On Monday, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) announced the discontinuation of its Yaris sedan in India. However, the company assured its Yaris customers that it will continue to cater to the needs of customers through its dealer service outlets across the country. It also promised to make the availability of genuine of spare parts of Yaris Sedan for at least 10 years.
“Toyota Kirloskar Motor announces the discontinuation of Yaris in India with effect from Sep 27, 2021. 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,” TKM said in a statement.
The statement further added that there are preparations underway to launch new Toyota models in the coming new year 2022 to serve customers.
“We thank all our customers for their support and placing their trust in the brand. 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,” the company said.
It said that they will continue to deliver Indian customers, ever-better cars with the most advanced and sustainable technologies. Currently, the company, sells products such as Innova Crysta, Glanza, Camry and Fortuner in the country.
“In addition, over the last two decades, we have been harnessing our manufacturing capabilities to bring in world-class products to Indian consumers. As a part of this endeavour, we will continue to leverage our leadership and vast expertise in cleaner technologies to refresh our product portfolio to meet the evolving customer choices and enable a greener mobility,” it added.
The company had launched the Yaris in May 2018 at a price range of Rs 8.75 lakh and Rs 14.07 lakh (ex-showroom), competing with the likes of Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.
However, it didn't have a robust response in the market, clocking cumulative sales of around 19,800 units.
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