 Midsize SUV/Crossover
of the Year.