Toyota pulls the plug on the Mazda 2-based Toyota Yaris in the US

Eric · Jun 25, 2020 11:21 AM

Toyota has confirmed that the company will discontinue the Mazda 2-based Toyota Yaris in the US by this year.

This piece of information first made its rounds via a leaked memo from Toyota to its dealerships, confirming that production of the Yaris for the US market will stop in June 2020.

A Toyota spokesperson said, "The Yaris sedan and Yaris Hatchback will not be available for model year 2021. Model year 2020 will be the last year for Yaris in the US."

Even more saddening is the fact that Toyota has no plans to introduce a replacement for the Yaris in the US, indirectly increasing Toyota’s cost of entry to USD 19,825 for the Corolla, a USD 4,175 jump over the Yaris.

The demise of the Yaris means that the subcompact segment is left to the Honda Jazz and Nissan Almera (sold as the Honda Fit and Nissan Versa in the US, respectively). Mitsubishi also offers the made-in-Thailand Mirage for the fuel consumption-conscious crowd.