October 2012 Top 10 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada

2012 Audi R8 4.2 red
The Audi R8 nearly disappeared from Canada's October 2012 sales results. Year-over-year, sales dropped 91%... to one. Just a single R8. Month-to-month R8 sales plunged 94%.

These kinds of things can happen with low-volume cars in a small market like Canada. But one doesn't expect to see Range Rover Evoque sales in a world of hurt, not just one year into its tenure. Yet the Good 12-winning Evoque slid 89% in October to just a dozen units. The BMW X1, which hasn't sold fewer than 200 units in a single month since its first month on sale, pluned 74% to just 91 units in October 2012. And the Lincoln MKZ, which will be completely replaced by a new model soon, fell 71% to just 26 units last month.


2013 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Firenze Red Fuji white roof
Leaf, Cayman, Avalon, 300, Expedition, and Miata were other worst-selling nameplates which suffered drops worse than 50%. Sales of the Infiniti QX56, Land Rover LR4, Infiniti FX, and Chevrolet Camaro were also cut in half on a year-over-year basis.

Below, Canada's worst-selling vehicles are ranked three different ways. As will always be the case in the future, historic brand and corporate totals (monthly and yearly going back to 2004) are now available through the dropdown menu at GCBC's Sales Stats page, along with results for more than 260 currently sold vehicles. That's where you'll find out that the U.S. automobile market is bigger than the Canadian market, and the U.S. market for Audi R8s is way, way bigger.

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Percentage Decline
% Change
October 2012
October 2011
#1
Audi R8
- 90.9% 1 11
#2
Land Rover 
Range Rover Evoque
- 88.9% 12 108
#3
BMW X1
- 73.9% 91 349
#4
Lincoln MKZ
- 71.1% 26 90
#5
Nissan Leaf
- 63.0% 10 27
#6
Porsche Cayman
- 62.5% 3 8
#7
Toyota Avalon
- 60.7% 24 61
#8
Chrysler 300
- 58.7% 224 543
#9
Ford Expedition
- 56.9% 53 123
#10
Mazda MX-5 Miata
- 56.3% 14 32

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Volume
October 2012
October 2011
% Change
T1
Nissan Leaf
10 27 - 63.0%
T1
Nissan 370Z
10 15 - 33.3%
T1
Mitsubishi i MiEV
10 ----- -----
#4
Honda CR-Z
13 17 - 23.5%
#5
Mazda MX-5 Miata
14 32 - 56.3%
#6
Ford C-Max
17 ----- -----
#7
Nissan Cube
23 35 - 34.3%
#8
Toyota Avalon
24 61 - 60.7%
#9
Nissan Armada
25 49 - 49.0%
#10
Honda Insight
26 90 - 71.1%

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Volume (All Vehicles)
October 2012
October 2011
% Change
#1
Audi R8
1 11 - 90.9%
#2
Porsche Cayman
3 8 - 62.5%
#3
Acura RL
4 2 + 100%
T4
Nissan GT-R
6 8 - 25.0%
T4
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
6 7 - 14.3%
#6
Hyundai Equus
8 11 - 27.3%
#7
Volvo S80
9 5 + 80.0%
T8
Lexus LS
9 11 - 18.2%
T8
Jaguar XK
9 7 + 28.5%
T10
Nissan Leaf
10 27 - 63.0%
T10
Nissan 370Z
1015- 33.3%
T10
Mitsubishi i MiEV
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Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Vehicle must have been on sale throughout October, must not have been officially cancelled by its manufacturer, and must have been showcased on manufacturer's website in October.

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