Friday, February 21, 2014

First-Time Car Buyer? The Toyota Wigo is the Perfect Choice (w/ Complete Specs)

Photos by Ulysses Ang
You are looking at the most important vehicle for Toyota Motor Philippines. Officially launched just a few days ago in the Queen City of the South, Cebu, the Toyota Wigo is the Japanese automaker’s first foray into the sub B-segment category and the one that’s expected to lift Toyota’s Philippine sales past 90,000 vehicles annually (they’re currently doing 70,000-plus). With the come-on of being “Easy to Own, Easy to Drive, Easy to Enjoy”, the Wigo is aimed at first-time car buyers who want a no-nonsense vehicle that can fit their increasingly mobile and sophisticated lifestyle. And the Wigo delivers.

With compact proportions measuring in at: 3,600 x 1,620 x 1,520 (L x W x H, in mm), the all-new Wigo is get this, just 200-mm shorter and 75-mm narrower than Toyota’s own Yaris sub-compact hatchback (height is the same). The Wigo’s generous dimensions are a precursor to its spacious interior that fits up to five adults in comfort. The simply-laid out cabin features silver metallic trim accents on the center dash, window switches, and even the air conditioning vents. The controls feature a sporty orange illumination and the oversized instrument cluster comes with a built-in multi-information display. CD/MP3/Aux/USB on the audio system is standard across the line, but the G model gets the added benefit of a 2-DIN touchscreen display that’s video capable and GPS ready.



Outside, the Wigo is wrapped around a sharply styled body that features an abundance of chrome. The front-end is a unique interpretation of Toyota’s current design language with its tapering upper and lower grille. The hourglass-shaped (or dare we say it, spindle grille) is connected to angular headlights with nifty carbon fiber-like garnishes. Meanwhile, arrow-shaped covers for the fog lamps create a sharp look. At the side, the Wigo comes with chrome door protection moldings on the G variant with 175/65R14 tires filling in the wheel wells (155/80R13 for the E variant). At the back, multi-reflector tail lamps and rear wiper (yes) is standard across the line. The G also gets a rear spoiler with an integrated high-mount stop lamp.

Under the hood, the Wigo is powered by a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder engine (1KR-FE) good for 65 horsepower and 85 Nm of torque. This engine can be mated to either a 5-speed manual (E and G variants) or 4-speed automatic (G variant only). The front-wheel drive Wigo also features a MacPherson Strut front suspension and a semi-independent torsion beam axle with trailing arm for stability and comfort. An electric power steering (EPS) is also standard across the line making the most sophisticated sub-B segment hatchback out there.



In terms of safety, dual SRS airbags are standard and so are pre-tensioner/force-limiter equipped seatbelts for the front occupants. The G variant also gets the added benefit of anti-lock brakes and an immobilizer system to prevent car thefts.

It look Toyota a while to get into the entry-level mini car category. But as a company, Toyota Motor Philippines believes that the time to act is now. With the introduction of the Toyota Wigo, it proves that Toyota is not content on resting on its laurels. It’s a clear signal that they’re just going to get stronger and going into newer market segments with guns blazing.


The all-new Toyota Wigo is already available for sale at Toyota dealerships nationwide. It’s available in three variants: 1.0 E M/T (P 448,000), 1.0 G M/T (P 499,000), and 1.0 G A/T (P 534,000). There are also six colors to choose from: White, Silver Metallic, Grey Metallic, Light Blue Metallic, Blue Metallic, and Black. Flexible financing options are also available for the Wigo now.

Note: all specs below are in PNG format. If you find them too small to read, just click 'Save As' and it will save a higher resolution copy of the file.


44 comments:

  1. 5-speed auto? in other sites, it is mentioned to have only a 4-speed.

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    1. 4-speed automatic. Sorry...I'm still groggy from all the partying. Haha! Corrected now.

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  2. Stick shift looks tall. Quite odd that the head unit of the G variant is better than in the 86.

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    1. Yes, the stick shift is a bit tall. The head unit is an AVT unit.

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    1. kakabili mo lang ng mirage no?

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    2. May mas susupot pa ba sa Eon? haller

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  4. SUV sana ilabas nyo.. ung kasing luwag ng revo.. un ang tamang pampamilya..

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    1. oo nga kung pwde mas maluwag mas mataas mas matipid

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    2. pang sub B-segment yung product na ni-review... tama ba naman na mag comment ng suggestion about a SUV? eto dito ka mag comment: http://www.carguide.ph/2013/07/2013-chevrolet-trailblazer-28-ltz-vs.html

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    3. Oo nga wag tanga Wigo nrereview. Lol

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  5. Please test drive soon
    based on what I've read same engine to toyota agya & daihatsu's cars(many)
    fuel consumption would be 5.5l/100km up to 4.5l/100km?
    I hope same fc from your actual test drive :l

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  6. Toyota should consider bringing in the Toyota Rush since there's been a steadily growing public interest in small affordable SUVs which Ford has begun with their Ecosport.

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    1. maganda maraming masasakay

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  7. sure na ba itong wala siyang vvt-i? gaya nang avanza or other engines na gas?
    maganda ata yung walang vvt-i in terms of fuel economy? if sohc pa to mas matipid. base on youtube 1kr-fe, sounds v6 comment of youtuber

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    1. As per:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_KR_engine

      The Toyota 1KR-FE features DOHC and VVT-i. In addition, it's an International Engine of the Year awardee in 2007, 08, 09, and 10.

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    2. may vvt-i pla :( huling pag-asa nln un actual fc sa test drive dito sa pinas ng carguide

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  8. on test drive please give the city highway combined consumption of Wigo

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  9. >>First-Time Car Buyer? The Toyota Wigo is the Perfect Choice..
    I am a first car buyer. I will take your word for it, Sir Ulysses. Haha! ;)

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  10. hi sir, i am torn as to what to buy between Toyota Wigo and Mitsubishi Mirage, which is much better? performance wise?

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    1. Wigo ! better price , more loaded, gps usb abs airbags for only 500k power steering windows locks.

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    2. Go for Mirage. Why? For the tranny, it features CVT vs traditional 4 speed AT of Wigo, which can reduce fuel consumption. If you get the TOTL variant, you get the push start button and many other features not present in the Wigo. The Wigo is just another Daihatsu-made vehicle. That's why it looks crap inside and out compared to other Toyota vehicles. And the Mirage just looks better, especially if you install accessories like bodykits, spoiler and mags. I'll assure that you'll be happy if you buy it than a Wigo.

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  11. its better to buy wigo.

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  12. Do you have any idea on when the 2014 toyota yaris be out in the philippine market & do you have any idea of its price?

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    1. Before April I hear. As for price, nothing official yet from Toyota. But from what we heard they'll be introducing both 1.3 and 1.5-liter variants.

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  13. sir how about fuel consumption sa manual g. di ba underpower

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    1. for city driving i guess hindi sya under powered pero if you're living in antipolo ibang usapan yun.

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  14. di po kaya sobrang mangalog alog ang wigo pag daan ng speeding bus sa slex kasi sobrang gaan?

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  15. i purchased this item last february 20 so proven and tested na siya. very spacious ang luob even ung leg room maluwag.. then ndi sya maalog pagdating sa highway magaling ang performance super tipid sa gas and mabilis sya swear.

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  16. i personally took a look in the inside of the car.. and it's surprisingly roooommy for its class. the dash is well organized and all pocket / compartments are properly placed. but the thing is ecerything is plastic! i can not see any sense of refinement considering the way it was assembled.. it is like everything well disintegrade easily..the good thing is the front end. it looks classy.. apparently.. when you look at the back.. it feels like you're looking into another car. the design of the tail light, bumper doors does not match the front.. it is like the designer ran out of time when the wigo is getting off the drawing board and the back end was just scribbled just to meet the deadline. it looks RUBISH!

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    1. in addition.. Toyota should know how to cover those metal panels in the inside of the car.. a little bit of an effort can make much of a difference.

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    2. Bakit hindi nlng ikaw ang gumawa mas marunong ka pa pala e

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  17. its a first generation model so I think I'll skip the Wigo and wait for next years model, I'm sure it'll have more refinements. Its an A to B car and well its a Toyota, all Toyota owners know what its like to own a Toyota.

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  18. that's absolutely in my mind..its the first gen here in the Ph so hopefully the next one will be much better especially the interior door panels aside from being so plastic it looks like both so thin and hollow..yes its a mini hatchback but you must have a confidence that's your safe on the highways..after I read all the reviews on mirage even the i10s and eon..i will certainly wait until next years wigo upgrade..bec..eon is a lot more headturner as well :) ---jade green innova owner

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    1. Eon? basura kaya eon ang liit liit pa. Seryoso ka ba? kung ttgnan mo naman ang design each new hatch wigo ang the best front to end. Lol

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    2. taga toyota kanba brad. pati ung review sa taas di mo matanggap eh.. wala ngang sensenof refinement...dimka pa ba nakakasakay sa well built na sasakyan... probbly kaya bilib na bilib ka sa toyota... tsk tsk tsk baba naman standards mo.. kaya tuloy ung mga sasakyan na di oumapasa sa ibang bansa..satin binebenta..dahil sa mga tangang kagaya mo.

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  19. Mirage pa rin tunay na sulit. Wigo sa una lang mura dahil sa price. But higit na matipid ang mirage khit mas malaki ang engine. Offers 5yr warranty just imagine using your car worry-free for 5yrs and IMO sobrang laki na savings mo sa gas within 5yrs. It shows how confident si mitsu sa globally designed car nila. Dagdag pa publicly claim ng 21kml ave FC.

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    1. this was my initial impression. however, after reading the reviews of the after sales of mitsubishi, I realized how toyota is the best car manufacturer. so even if we have a car with better FC or with 5 years warranty kung dishonest at palpak naman ang after sales, i'd rather get the more humble car with a better after sales

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  20. In anywhere you search Wigo FC is nowhere near against Mirage! So so dissapointing. Just example locally test by James Deakin city driving Wigo 11kml only but gets Mirage 14kml! Talking about Savings in the long run.. hands down Mirage

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    1. Well I don't know how James Deakin prove the Wigo, but I certainly got better mileage than he did. Won't spill the beans, but we'll have a full review soon.

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  21. i just hope those NAY sayers really owns a real car.

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  22. Approved na ng bank ang wigo namin but ang tagal ng releasing ng unit. Mad :(

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    1. Bakit kaya ganun tapos sabi ng ahente namin madami daw nakapila

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