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It looks like Toyota PH is releasing the redesigned Wigo soon

Industry insiders say the face-lifted model will be launched this month

The redesigned Wigo (aka Agya) looks like it has been working out at the gym for months. PHOTO FROM TOYOTA

There’s buzz in the local car industry that market leader Toyota Motor Philippines is launching a new model this month of June. Of course we had to snoop around. Unfortunately, our contact inside the company’s marketing department declined to divulge the identity of the car. “Sorry, but we can’t disclose the info just yet,” the executive told us.

So we approached a couple of officers within the Toyota dealership network, and they both mentioned the “minor-change Wigo.”

Can you spot the differences at the front and the rear? PHOTOS FROM TOYOTA

The photos you see here are those of the redesigned Toyota Agya, which is the Wigo’s name in Indonesia. The makeover is most noticeable up front, where the mini hatchback now appears sportier and more chiseled. This should make this small, affordable car more appealing to car buyers who are looking for a cheap ride in this time of limited public transportation. In the first episode of our “Mobility After the Lockdown” discussion series, Toyota Balintawak boss Cosco Oben revealed that most of the customer inquiries they were getting during this coronavirus pandemic were about the Wigo.

There is hardly any change here (at least in our eyes). PHOTOS FROM TOYOTA

So there. If this is indeed what Toyota is introducing in the coming weeks, expect a lot of frontliners to be even more convinced to purchase a Wigo. This refreshed version simply looks more dynamic and is a more fitting mode of personal transportation for our modern-day heroes.

UPDATE: Check out the changes to be found in the new Philippine-market Wigo in the table below.



Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist for 24 years. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. The rest, as they say, is rock and roll. He writes the column ‘Spoiler’.



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