Toyota completes Yaris production in America

Toyota completes Yaris production in America

June 24, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Both options, sedan and hatchback, the Japanese manufacturer removed from production.

Toyota Yaris has been part of American production since 2006, but this month it will come to an end. According to leaked information sent by the company to all Toyota dealers and top managers in the south-east of the country, it was decided to stop production of the Yaris sedan and hatchback.

“The Yaris sedan and the Yaris hatchback will not be available as 2021 models. 2020 will be the last year for Yaris. June 2020 will be the final month for the production of the Yaris Sedan and Yaris Hatchback for the United States, ”said Christina N. Henley, Toyota Western Communications Manager for North America.

The current Yaris is actually a Mazda2, which is not for sale in the United States. It is important to note that the American version of Yaris is not the same as the new European version, which not only works on another platform, but will soon receive a high-performance modification of GR Yaris.

Earlier this year, Toyota USA asked Twitter followers if they wanted to see a new car in the United States. The answer was an overwhelming yes. With this in mind, offering two different generations of Yaris does not make sense, especially since the current “American” Yaris has been sold here since 2014.

Since then, sales of Yaris in America have fallen: 21,916 units were sold last year. For comparison, in 2019, dealers sold 304,850 Toyota Corolla units. At the same time, both Yaris body styles were very affordable at a price of $ 15,650 for a sedan and $ 17,750 for a hatchback. Meanwhile, the Corolla sedan and hatchback cost between $ 19,600 and $ 20,290.

Therefore, American buyers are just waiting for the arrival of the “charged” version of the Yaris GR hatchback, which, in all likelihood, will be much more attractive.