September 2012 Top 10 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada


2012 Chevrolet Tahoe LT Silver ice metallic

Chevrolet’s two biggest sport-utility vehicles were two of Canada’s 10 worst-selling vehicles in September 2012. When measured by year-over-year percentage declines, only eight vehicles suffered a worse drop than the Chevrolet Tahoe; only four did worse than the Suburban. 

We can expect to see higher Ford C-Max volume in October. It only just went on sale and, rather predictably, didn’t sell as often as the Toyota Prius V. Porsche’s presence in this group is expected as dealers are waiting for a new Cayman, a rendering of which can be seen here. Even without a fresh Cayman, Porsche Canada has already sold more vehicles in 2012 than in any other full year in history.

We’ve come to expect a handful of other cars to make regular appearances. The Honda CR-Z is one such machine, desired rarely a year ago but even less so now. The Honda Insight is here, too, but not because of declining sales. Even with a 238% increase, the Insight is still a low volume car. 

The Acura ZDX is another vehicle that made routine appearances on Canada’s worst-selling vehicles list. But as I typed this article, TTAC published news that production of the ZDX has been cancelled. There will be a MY2013 ZDX, however. And while it’s clear that the ZDX was still an actively-marketed crossover in September, its October cancellation finally gives us an opportunity to finally bid it farewell. 

2012 Honda Insight grey

Monthly and yearly sales figures for all these vehicles can be accessed through the first dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home and also, for non-mobile users, near the top right of this page.  GoodCarBadCar published a list of Canada’s 30 best-selling vehicles yesterday, for those in need of positivity. You’ll find the 10 worst-selling vehicles in Canada, factored three different ways, in the tables below.

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Percentage Decline
% Change
September 2012
September 2011
#1
Porsche Cayman
– 87.5% 2 16
#2
Lincoln MKS
– 82.5% 11 63
#3
Honda CR-Z
– 66.7% 10 30
#4
Nissan GT-R
– 65.4% 9 26
#5
Chevrolet Suburban
– 64.2% 48 134
#6
Buick Regal
– 63.9% 70 194
#7
Nissan 370Z
– 63.6% 12 33
#8
Land Rover LR4
– 63.4% 15 41
#8
Nissan Quest
– 62.1% 36 95
#9
Chevrolet Tahoe
– 61.0% 82 210

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Volume
September 2012
September 2011
% Change
#1
Ford C-Max
5 —– —–
#2
Honda CR-Z
10 30 – 66.7%
#3
Nissan 370Z
12 33 – 63.6%
#4
Mitsubishi i MiEV
15 —– —–
#5
Nissan Leaf
16 17 – 5.9%
#6
Nissan Cube
22 53 – 58.5%
#7
Honda Insight
27 8 + 238%
T8
Mazda MX-5
31 68 – 54.4%
T8
Toyota Avalon
31 46 – 32.6%
T8
Toyota Sequoia
31 37 – 16.2%

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Volume (All Vehicles)
September 2012
September 2011
% Change
T1
Porsche Cayman
2 16 – 87.5%
T1
Acura RL
2 4 – 50.0%
#3
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
4 —– —–
#4
Ford C-Max
5 —– —–
#5
Volvo S80
6 15 – 60.0%
#6
Jaguar XK
8 12 – 33.3%
#7
Nissan GT-R
9 26 – 65.4%
T8
Honda CR-Z
10 30 – 66.7%
T8
Hyundai Equus
10 18 – 44.4%
#10
Lincoln MKS
10 63 – 82.5%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Vehicle must have been on sale in September, must not have been officially cancelled by its manufacturer, and must have been showcased on manufacturer’s website in September. This post was corrected at 3:48 PM AT on 11.15.2013 with updated information from the regarding Land Rover sales.

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