Toyota India has finally discontinued its global best-selling sedan Yaris in India after years of very low demand.
- Toyota India has officially discontinued Yaris in India
- It is majorly due to low demand: brand only manages to sold 20,000 units in 4 years
- It was offered in 1.5 Litre dual VVT-I petrol engine
Toyota Kirloskar India has finally discontinued its C-Compact Sedan Yaris in India. The Sedan competed against Honda Amaze, Hyundai Verna, Skoda Rapid, and Volkswagen Vento since its debut back in 2018. Toyota Yaris is the bestselling sedan in the global markets but failed to attain an Indian audience. While on its three and half years in India it only manages to sell 20,000 units over the period. Although at the time of launch manufacturer hopes to sell over 5,000 units in a month after the discontinuation of the Toyota Corolla. Apart from that Yaris doesn’t even finish the month in any of the top positions against its rivals Hyundai Verna and Honda Amaze.
Toyota has discontinued its Etios oil burner model and live hatch after the commencement of BS6 norms back in April 2020. Currently, Toyota has only four models in its lineup for India two are from Suzuki’s rebadged version of Baleno and Vitara Brezza named Glanza and Urban cruiser. While other two models are from the brand itself which are very popular in India Fortuner and Innova Crysta. The former model is likely to get the update in its top-end spec Legender which was launched at the start of the year with some visual updates and a powerful engine. Although, the top model doesn’t include a 4×4 configuration with it which was very disappointing.
But now after almost nine months of launch SUV will finally get a 4×4 configuration and gets a price hike across all variants. Although talking about the discontinuation Toyota says it will “continue to seamlessly cater to all year customers need through our best service network and dealership support accords country, along with spare parts availability for more than 10 years on this model”. The Toyota Yaris was offered an in sole 1.5 Litre VVT-I petrol engine before its discontinuation. Apart from that brand is likely to introduce a new sedan as a rebadged version of Suzuki Ciaz (Belta) in India in the coming few months through Suzuki Toyota partnerships.