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Toyota is rolling out an update to its best-selling Wigo hatchback. The A-segment passenger car is set to become one of the hottest automotive segments, due to increased demand for personal transport. Just in time, Toyota has seen fit to update and upgrade its contender in the category.

What is it?

The Wigo is Toyota’s bet in the personal-car segment. It has performed well by delivering the basics while carrying the perceived reliability and bulletproof reputation of the Toyota brand.

Engine and transmission

The Wigo carries over the 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine of the pre-facelift model. Equipped with a DOHC, VVTi cylinder head, the modest displacement ekes out 66ps and 89Nm of torque. It’s mated to a choice of five-speed manual transmission or four-speed automatic.

Styling

Toyota is turning up the aggression level of the Wigo, at least when it comes to exterior styling. The new front bumper with angular corners makes the car look sportier, just as when Toyota updated the larger and Vios.

The rear gets clear taillights with “L”-shaped red lens elements, evoking (gasp) Toyota’s luxury sister brand, Lexus. Well, it can’t hurt to borrow from your own top-of-the-line vehicles’ styling. The side view mirrors have also been restyled, and still include signal light repeater.

Interior

The Wigo will continue to have fabric seats and urethane trim for the steering wheel and shift lever. It follows a new pattern (seat pattern and door trims), a new Instrument Cluster Panel display for all grades and LCD type A/C panel (for TRD S and G grades) Wigo will continue to have fabric seats and urethane trim for the steering wheel and shift lever. It follows a new pattern (seat pattern and door trims), a new Instrument Cluster Panel display and LCD type A/C panel (for TRD S and G grades)

Convenience Features

The Wigo G and TRD will now have a push-button start system. All Wigos are equipped with electronic power steering, power windows, door locks, and side view mirrors. The TRD S and G grades will have signal light repeaters on its  retractable and power adjust side mirrors while the TRD S grade will have an upgrade of its audio unit with Apple Carplay/Android Auto plus voice command.

Safety

All Wigos come with dual SRS airbags, anti-lock brakes and back sonar while the TRD and G variants will have rear cameras

TRD S Variant

Toyota gives the Wigo the TRD treatment with a new grade. The Wigo TRD S will be available in a new Yellow SE color, exclusive to this grade. It will also come with a body kit wrapping around all sides of the hatchback and a two-tone spoiler. Interior upgrades include a Digital Video Recorder and an upgraded audio unit with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay connectivity.

Pricing

GRADE PRICE COLORS AVAILABLE
TRD S P700,000 (Yellow SE, White, Gray Metallic)
G AT P658,000 (Orange, Metallic Black, Silver Metallic, White, Gray Metallic)
G MT P623,000 (Orange, Metallic Black, Silver Metallic, White, Gray Metallic)
E MT 568,000 (Silver Metallic, White, Gray Metallic)

The New Wigo will be available at Toyota dealerships nationwide from June 16, 2020.