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Toyota PH introduces the all-new Wigo

The lovable hatchback is updated with modern features and styling

How do you find the new Wigo compared to its predecessor? PHOTO BY LEANDRO MANGUBAT

Not long after unveiling the Zenix (or Innova Hybrid), Toyota Motor Philippines today launched another heavy-hitter in the all-new Wigo.

The hatchback has been around since 2014, and it’s well-loved for good reason. It’s affordable, fuel-efficient, and compact, yet surprisingly spacious inside. So, what does the next-generation model bring to the table?

It looks wagon-shaped thanks to the black trim by the rear glass. PHOTOS BY LEANDRO MANGUBAT

At the front, you’ll find a large grille flanked by a split-type LED consisting of the headlights and the DRLs. At 3,760mm long, 1,665mm wide, and 1,515mm high, it’s only slightly bigger than its predecessor, but the wider fenders would make you believe otherwise. The new Wigo, which rolls on 14-inch wheels, has a wheelbase of 2,525mm and a ground clearance of 160mm.

The new engine is punchy for its size. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

Built on the Daihatsu New Global Architecture, the all-new Wigo is powered by the 1KR-VE naturally aspirated three-cylinder gasoline engine producing 66hp and 89Nm. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a five-speed manual transmission for the J variant, or a CVT for the E and G variants.

The new Wigo is still spacious like the old one. PHOTOS BY LEANDRO MANGUBAT AND SAM SURLA

Inside the G and the E is a brand-new eight-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. The top-of-the-line G variant also has a push-start button, a dashcam, parking sensors, and a rear camera—not that parking this thing is difficult. All variants share the same safety features such as two airbags, an antilock brake system, vehicle stability control, and hill-start assist control.

The economy hatchback is now updated with modern tech. PHOTOS BY LEANDRO MANGUBAT AND SAM SURLA

The all-new Toyota Wigo is available in three variants:

  • J MT – P609,000
  • E CVT – P684,000
  • G CVT – P729,000

The available colors are: White 2, Gray Metallic, and Silver Metallic 4 for the J variant; Gray Metallic, Silver Metallic 4, and Yellow SE for the E variant; and Gray Metallic, Silver Metallic 4, Yellow SE, Red Mica Metallic 2, and Orange Metallic 3 for the G variant.

Don't you think the new Wigo looks good from these angles? PHOTOS BY LEANDRO MANGUBAT AND SAM SURLA

If this got you excited about the all-new Wigo, you can now reserve a unit at your nearest Toyota dealer.

Leandro Mangubat

Leandro is our staff writer. Although having a background in mechanical engineering, he enjoys photography and writing more.