Fresh from its Philippine debut at the LausGroup Centre recently, the all new Haima V70 was named Best MPV of 2016 by the Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI), the country’s automotive award giving body. Finding the best people and cargo carriers, the Best MPV category was awarded to the Haima V70 1.5L+6AT Deluxe for its outstanding features, particularly on aspects of luxury and comfort. Designed by top Italian automotive designer Luciano D. Ambrocio, it boasts of comfortable space, elegant interior, and advanced technology, security and safety features.

Among its most significant assets are its keyless entry and push button start, 8 inch LCD monitor with touch screen interface, foldable premium leather seats and 4 captain chairs, as well as its power tilt sliding moonroof. It is also equipped with i-Drive Multifunction Control which is ergonomically located on the center panel of the vehicle. Furthermore, the new V70 has an electronic parking brake for easy use when engaging the park brake.

For superior handling, the V70 is also equipped with MacPherson Front Suspension and E-shaped Multilink Independent Rear Suspension for excellent riding comfort and stability on the road. Another advantage of the V70 is its 23 functional and convenient compartments and storage space. It is furnished with cup holder, globe box compartment, center console and side pockets, as well as spacious trunk perfect for long trips and family getaways. The all new Haima V70 MPV starts at P1,099,000 for the most basic variant.

The new Haima V70 MPV was classified best in class in the leading MPV category in specifications and dimensions, according to CAGI. “The Car of the year (COTY) Awards is not simply a show of hands or popularity contest. It’s the only award in the country that is based on instrumented tests to gather evidence of real world acceleration, braking, and handling performance. No other organization employs such stringent testing methods to determine their COTY winners. After the number crunching by KPMG R.G. Manabat and Company, this data-driven, unbiased program ensures an accurate representation of an outstanding vehicle on category and overall basis. We trust that the COTY Awards will guide you in purchasing your next motor vehicle,” said CAGI president Robby Consunji. Established in 2004, the CAGI is the longest running organization of motoring journalists in the country today.