Toyota PH makes way for the face-lifted 2020 Wigo on cyberspace

June 15, 2020

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) successfully launched, in digital format, the face-lifted Wigo subcompact hatchback. This notable achievement is the brand’s first attempt at adapting to the so-called “new normal” ways of holding major car launch events, in response to the national quarantine rules to flatten the COVID-19 curve.

According to TMP, the new Wigo debuted at a time when the motoring community face limitations in public transportation and increasing safety concerns. It addresses mobility needs during these challenging times, providing the best option for budget-conscious first-time car buyers and those looking for an extra car.

Style-wise, the 2020 Wigo didn’t depart too much from the 2017 refreshed model it replaces. In front, it still has the sharp-looking fascia, with minor redesign on the bumper and fog light housing to ramp up the aggressive look. The grille also lost the brushed chrome accent, which makes the front end look more streamlined. While nothing has changed in profile, the back end saw changes in the form of a more angular bumper and restyled tail lights.

The minimal redesign carries on inwards. Among these are new-look seat patterns and an upgraded head unit. The latter now supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for Android and iOS devices, respectively. Aside from that, the 2020 Wigo now has push-start button and Steering Switch, as well as LCD touch panel type aircon in the higher trims.

And while on the subject of trim levels, the 2020 Wigo is available in a number of variants. These include the Wigo E MT, the Wigo G MT, and the Wigo G AT. There’s also a new range-topping model called the TRD S, a version of the G AT that’s kitted with Toyota Racing Development (TRD) cosmetic goodies.

At a glance, the 2020 Toyota Wigo TRD S sports exterior mods such as an even more aggressive front and rear bumper designs, more stylized side skirts, and a hatch-mounted rear spoiler.

Toyota didn’t touch anything under the hood. This means the 2020 Wigo retains its trusty 1.0L 3-cylunder motor that churns out 65 hp and 89 Nm of torque. Of course, the available choice between a 4-speed auto or 5-speed manual gearboxes are still intact.

The refreshed 2020 Toyota Wigo is stickered at P568,000 (E MT), P623,000 (G MT), and P658,000 (G AT). On the other hand, the TRD S comes off the dealership with a suggested retail price of P700,000. Available colors include Black, Grey Metallic, Orange Metallic, Silver Metallic, and White. Meanwhile, the launch color called Yellow SE is only available for the TRD S variant.

Interested buyers can avail the 2020 Toyota Wigo starting June 17. Visit the Toyota Motor Philippines Virtual Showroom for more details.

About the Author

Randolph de Leon
Randy is a person with disability (PWD), a partially-blinded person with only his left eye functioning. Since childhood, the automobile has always been his passion, and is able to express it through photography and most recently, through writing as well. Outside the motoring beat, Randy spends time manning the media aspect of his business which he co-founded with his sister/college classmate. It's called Dragonlight Wellness and Solutions, a multi-business venture centering on improving peoples' lives through earning.