As Toyota confirmed to CarsDirect, the Toyota Yaris Liftback is dead in the U.S.
Interestingly, Toyota also told CarsDirect that it plans to make some sort of announcement at the New York auto show in April. What that means for the future of the Yaris isn’t clear.
Toyota could be prepping to introduce a redesigned and much more competitive hatchback, but still no hear from Toyota.
Starting at $16,565 including destination, the Yaris hatchback was one of the least expensive models in the lineup. Now that it’s been canceled, it leaves Toyota consumers on a budget with limited options.
The Mazda-based Yaris sedan still exists and is actually a few hundred dollars less expensive, but it doesn’t offer the practicality of a hatch. Upgrading to the Corolla Hatchback, on the other hand, requires spending at least $20,920. Meanwhile, the Prius C starts at $22,460, and the C-HR starts at $21,875. – MotorTrend.com