July 2012 Top 10 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada


2012 Nissan Xterra black side view

Nissan Canada’s dreadful decline in July 2012 – sales fell 33% year-over-year – didn’t bode well for Nissan’s avoidance of this monthly worst sellers list. Judged by year-over-year drops, the four worst-selling cars in Canada in July were Nissans. 

From the Xterra’s 82% slide to the Cube’s 75% fall, four Nissans beat out the Buick Regal, Audi R8, Porsche Cayman, Volvo XC90, Dodge Charger, and Acura ZDX by landing, in distinctly embarrassing fashion, at the top of the chart. Among mainstream brands, two Nissans sold in smaller numbers than any other vehicle in Canada last month. The second table below shows the Quest tied for fifth, the Armada in seventh, and the Leaf in eighth. And even when premium vehicles are taken into account, many of which are expected to sell infrequently, the 370Z and Cube make appearances, as does the $103,980 GT-R, as you can see in the third table.

2013 Nissan 370Z red side view

No matter how you count it, Nissans sold poorly in July. Year-to-date, the brand is up 1% in a market that’s enjoyed a 7% boost. In July, when the market grew 5% year-over-year, Nissan slid from its June position as the seventh-best-selling automaker in Canada to 13th spot. On the plus side, Infiniti sales rose 20% in July and the Rogue posted a 7% increase, enough to make it Canada’s 15th-best-selling utility vehicle.

Canada’s 10 worst-selling vehicles are ranked three different ways in the table below. Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for all these SUVs can be found by accessing the first dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home.

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Percentage Decline
% Change
July 2012
July 2011
#1
Nissan Xterra
– 82.1% 37 207
#2
Nissan 370Z
– 78.0% 9 41
#3
Nissan Quest
– 75.4% 15 61
#4
Nissan Cube
– 75.0% 11 44
#5
Buick Regal
– 70.6% 80 272
#6
Audi R8
– 70.6% 5 17
#7
Porsche Cayman
– 70.0% 3 10
#8
Volvo XC90
– 69.1% 30 97
#9
Dodge Charger
– 68.7% 286 913
#10
Acura ZDX
– 68.4% 6 19

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Volume
July 2012
July 2011
% Change
#1
Nissan 370Z
9 41 – 78.0%
T2
Nissan Cube
11 44 – 75.0%
T2
Mitsubishi i MiEV
11 —– —–
#4
Honda Insight
13 23 – 43.5%
T5
Toyota Avalon
15 28 – 46.4%
T5
Nissan Quest
15 61 – 75.4%
#7
Nissan Armada
18 45 – 60.0%
#8
Nissan LEAF
23 16 + 43.8%
#9
Honda CR-Z
31 37 – 16.2%
#10
GMC Yukon XL
33 70 – 52.9%

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Volume (All Vehicles)
July 2012
July 2011
% Change
#1
Acura RL
2 4 – 50.0%
#2
Porsche Cayman
3 10 – 70.0%
#3
Audi R8
5 17 – 70.6%
#4
Acura ZDX
6 19 – 68.4%
#5
Audi A8
7 22 – 68.2%
T6
Nissan 370Z
9 41 – 78.0%
T6
Land Rover LR2
9 23 – 60.9%
T8
Nissan Cube
11 44 – 75.0%
T8
Lexus LS
11 6 + 83.3%
T8
Nissan GT-R
11 6 + 83.3%
T8
Mitsubishi i MiEV
11 —– —–

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Vehicle must have been on sale throughout July, must not have been officially cancelled by its manufacturer, and must have been showcased on manufacturer’s website through the month.

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