When you hear someone say "Wigo", you know what it looks like, right? Especially in the Philippines, this Toyota microcar is a very popular model fit for small families and individuals. A Best Micro Car Award was given to the Toyota Wigo by the Car Awards Group in the Philippines for its remarkable features and performance in 2014-2015. Since then, the Japanese automaker Toyota has claimed its success in this project and continued to boost more marketing campaigns, including bringing actors John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo to be model ambassadors.
Prestigious recognition and the presence of popular actor ambassadors seem very inviting and reassuring since this microcar model from Toyota has been a bestselling car for the past years. Hence, the Wigo has received numerous approvals for its revised exterior appearance in its 2022 version. The facelift Toyota has given the Wigo 2022 made it look like an aggressive but cute car. A combination of cute little curves on the side together with an aggressive-looking face makes the Toyota Wigo 2022 version a hit among its competitors in the same class. However, a smart buyer looks beyond aesthetics.
What engine and transmission model does Toyota give you with the Wigo?
The Toyota Wigo comes in a 1.0 Liter Gasoline Engine, In-line 3 Cylinder 12 Valve engine, with three cylinders and four valves per cylinder. The new Toyota Wigo gearbox is a 4-speed automatic transmission car. In terms of performance, the Wigo has a 998 cc engine displacement in a gasoline engine model. The power is at 65 horsepower and torque of 89 Nm.
How well-performing is Toyota Wigo?
The Toyota Wigo’s performance is a little under the desirable performance for an entry-level car. It is not the best in its class, nor the worst. Its running capability is just enough for daily city rides and is not the best for climbs and complicated road structures. Also, since it is a compact car, you can hear the engine noise while driving. However, this isn’t the case in all microcars that are available in the market.
In conclusion, the Toyota Wigo is an affordable microcar that offers some desirable features Toyota can offer. Although Toyota has made some cost-cutting on materials and features, you can still get your money’s worth with this car. After all, you can’t expect every nice thing on an affordable microcar. It is just a balance of affordability and functionality.