Toyota's North America CEO, Jim Lentz, is looking to chop unpopular nameplates from the U.S. lineup as bosses in Japan order him to restore sagging profitability to record levels.

Facing the knife now is any model falling out of favor as customers swarm to crossovers, SUVs and trucks.

In a word: cars.

That spells an uncertain future for such vehicles as the subcompact Yaris, Toyota 86, Lexus RC coupes and even the Prius C hybrid, the five-door Prius' smaller sibling.

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Toyota Readies The Axe - Which Model Would You Not Like To See On The Chopping Block?

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