The Toyota Matrix, officially referred to as the Toyota Corolla Matrix, is a compact hatchback manufactured by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada in Cambridge, Ontario and derived from the Toyota Corolla. Introduced in 2002 as a 2003 model, the Matrix is the result of a joint venture between Toyota and General Motors, with the GM version being the Pontiac Vibe.
Officially sold in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, the Matrix is considered to be the sporty hatchback counterpart of the North American Corolla and is counted as a variant of it in Toyota's sales figures.
First sold in February 2002, the Matrix saw a minor facelift for the 2005 model year, and was redesigned completely in 2009, following the new tenth generation Corolla.
On August 5, 2013, Toyota announced that it will end production of the Matrix for the US market after the 2013 Model Year due to declining sales. There are no plans to replace it with another vehicle, leaving this segment void for the time being. The Canadian market is unaffected at the moment; 2014 models are being assembled in Cambridge, Ontario by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada.