Toyota Yaris discontinued from India product portfolio. Here's why

Toyota states existing customers of Yaris will continue to receive full service support from the company.
By : HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 27 Sep 2021, 12:28 PM
File photo of Toyota Yaris.
File photo of Toyota Yaris.
File photo of Toyota Yaris.
File photo of Toyota Yaris.

It was only a matter of time before Toyota Yaris was discontinued from the company's model range in India. And the time came on Monday with Toyota Kirloskar Motor officially announcing its decision to axe Yaris.

(Also read - Lexus working on Toyota Yaris Cross based small crossover: Report)

Toyota Yaris has had a short and uneventful run in the Indian car market. First launched here in 2018, the sedan failed to make a mark and paled in the fight against rivals such as Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City and Hyundai Verna. While some pointed to its pricing strategy, others highlighted that it was ordinary at best with its drive credentials. Even in terms of styling and feature list, Yaris could not grab bragging rights in an even otherwise declining C-segment sedan category.

Similar Cars

Find More Cars
Toyota Yaris (HT Auto photo)
Toyota Yaris
1496 cc | Petrol | Manual | 17.1 kmpl
₹9.16 - 14.69 Lakhs**Ex-showroom price
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz (HT Auto photo)
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
1462 cc | Petrol | Manual | 20.65 kmpl
₹8.3 - 11.72 Lakhs**Ex-showroom price
Hyundai Verna (HT Auto photo)
Hyundai Verna
1497 cc | Petrol | Manual | 17.7 kmpl
₹9.11 - 15.36 Lakhs**Ex-showroom price
Honda City-4th-generation (HT Auto photo)
Honda City-4th-generation
1497 cc | Petrol | Manual | 17.4 kmpl
₹9.3 - 10 Lakhs**Ex-showroom price
Renault Duster (HT Auto photo)
Renault Duster
1498 cc | Petrol | Manual | 14.19 kmpl
₹9.39 - 14.28 Lakhs**Ex-showroom price
Nissan Kicks (HT Auto photo)
Nissan Kicks
1498 cc | Petrol | Manual | 13.9 kmpl
₹9.5 - 14.65 Lakhs**Ex-showroom price

In the statement confirming discontinuation of Yaris, Toyota cited evolving customer needs as one of the factors for the decision. “This move is a part of Toyota’s product strategy to continue to cater to the ever-evolving needs of the customer through enhanced technologies and product offerings," it read. “We would like to continue to serve such customers with other current offerings and preparations are underway to launch new Toyota models in the coming new year 2022."

FOLLOW US:Stay Updated with latest content - Subscribe us on
FOLLOW US:Stay Updated with latest content - Subscribe us on

Toyota, however, underlined that the company would continue to support existing owners of Yaris even as it looks at driving in newer models here.

The sedan segment in the country has seen a steady decline with the C-segment possibly bearing the brunt of the growing preference for SUVs.

At present, Toyota Kirloskar Motor offers the enormously successful Fortuner and Innova Crysta models here while also offering smaller models like Urban Cruiser and Glanza which are essentially re-badged models taken from Maruti Suzuki camp. Camry and luxury MPV Vellfire also form a part of the product list.

First Published Date: 27 Sep 2021, 12:18 PM IST
Recommended For You
View All

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers on

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city
Choose city
By clicking VIEW OFFERS you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy

Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city