Toyota Wigo returns to Vietnam, priced at 360-405 million VND.

The new version of the A-segment urban car undergoes design changes, upgrades to the CVT gearbox, and added safety features.

On June 6th, Toyota introduced the 2023 Wigo, bringing back the A-segment hatchback to the Vietnamese market after a period of suspension due to the engine not meeting Euro 5 emission standards. The return of the Wigo provides customers with additional options as there are only two choices in this segment from late 2022 to early 2023, the Korean cars Hyundai i10 and Kia Morning.

Toyota Wigo mới. Ảnh: Lương Dũng

New Toyota Wigo. Photo: Luong Dung

The 2023 Wigo is still officially imported from Indonesia, belonging to the new version launched in the archipelago country in February. In the new version, fundamentally, the Wigo still maintains its familiar appearance but is more robust and modern thanks to meticulous design details. The headlights are sleeker, the taillights are neater, and the upright fog lamp housing only occupies a small part of the front bumper.

LED technology is standard for the headlights, with a feature that keeps them on for a while after the doors are locked (follow me home). The large-sized trapezoidal grille. The sides feature muscular cutting lines. The door handles have a touch-sensitive opening function like higher-segment cars.

When it comes to design among the three A-segment cars, the Wigo has a modern and mature look, the i10 is youthful and suitable for various age groups, and the Morning has the most distinctive personality in its design.

The new Wigo interior features a black color scheme, designed in a sporty style, with the gear lever placed higher than in the previous version, while the driver-oriented cockpit. The floating infotainment screen supports Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity. Fabric seats, and the rear seats can be folded flat to increase storage space. The analog instrument cluster remains the same as the previous version.

Nội thất vẫn tương tự bản cũ. Ảnh: TMV

The interior remains similar to the previous version. Photo: TMV

Toyota equips the 2023 Wigo with a 1.2-liter gasoline engine, producing 87 horsepower and a maximum torque of 108 Nm. The car is fitted with a new CVT gearbox, replacing the previous automatic transmission in the AT version, while the manual transmission option remains unchanged.

The new Wigo variant is equipped with two features that are not yet available in its segment, which are blind-spot monitoring (BSM) and rear cross-traffic alert (RCTA). Other features are similar to its competitor, the Hyundai i10, such as hill-start assist control (HAC), vehicle stability control (VSC), anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), rear parking sensors, and dual airbags.

According to the plan, the Toyota Wigo 2023 will be sold at a price of 360 million VND for the manual transmission version (an increase of 8 million) and 405 million VND for the automatic transmission version (an increase of 20 million). It will be available in four colors: red, orange, white, and silver. This price range makes the Wigo cheaper by several tens of million VND compared to competitors like the Hyundai i10, priced from 360-455 million VND, and the Kia Morning, priced from 389-454 million VND. However, during this challenging market period, different manufacturers and dealerships may offer varying levels of discounts, so the actual transaction prices may differ.

The Japanese automaker aims to sell around 450 units of the Wigo 2023 per month, accounting for approximately 23.5% of the market share. In the first four months of the year, the i10 sold 2,739 units (approximately 685 units per month), and the Morning sold 603 units (approximately 150 units per month).

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