Several months back, Toyota unveiled the facelifted Wigo in Indonesia. We wondered when it would arrive here but the wait is now over. The updated 2020 edition of Toyota's smallest hatch has landed here, and it's packing a few changes.
When we say few, most of these are cosmetic. Unlike the Hilux and Fortuner which even saw a power boost, the Wigo's facelift is relatively minor. Whereas the subcompact hatch saw a new set of headlights and rear fascia back a couple of years ago, this year sees tweaks to the front and rear bumpers and taillight lenses.
For the 2020 model year, the Wigos front bumper has more angular corners. As a result, Toyota also altered the foglight housings from an upswept curve to an upside-down triangle. On to the taillights and it gets clear lenses, replacing the red tint seen in the soon to be outgoing version. The rest of the car's body carries over unchanged, as well as the wheels.
The TRD package is also available here in the Philippines. Dubbed the TRD S variant, it gains an extended front bumper lip, side skirts, red bumper extensions, and a more prominent tailgate spoiler.
Charges inside are few and far between. The most visible ones are the new seat patterns and the availability of electronic air-conditioning controls for higher-grade variants. The 2020 Wigo's touchscreen audio system has also been updated, which now includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In the top-spec model, a push to start button is standard.
There are no updates or upgrades made to the Wigo's engine. It's still the familiar 1.0-liter, three-cylinder mill that has been powering this hatchback for the past three years. That engine, in turn, is a slightly upgraded version of the one since 2014. Power is still rated at 66 PS and 89 Nm of torque. Transmission choices are still the same, which is either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic.
Prices for the 2020 Toyota Wigo are as follows:
2020 Toyota Wigo 1.0 E M/T: PhP 568,000
2020 Toyota Wigo 1.0 G M/T: PhP 623,000
2020 Toyota Wigo 1.0 G A/T: PhP 658,000
2020 Toyota Wigo 1.0 TRD S A/T: PhP 700,000