All-new Toyota Wigo is now larger and comes with a bigger engine
Yesterday, Toyota Indonesia officially revealed the all-new Agya (AKA the Wigo in PH). Not only does the A-segment hatchback get a sleeker look, but it's now underpinned by the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA).
At the time of its launch, Toyota did not reveal the official specifications nor the new features of its latest hatchback. Fortunately, the automaker eventually released new details about the 2023 Wigo, and boy were we surprised with what we found out.
For starters, the next-generation hatchback no longer gets the 1.0-liter KR-VE three-cylinder. Instead, it's now powered by the 1.2-liter WA-VE inline-three that makes 88 PS at 6000 rpm and 112 Nm of torque at 4500 rpm. If those figures look familiar, that's because it's the same engine that powers the Raize. In addition, the 4-speed automatic has been replaced with a new D-CVT that can also be found in the all-new Perodua Axia.
In terms of size, the all-new hatch measures 3760mm long, 1665mm wide, and 1505mm tall. Compared to the outgoing Wigo we still get, the new five-door hatch is longer by 100mm, wider by 65mm, and shorter by 15mm in height. Wheelbase, on the other hand, has been stretched from 2450mm to 2525mm.
To put that into perspective, the all-new Wigo is now closer in size to the second-generation Yaris hatchback which measures 3750mm long, 1695mm wide, and 1520mm tall. The Wigo also has a longer wheelbase compared to the Yaris which only has 2460mm.
Aside from giving it a new engine and a slightly bigger body, Toyota claims the Wigo also received an upgraded suspension. They increased the lateral stiffness so that the rear body is more stable while the torsion beam has been stiffened for easier car control. The electronic power steering, meanwhile, now has a smaller turning radius to increase maneuverability.
In Indonesia, the Wigo is available in two distinct variants, the G and the GR Sport. The former has a more conservative look and what appears to be 14-inch alloy wheels. Next is the more aggressive-looking GR Sport which replaces the TRD S variant we still have. It comes with larger 15-inch alloys and a distinct body kit that makes it stand out more.
With Indonesia set to get its hands on the all-new Wigo soon, we're wondering when will the new hatchback arrive in the country. Hopefully, we won't have to wait too long for its eventual debut in the Philippines.