Top 10 Worst-Selling Cars In America – April 2012


2013 Volkswagen Passat CC

Depending how you measure things, the Porsche Boxster, electric Mitsubishi i, and Lexus LFA supercar were the worst-selling cars in America in April 2012. The LFA, of course, is unfairly labelled, as other manufacturers of cars priced in the $200K+ stratosphere don’t regularly report model-by-model sales figures.

The Honda CR-Z continues its struggles. Hyundai sold very nearly ten times more Velosters in April than Honda sold CR-Zs. Volkswagen CC sales fell for the third consecutive month and the fifth time in six months. Sales of the regular Passat shot up 5725% during the same time period. In the second table, which lists mainstream cars by poor volume, three Suzukis make appearances. 

There’ll be more info on all these models when GoodCarBadCar’s segment breakdowns begin later today. Use the dropdown menu at the top right of this page to find monthly and yearly sales figures for every vehicle currently on sale in North America. 

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Percentage Decline
% Change
April 2012
April 2011
#1
Porsche Boxster
– 81.9% 36 199
#2
Acura RL
– 81.8% 33 181
#3
Honda CR-Z
– 81.6% 334 1819
#4
Honda Insight
– 72.1% 738 2644
#5
Nissan Cube
– 66.9% 573 1733
#6
Volkswagen CC
– 64.1% 1136 3163
#7
Honda Fit
– 60.5% 3202 8116
#8
Acura ZDX
– 59.7% 71 176
#9
Porsche Cayman
– 56.2% 67 153
#10
Nissan GT-R
– 54.3% 118 258

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Volume
April 2012
April 2011
% Change
#1
Mitsubishi i MiEV
79 —– —–
#2
Suzuki Equator
151 168 – 10.1%
#3
Subaru Tribeca
154 241 – 36.1%
#4
Suzuki Grand Vitara
304 383 – 20.6%
#5
Honda CR-Z
334 1819 – 81.6%
#6
Nissan LEAF
370 573 – 35.4%
#7
Suzuki Kizashi
464 577 – 19.6%
#8
Hyundai Veracruz
476 639 – 25.5%
#9
Nissan Cube
573 1733 – 66.9%
#10
Mitsubishi Outlander
619 877 – 29.4%

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Volume (All Vehicles)
April 2012
April 2011
% Change
#1
Lexus LFA
5 5 0.0%
#2
Acura RL
33 181 – 81.8%
#3
Porsche Boxster
36 199 – 81.9%
#4
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
63 88 – 28.4%
#5
Porsche Cayman
67 153 – 56.2%
#6
Acura ZDX
71 176 – 59.7%
#7
Mitsubishi i MiEV
79 —- —–
#8
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
82 88 – 6.8%
#9
Audi R8
92 114 – 19.3%
#10
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
104 54 + 92.6%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Vehicle must have been on sale throughout April 2012, must not have been officially cancelled by its manufacturer, and must have been showcased on manufacturer’s website. GoodCarBadCar has determined police vehicles are no longer eligible.

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