Top 10 Worst-Selling Cars In Canada – January 2012


2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport

Not a single Canadian purchased or leased a $64,690 Acura RL in January 2012. Good for us. It’s one of the most boring cars on the market, a Bad 8 loser, and a terrible value compared with the $39,490 Acura TL. 97,635 new vehicle acquisitions took place in Canada last month.

Mercedes-Benz is taking their jolly time getting the new B-Class to Canada. They could justifiably say the B-Class isn’t a worst seller since it is now basically nonexistent on these shores. The Honda CR-Z was eight times more popular than the B-Class in January 2012. That means Honda sold eight CR-Zs in January. Hyundai sold 470 Velosters. On the subject of the B-Class, keep in mind that in the U.S., where the “real” B-Class isn’t even for sale, seven found owners in January.

The surprises in this winter edition of Canada’s worst sellers list are led by Suzuki’s rejected Kizashi. It’s not that the Kizashi has ever been anything but unsuccessful, but sales dropped 62% from last January’s abysmal 71 sales. Suzuki’s two other models, the SX4 and Grand Vitara, dropped 21% and 16%, respectively. With the Sedona, Kia struggles to play its typical value card in a market where the Dodge Grand Caravan is routinely marketed for thousands less.

At the bottom of this post you’ll see numbers for high end cars which aren’t intended to be high volume players. And as evidence that percentage change numbers mean only so much, Nissan GT-R sales shot up 400%. To five. From one. Monthly and yearly sales figures for these models and every other nameplate currently on sale can be accessed through the dropdown menu at the top right of this page.

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Percentage Decline
% Drop
January 2012
January 2011
#1
Acura RL
– 100% 0 4
#2
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
– 99.6% 1 231
#3
Honda Insight
– 87.5% 3 24
#4
Volvo S80
– 81.5% 5 27
#5
Honda CR-Z
– 81.0% 8 42
#6
Volvo C70
– 75.0% 1 4
#7
Cadillac Escalade EXT
– 72.7% 6 22
#8
Toyota Prius
– 63.2% 35 95
#9
Suzuki Kizashi
– 62.0% 27 71
#10
Porsche Boxster
– 57.1% 3 7

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Volume
January 2012
January 2011
% Change
#1
Honda Insight
3 24 – 87.5%
#2
Honda CR-Z
8 42 – 81.0%
T3
Nissan 370Z
11 20 – 45.0%
T3
Chevrolet Volt
11 —– —–
#5
Mitsubishi i MiEV
12 —– —–
#6
Volkswagen Eos
16 20 – 20.0%
#7
Mazda MX-5 Miata
20 13 + 53.8%
#8
Suzuki Kizashi
27 71 – 62.0%
#9
Nissan Cube
29 42 – 31.0%
#10
Nissan LEAF
30 —– —–

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Volume (All Vehicles)
January 2012
January 2011
% Change
#1
Acura RL
0 4 – 100%
T2
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
1 231 – 99.6%
T2
Volvo C70
1 4 – 75.0%
T4
Porsche Boxster
3 7 – 57.1%
T4
Honda Insight
3 24 – 87.5%
#6
Audi R8
4 5 – 20.0%
T7
Volvo S80
5 27 – 81.5%
T7
Nissan GT-R
5 1 + 400%
T7
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
5 5 0%
T10
Jaguar XK
6 4 + 50%
T10
Cadillac Escalade EXT
6 22 – 72.7%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Vehicle must not have been officially cancelled by its manufacturer and must have been showcased on manufacturer’s website in January.

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