With around 40,000 of its kind on the road today, it should come as no surprise that the Toyota Wigo is indeed well-received by most Filipino automotive consumers since its 2014 debut. As regard, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) capitalized on this by updating the subcompact hatchback for the 2017 model year.
Externally, the new Wigo presents a fresh face with a redesigned grill and lower bumper air intake. The headlights have also been reshaped to look sleeker and edgier than what its predecessor had. On the side, it retains most of the outgoing model’s design. However, TMP fitted it with side-mirror integrated turn signal lights and a sportier set of alloy wheels. To complete the look, the back end also comes with a pair of new LED combination tail lights.
Inside, TMP freshened up the motif with new design patterns on the seats and door trims. Likewise, the Japanese automaker redesigned its head unit for a sleeker, more ergonomic appearance. Its backseat also has a center headrest for added comfort.
The 2017 Wigo runs with a 1.0L inline 3-cylinder gasoline engine with VVT-I technology, enabling it to produce 66 hp and 89 Nm of torque. This engine is then mated to a choice between a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. Underneath is an improved suspension system that’s been recalibrated to give s smoother, more comfortable ride.
For safety, it still has dual front airbags. But TMP expanded its safety features by giving all of its variants a seatbelt and light warning, as well as an anti-lock braking system (ABS).
TMP says that the 2017 Wigo is now available and can be had in 3 kinds; the base model 1.0 E MT (P526,000), the mid-range 1.0 G MT (P564,000), and the top-of-the-line 1.0 G AT (599,000). It’s also available in the following colors; Silver Mica Metallic, Gray Metallic, White, Black, Red, and Orange Metallic (new color option).