Toyota Wigo 2018 Philippines Review: Price, Specs, Interior, Exterior

Toyota Wigo 2018 Philippines Review: Price, Specs, Interior, Exterior

Jul 12, 2018

Read full our comprehensive review by Philcarnews.com for the Toyota Wigo 2018 Philippines regarding the latest price, specs, interior, exterior and more.

1. Toyota Wigo 2018 Philippines Review: Introduction

Mentioning reasonably-priced vehicles, A-segment hatchback is always one of the best choices for Pinoy motorists with the price tag normally under P1.0 million. Some bear in mind that you get what you pay for, yet is it true on all occasions? Follow this Toyota Wigo 2018 Philippines review by ABC.com to find the answer.

Known as one of the best A-segment hatch in the Philippines, the all-new Toyota Wigo has been loved with its new handsome look, new equipment and especially, new performance thanks to last year’s update.

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The Toyota Wigo is known as one of the best A-segment hatch in the Philippines

Toyota Wigo TVC

Now, let’s get started.

2. Toyota Wigo 2018 Exterior

Fixing your gaze at the Toyota Wigo exterior and you will immediately spot a much more lively look with a new front profile. There, the headlamps are now longer and wider, showing a bug-eyed look but still stylish. Not resembling the last Wigo’s grille, the 2018 model’s unit becomes bigger and almost takes up the whole front bumper. Besides, the trim bar pieces are also slimmer so that the engine can inhale much larger amount of air. As to the fog lamps – one of the car’s highlights, they aren’t in triangular shape anymore but in eyelashes shape. With all these things, the Wigo’s façade has been made over to be more modern and playful when compared to its predecessors.

toyota wigo 2018 philippines exterior

Fixing your gaze at the Toyota Wigo exterior and you will immediately spot a much more lively look

Speaking of the rear design, it’s sportier than ever. In detail, the taillights are a bit bigger and certainly, take up some space of the tailgate. More than that, the light design receives a little edgy, creating a clearer sportiness. The rear bumper comes with two reflectors located on its two sides. Lastly, the old flat wing is presently replaced by a new wavy-designed spoiler.

2018 toyota wigo exterior

The taillights are a bit bigger and certainly, take up some space of the tailgate

All in all, the Japanese brand has done well with the 2018 Toyota Wigo exterior in turning it into a sport car. Look! Every single edge is clearly more delicate and all the replacements are decent.

3. Toyota Wigo 2018 Interior

If the usual inner look is black or gray, the 2018 Toyota Wigo interior is very colorful. Well, some orange strings are scattered on the seats, some on the touchscreen and the rest are put on the doors. Though car moulds are totally made of plastic, we do not see any sign of stability lacking at all.

2018 toyota wigo interior

Some orange strings are scattered on the seats, some on the touchscreen and the rest are put on the doors

It will be a shortcoming if we miss the infotainment system in the 2018 Wigo. One of the most noticeable change is the additional navigation module which is absent from the previous model. On top of that, the driver can control the audio while controlling the car without any risks owing to new audio panel mounted on the steering wheel. In truth, not all hatchbacks are pampered with this feature. In addition, the way you enjoy the in-car music is likewise bettered thanks to two additional speakers at the back. So, who can resist this kind of fun during long trip in the Wigo? Sadly, the center armrest doesn’t seem part of the inside.

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The driver can control the audio while controlling the car without any risks owing to new audio panel mounted on the steering wheel

With reference to space, the Toyota Wigo interior is worth consideration for your 4-member family although in fact, it can sit 5 people without worrying about leg- and headroom. Nevertheless, the trunk space is not very airy. It’s just enough to haul some stuff even with seats folded.

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The trunk space is not very airy

4. Toyota Wigo 2018 Philippines: Engine & Performance

Under the hood remains the 1.0L 3-cylinder engine from the last model, but the performance is more admirable with a slight increase in power. Specifically, the mill is capable of dishing out 66 PS and 89 Nm of torque, which is 1 PS and 4 Nm more than the previous gen. Transmission choices are a 4-speed automatic and a 5-speed manual.

toyota wigo 2018 engine

Under the hood remains the 1.0L 3-cylinder engine from the last model

Looking at the outer, many drivers will not expect much in this short-wheelbase hatch, let alone its tiny set of wheels. But once taking it for a ride, it’ll tell you a markedly different story.

On city roads, it performs nicely and softly, albeit some heaving. As for performance on rough roads, without doubt, never put it on your wishlist. Anyway, it’s still a hatch, so don’t expect more, yet this doesn’t mean you can look down on it. Because of the increase in torque, its performance is still more outstanding than other hatches. The 4-speed automatic gearbox is not new though, the gas mileage is surprising. In normal traffic, the car uses up 10.7 km/L of fuel.

toyota wigo 2018 philippines on the road

On city roads, it performs nicely and softly, albeit some heaving

In the shape of a small hatch, parking is absolutely not a problem with the Wigo. Moreover, the car also gives you a feel of stability while on the move, even in an emergency. Without carrying much stuff, the Wigo’s brake works well although the pedal does not operate very smoothly.

5. Toyota Wigo 2018 Specs

Toyota Wigo 2018 Philippines Specs
 Summary
Name Toyota Wigo 1.0 E MT
Body Type Hatchback
Price P542,000
Transmission Type Manual
Engine & Performance
Engine Size 1.0 L
Displacement 998 cc
Number of Cylinders 3
Number of Valves 12
Transmission Category 5 Speed Manual
Power Train Front-Wheel Drive
Max Output 66 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Max Torque 89 Nm @ 4,400 rpm
Fuel Type Gasoline
Fuel Capacity 33 L
Dimensions
Length 3,660 mm
Width 1,600 mm
Height 1,520 mm
Wheelbase 2,450 mm
Number of Doors 5
Number of Seats 5
Features
Cruise Control No
Front Parking Sensors No
Rear Parking Sensors No
Leather Upholstery No
Push Start Button No
Wheel Size 14"
Wheels Metal Type Alloy
Airconditioning System Manual Air Conditioning
Entertainment System 1-DIN AM/FM/CD/MP3
Connectivity USB port and Aux-in
Navigation Ready No
Keyless Entry No
Roof Rack No
Sunroof No
Electric Adjustable Seats No
Power Steering Yes
Power Windows Yes
Power Outlet No
Steering Wheel Audio Control No
Safety Features
Driver's Airbag Yes
Front Passenger's Airbag Yes
Side Airbag No
Curtain Airbag No
Knee Airbag No
Electronic Brake Distribution No
ABS Yes
Immobilizer Yes
Security Alarm No
Stability Control No
Electronic Door Locks Yes
Speed Sensing Door Locks No
ISOFIX No

6. Toyota Wigo 2018 Philippines Price

Now, with all it has to offer, have the Toyota Wigo 2018 Philippines successfully persuaded you to take it home? Just from P542,000, you can get around town in a stylish, comfy, convenient and potent hatch. So wait for what? Rush to the nearest dealer to choose one for yourself.

Toyota Wigo Price Philippines 2018
 Model Price
Toyota Wigo 1.0 TRD AT 2018 P681,000
Toyota Wigo 1.0 G AT 2018 P616,000
Toyota Wigo 1.0 G MT 2018 P581,000
Toyota Wigo 1.0 E MT 20118 P542,000

7. Toyota Wigo 2018 Philippines Review: Pros & Cons

Toyota Wigo 2018 Philippines: Pros & Cons
Pros 
  • Ideal shape for city driving
  • Sharper and more athletic outer look
  • Airy interior space
  • Affordable price 
Cons
  • Only furnished with basic equipment
  • Not very fuel efficient
  • Manual transmission is difficult to use