Is the Toyota Yaris Liftback Lifeless?

So, what is going on on with the Yaris Liftback within the U.S.? I've repeatedly been on Toyota.com to see if there are any updates for the MY2019, however it nonetheless says 2018 Yaris ...There was hypothesis that Toyota will abandon the liftback platform in favor of merely providing the Mazda-built Yaris iA sedan as its sole subcompact providing. The Liftback has been a gradual vendor for Toyota in recent times, so it would not be shocking if it did go away. Actually, Yaris Liftback gross sales are down a staggering 78.2% in comparison with 2017. Just one,842 have been offered all 12 months. I've reached out to Toyota's media contact for extra details about what is going on on the the Yaris Liftback for the U.S. market, and can report again after I hear from them.UPDATE - 12/14/18: I bought a reply again from Toyota's media contact. They stated:"We've got not up to date our press or shopper websites at the moment and hope to have extra data to share early subsequent 12 months. As quickly as I can share, I’ll be sure you attain again out." YARIS EN MEXICO You needn't go too far to get a unique taste of Yaris, nevertheless. Our neighbors to the south in Mexico get a far totally different Yaris liftaback than we do within the U.S. or Canada. That is the Mexican-market Yaris, primarily based on the XP150 platform (vs. the XP130 within the U.S./Canada). It is just like the Thai market model. It is extra fashionable wanting and its design language is extra according to a number of the different fashions offered. It is powered by a 1.5-liter engine making 107 hp and 104 lbs/ft of torque by both a CVT or 5MT. I am undecided if that is primarily based on the 1NZ-FE engine or not, however the measurement and energy outputs are just like Yaris fashions within the U.S./Canada.Talking of Canada, Toyota.ca lists the Yaris Hatchback as a 2019 mannequin, so I am undecided what is going on on there.It will likely be a shock to few if Toyota has formally axed the Yaris Liftback. And, with the pattern in the direction of CUVs, and SUVs in favor of not simply small automobiles however all automobiles, it won't be a shock if it is being retired. Extra quickly.