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Photos, specs and prices of new PH-market Toyota Wigo

See if you like the changes made inside and out

The improved Wigo is visibly sportier from the front. PHOTO BY VISOR

Just two days after we had reported that Toyota Motor Philippines might introduce the new Wigo mini hatchback this month, the company sent us the invite to the car’s digital launch set for June 15. Today, we had the privilege of photographing an actual Philippine-market unit.

As with the outgoing Wigo model, the incoming one will have three variants: TRD S, G and E. This unit you see here is the G variant, which is the only one available with either a manual or an automatic transmission.

The headlamps, the radiator grille and the bumper are new. PHOTOS BY VISOR

Outside, the following elements are new: headlamps, front bumper, radiator grille, fog lamp bezel, front spoiler, side skirts, side decals, alloy wheels, taillights, rear skirt, rear badge and rear spoiler.

The side skirts, the alloy wheels and the taillights are new. PHOTOS BY VISOR

Inside, the center cluster, the meter gauges, the seat pattern and the interior trim have been redesigned. The air-conditioning controls are now push-button type with an LCD panel (TRD S and G), and the audio system now has voice command, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the TRD S variant (the E variant’s head unit, meanwhile, is now 2-DIN).

Other features that are making their debut on the local Wigo are rear parking sensors (TRD S, G and E), rear parking camera (TRD S and G), digital video recorder (TRD S), retractable outside rearview mirror (TRD S and G), and push-start button (TRD S and G).

Can you spot all the new things found in the updated Wigo? PHOTOS BY VISOR

And now, we’ve come to the most important part: the price list. As expected, TMP is positioning the Wigo very competitively to seduce first-time car buyers (especially those who are currently having a difficult time commuting with our inadequate public-transport situation).

  • TRD S – P700,000
  • G AT – P658,000
  • G MT – P623,000
  • E MT – P568,000

The G variant is now more expensive by P27,000, while the prices of the TRD S and the base E are up by P4,000 and P11,000, respectively. So, what do you think?

NOTE: The new Wigo will still be powered by a 1.0-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine.

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist since July 1995. 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. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.