Old against new: 2019 vs. 2020 Toyota Wigo
The 2020 Toyota Wigo has just been launched some time ago in June. Naturally, we want to see how it measures against its predecessor. Far from an all-new version, the 2020 Wigo is just a mild refresh of Toyota’s hatch city car, and as is often the case with these minor updates, the biggest tweaks can be found on the car’s exterior.
But does the 2020 Toyota Wigo have more to offer than just aesthetic tweaks? We find out in this comparison of the 2019 vs. 2020 Wigo hatchback.
The 2020 Toyota Wigo’s sportiness has been massively enhanced upfront, beginning with more pronounced foglight recesses that now link to the lower grille via blacked-out horizontal trimmings. Headlamps are now projector-type and taillights are now LED. The rear combination lamps also receive some retooling, with more chrome and white embellishments. The top-of-the-line TRD S trim receives adds TRD sideskirts, a two-tone rear spoiler, custom lighting units, and TRD badging.
The 2019 Toyota Wigo was a huge improvement from its dour and bare exterior when it was first brought here locally. One look and you can see the difference: the front fascia was more fun and upbeat, with small, chrome accents that break the monotony of the hood.
Aside from the redesigned seats and tweaked instrument panel, very little change can be seen in the new Wigo’s cabin surfaces. But some tech improvements are on hand, as both G variants come with an iPod dock that links to four speakers. Navigation display and steering wheel controls are also onboard for added convenience. The top trims get rearview camera, push start ignition, powered side mirrors, touchscreen display, digital A/C, and keyless entry. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, as well as Voice Command Feature and a class-leading Digital Video Recorder, are available only in the TRD S trim. Meanwhile, all variants now come with a Power Door Lock feature.
Powertrain for both the old and new Wigo is unchanged. Toyota’s latest Wigo city car is powered by the same 1.0-liter 3-cylinder DOHC engine with VVT-I found in the outgoing model. It’s good for up to 65hp and 89Nm, with top variants getting paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission, and the lower ones receiving a 5-speed manual gearbox. The suspension system uses independent MacPherson struts out front and a torsion beam at the rear.
While the entire Wigo range covers all the safety basics including airbags, ABS, seat belt warning, back sonar, and child lock protection, the upper variants starting with the G enjoy added precautions such as wireless doorlock, and anti-theft system with alarm and immobilizer. All of these are available in both the new and old Wigo. The new Wigo gets a leg up on its predecessor though, with the addition of a rearview camera for the upper trims. The TRD S also gets a dashboard cam for better traveling peace of mind.
Both the old and new Toyota Wigo came in four different trims The old Wigo had six colors to choose from: Red, Black, Orange Metallic, White, Gray Metallic, and Silver Mica Metallic. Pricing for the old Wigo were as follows:
- 2019 Toyota Wigo 1.0 TRD AT - PHP681,000
- 2019 Toyota Wigo 1.0 G AT - PHP616,000
- 2019 Toyota Wigo 1.0 G MT - PHP581,000
- 2019 Toyota Wigo 1.0 E MT - PHP542,000
Like the old Wigo, six colors are also on offer for the new Wigo, including Orange Metallic, Silver Metallic, Gray Metallic, White, Black, and finally, Yellow SE, a TRD S trim exclusive. Meanwhile, here’s the price list for the Wigo’s latest iterations:
- 2020 Toyota Wigo 1.0 TRD S AT – PHP700,000
- 2020 Toyota Wigo 1.0 G AT - PHP658,000
- 2020 Toyota Wigo 1.0 G MT – PHP623,000
- 2020 Toyota Wigo 1.0 E MT - PHP562,000
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