Toyota confirms its Matrix compact hatchback has been sent out to pasture in the U.S. The model, which debuted in ’03 as the Corolla Matrix, saw declining sales in recent years and is ended with the ’13 model year, Toyota U.S. spokeswoman Toni Honsowetz tells WardsAuto. Toyota had been toying with eliminating the model, with former Toyota Div. head Bob Carter telling WardsAuto last year that the Matrix’s future was shaky given the slowdown in U.S. ...

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