A year after its initial debut in Indonesia, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) brought in the Toyota Wigo on July 2013. At the time, it was set to compete against the Mitsubishi Mirage in the local city car segment. As with most city cars, the Wigo is compact and affordable.
Eventually in 2017, introduced the facelifted Wigo. The model then recieved another update in 2020. In that year, TMP also added the Wigo TRD S variant, and the TRD accessories for the said model.
2020 Toyota Wigo Walkaround | PHILIPPINES
As a whole, the Toyota Wigo for the Philippines is a very compact car. It only measures 3,660mm long, 1,600mm wide, and it has a height of 1,520mm. Of note, it also has a minimum ground clearance of 180mm. The top-spec TRD S however, is longer than the E and G variants at 3,700mm.
The Toyota Wigo TRD S front the side
Regarding exterior features, the TRD S comes with TRD exterior pieces. These provide the car a more angular-front end. All variants of the Toyota city car rides on a set of 14-inch wheels. For the entry-level E variant, it uses an alloy set. For the TRD S and G variants, it's wheels are alloys.
Available color options for the Toyota Wigo include Yellow SE, Black, White, Gray Metallic, Silver Metallic, and Orange Metallic.
The Wigo TRD S from the front
Inside, the Wigo for the Philippine market, one can find that most of its interior pieces are made out of sturdy, black-colored plastic. The city car is also equipped with a manual air-conditioner, and there's enough space for up to five adults including the driver.
A peek inside the Wigo's interior
Standard on all of the WIgo's trims are fabric seats. The rear seats also have a 60:40 split for better utilization of the trunk. The said trunk, at the most, can fit up to 422-liters of cargo.
The Toyota Wigo's door cards
Technology & Safety Features
As with most modern cars in the Philippine market, the Toyota Wigo is equipped with anti-lock braking and dual-front airbags. All variants of the said Toyota city car model also come equipped with rear parking sensors. The Wigo does get a car alarm and engine immobilizer, but this feature is only avialable on the TRD S and the G trims.
The touchscreen unit available on the Wigo TRD S
The top-spec TRD S trim also comes standard with a dashcam, which is also avialable as an option for the G and E variants.
For entertainment, the top-spec Wigo gets a touchscreen headunit capable of connecting via Bluetooth, USB, aux-jack, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The G variants also have a touchscreen, but it doesn't have smartphone mirroring software. Lastly, the entry-level E variant comes with a 2-DIN system, which also has Bluetooth, USB, and an aux-jack.
For the driver, the top-of-the-line Wigo TRD S is equipped with a push-to-start button. The said variant, as well as the G also come with power adjustable and retractable side-mirrors.
The top-spec Wigo's push-to-start button, and side mirror adjustment buttons
Platform & Chassis
The Toyota Wigo for the Philippine market is built on Daihatsu's global A-platform. It uses a MacPherson strut type front suspension, and a torsion beam type suspension for the rear. For all variants of the Toyota city car, braking is handled by front disc brakes, and rear drum brakes. The model also uses a manual, hand-operated parking brake.
Automatic variants of the Toyota-made city car have a curb weight of 880kg. The manual variants are lighter at 755 kg.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Philippine-spec Toyota Wigo uses a 1.0-liter, inline-3 DOHC gasoline engine with VVT-i. At maximum, this three-banger can produce up to 65 horsepower and 89 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission, or a five-speed manual transmission.
The engine type of the Philippine-spec Toyota Wigo is a 1.0-liter DOHC gasoline engine
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