Top 10 Worst-Selling Cars In Canada – December 2011


2012 Honda Fit red front end

While Honda was busy making sure the Civic remained Canada’s best-selling car in the latter part of 2011, the company’s Canadian division forgot about the Fit. Not only was the Civic the cheaper purchase, it was the only possible small Honda purchase. Fit inventory shrunk to nothing, sales shrunk dangerously close to nothing, and the Fit was Canada’s worst-selling car in December 2011, at least for those measuring worst seller status by year-over-year percentage decline. 

If not for the Honda Fit’s dreadful December, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class would have been Canada’s worst-selling vehicle. Sales of the B-Class slid 96% in December. If not for the B-Class and Fit, the Honda Insight would have been Canada’s worst-selling car. You’re getting the picture: if not for the Fit, B-Class, and Insight, the Porsche Cayman would have been Canada’s worst-selling car.

Indeed, if we’re measuring car sales by volume alone, the Porsche Cayman was Canada’s worst-selling car. Both the Nissan GT-R and Cayman found just one Canadian buyer in December. Scroll down the page to find worst sellers ranked by volume, an all-inclusive list and another which shows vehicles from mainstream brands. Sales figures for these models and all nameplates currently on sale can be found by accessing the dropdown menu at the top right of this page.

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Percentage Decline
% Drop
December 
2011
December 
2010
#1
Honda Fit
– 98.0% 33 1655
#2
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
– 96.3% 10 272
#3
Honda Insight
– 94.4% 6 107
#4
Porsche Cayman
– 92.9% 1 14
#5
Acura ZDX
– 92.3% 8 104
#6
Volvo S80
– 81.8% 2 11
#7
Nissan Cube
– 79.6% 28 137
#8
Honda CR-Z
– 77.4% 14 62
#9
Dodge Avenger
– 75.4% 112 455
#10
BMW 7-Series
– 72.0% 35 125

Rank
Worst-Selling 
Non-Premium Car 
By Volume
December 
2011
December 
2010
% Change
#1
Honda Insight
6 107 – 94.4%
#2
Scion iQ
8 —– —–
#3
Honda CR-Z
14 62 – 77.4%
#4
Mitsubishi i MiEV
16 —– —–
#5
Nissan 370Z
17 36 – 52.8%
#6
Mazda MX-5 Miata
19 13 + 46.2%
#7
Volkswagen Eos
25 26 – 3.8%
#8
Nissan Cube
28 137 – 79.6%
#9
Subaru Tribeca
30 38 – 21.1%
#10
Buick Verano
32 —– —–

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Volume 
(All Vehicles)
December 
2011
December 
2010
% Change
T1
Nissan GT-R
1 1 0.0%
T1
Porsche Cayman
1 14 – 92.9%
T3
Audi R8
2 1 + 100%
T3
Volvo S80
2 11 – 81.8%
T5
Porsche Boxster
3 4 – 25.0%
T5
Saab 9-3
3 2 + 50.0%
T5
Saab 9-5
3 —– —–
T8
Acura RL
6 20 – 70.0%
T8
Honda Insight
6 107 – 94.4%
T8
Hyundai Equus
6 —- —–

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Vehicle must have been on sale in December, must not have been officially cancelled by its manufacturer, and must have been showcased on manufacturer’s website through the end of December.  

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