Toyota to Discontinue 3 Main Models in Japan

Last month it was reported that Toyota would officially kill the Camry mid-sized sedan in Japan this year. The Japanese automaker has now announced that it would stop producing two more of its popular models in the domestic market in Japan.

According to Toyota, the production of Pixis Joy will end in June, Passo in September, and the Camry will retire in December 2023. The official statement did not reveal any details other than saying Toyota would want to thank customers who have supported the three models for a long time and that customers can ask dealers for basic information about the power and worth of these vehicles.

1024x768 811797 2016 Pixis Joy Toyota Sky Three 3

Toyota Pixis Joy was available in 4 variants and came equipped with a 660cc 3-cylinder engine in naturally aspirated and turbocharged configurations with both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive options.

Toyota Passo Moda Charm edition JDM spec 1

Toyota Passo too was available in 4 variants and came with a 1.0L 3-cylinder engine in both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive options. Whereas the Camry came equipped with a 2.5L gasoline hybrid engine with all-wheel drive.

Related: Toyota to Discontinue the Camry in Japan After 43 Years

It is understood that the decision has come on the back of poor sales of these models. In addition to Camry which was struggling with diminishing demand in the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM), the Passo and Pixis Joy were not even in the top 20 bestselling models in Japan, and were rapidly losing popularity.

toyotacamryjp 641f1abeeffe4

Source: Toyota Japan

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments