AFPCA 2017

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.

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