Mazda BT-50 Wins 2012/2013 Truck of the Year

    Mazda BT-50 Wins 20122013 Truck of the Year
    • MAZDA CX-5 wins Best 2WD Compact Crossover
    • MAZDA wins Best Booth at 2013 Manila Auto Show

    Manila, Philippines April 4, 2013– The Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI) selected the Mazda BT-50 pickup truck as the 2012/2013 TRUCK OF THE YEAR. The CX-5 SUV was chosen as the 2012/2013 BEST 2WD COMPACT CROSSOVER.

    CAGI is an organization founded in 2004 by a group of the most respected motoring editors in the country, with the sole objective of spurring industry growth in the automotive sector by informing the motoring public of product excellence the Car of the Year Awards. Since then, the organization has grown to encompass over 50 members from the nation’s leading broadcast, print and online media outlets. Testing procedures have also been refined to consider the needs, wants and preferences of the car buying public as well as absolute performance characteristics of each newly introduced vehicle every year.

    “We are thrilled with the choice of the CAGI members. We know the BT-50 is deserving of the BEST TRUCK award – after all, with 200 horsepower and 470 Nm torque, it the zoom-zoom pickup with the soul of a sports car. The CX-5 continues to win the hearts and minds of every driver who gets behind the wheel of the SUV – this is the 2012/2013 Japan Car of the Year. The CAGI award cements the recognition that the CX-5 is a truly an amazing SUV with its SKYACTIV technology.” said Steven Tan, CEO of Berjaya Mazda Philippines.

    To top it all off for Mazda, on the final evening of the 2013 Manila International Auto Show, the event organizers and committee chose the Mazda booth for the BEST MIAS BOOTH AWARD.

    Under Berjaya Mazda Philippines, all Mazda vehicles- including the CAGI award-winning BT-50 and CX5, come standards with YOJIN3 Mazda Total Care – 3-year/60,000km FREE MAINTENANCE SERVICE, 3-year FREE EMERGENCY ROADSIDE ASSSISTANCE and 3-year/100,000km WARRANTY.

    Berjaya Auto Philippines Inc. (BAP) is the new exclusive importer and distributor of Mazda automotive products in the Philippines. BAP imports and distributes Mazda2 subcompact, Mazda3 compact, Mazda6 executive sedan, CX5 compact SUV, CX9 large SUV, BT50 pickup and the iconic roadster MX5 in the Philippines through 11 dealerships throughout the country.