Toyota Yaris Discontinued in India, to be replaced by the Ciaz based Belta Sedan

Toyota has pulled the plus on the Yaris sedan for India. The Yaris production will stop at the TKM plant from today 27th of September 2021 as per the statement received from Toyota Kirloskar Motor. The Yaris sedan was introduced in India in 2018 placed above the Etios sedan. The Yaris competed with the likes of the Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Skoda Rapid and the Volkswagen Vento.

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Toyota will soon launch the Toyota badged Suzuki Ciaz based sedan which will be mostly called the Belta and would take up the place of the Yaris in the lineup for the Japanese car maker.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Statement

“Toyota Kirloskar Motor announces the discontinuation of Yaris in India with effect from 27th Sep 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. In every sense, the Yaris is truly a top-class, versatile sedan. Ever since its India debut, the Yaris built on Toyota’s QDR philosophy, won the hearts of the customers with its stunning style & design, leading features, low maintenance cost and unmatchable drivability, thus creating a unique ownership experience. 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. Further, Toyota will continue to seamlessly cater to all Yaris customers’ needs through our dealer service outlets across the country, along with the promise of availability of Toyota genuine spare parts for minimum next 10 years on this discontinued model. One of our unwavering principles is putting the customer first. Toyota’s product strategy is based on enhanced quality, developing new innovative technologies, continuous market study to identify the key focus areas towards meeting the changing customer preferences and trends. We remain committed to delivering ever-better cars with the most advanced and sustainable technologies to the Indian customers. 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 endeavor, 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.”

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Toyota Kirloskar has given full assurance for services and spares for atleast 10 years to the current owners of the Yaris here in India. The Toyota Yaris was available only with a Petrol engine. This 1.5L motor made 107PS of power and 140Nm of torque. Transmission options included a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed CVT automatic. Innovative features on the Yaris included a roof mounted rear AC vent along with ambient light and acoustic and vibration control glass.