January 2013 Top 10 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada


2013 Suzuki SX4 crossover red

Apparently Suzuki isn’t dead in Canada, as it is in the United States now. Yet Suzuki only sold 23 Kizashis in Canada in January 2013. Hyundai’s Elantra outsold the Kizashi 129-to-1 last month.

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Tsukuba Red

Judged by year-over-year change, the Jaguar XK was the worst-selling car in Canada in January 2013. XK sale(s) fell 83% to a single unit. BMW Z4 sales dropped 78%. Big GM cars from Chevrolet and Buick – the Impala and LaCrosse, specifically – fell 77% and 70%, respectively. BMW X1 sales have fallen in six consecutive months. The Lexus IS’s 58% decline, which brought it right to the borderline, isn’t completely unexpected: a new IS has already debuted. Consumers would be wise to wait.

GM Canada only just began selling the Buick Encore. Honda’s actually selling more Insights now than a year ago. Canadians know better than to think Audi, Nissan, and Mercedes-Benz would sell dozens of R8s, GT-Rs, and SLS AMGs. 

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for these and other vehicles are available at GCBC’s Sales Stats page – simply select a make and model. For a more positive outlook on life, check out the list of Canada’s 30 best-selling vehicles. Canada’s 10 worst-selling vehicles are ranked three different ways in the tables below.

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Percentage Decline
% Change
January 2013
January 2012
#1
Jaguar XK
– 83.3% 1 6
#2
BMW Z4
– 77.8% 2 9
#3
Chevrolet Impala
– 76.6% 117 500
#4
Buick LaCrosse
– 70.3% 52 175
#5
BMW X1
– 67.6% 89 275
#6
Mitsubishi i MiEV
– 66.7% 4 12
#7
Audi A3
– 65.1% 45 129
#8
Hyundai Genesis Coupe
– 61.3% 46 119
#9
Cadillac CTS
– 59.0% 57 139
#10
Lexus IS
– 57.7% 52 123

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Volume 
(Base Prices 
Under $50,000)
January 
2013
January 
2012
% Change
#1
Buick Encore
1 —– —–
#2
Mitsubishi i MiEV
4 12 – 66.7%
#3
Honda CR-Z
4 8 – 50.0%
#4
Nissan 370Z
9 11 – 18.2%
#5
Audi TT
12 15 – 20.0%
#6
Nissan Cube
13 29 – 55.2%
#7
Subaru Tribeca
15 31 – 51.6%
#8
Mazda MX-5 Miata
16 20 – 20.0%
#9
Honda Insight
17 3 + 467%
#10
Lincoln MKT
21 35 – 40.0%

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Volume 
(All Vehicles)
January 
2013
January
 2012
% Change
#1
Buick Encore
1 —– —–
#2
Jaguar XK
1 6 – 83.3%
#3
BMW Z4
2 9 – 77.8%
#4
Audi R8
2 4 – 50.0%
T5
Nissan GT-R
3 5 – 40.0%
T5
Volvo S80
3 5 – 40.0%
T7
Mitsubishi i MiEV
4 12 – 66.7%
T7
Hyundai Equus
4 9 – 55.6%
T7
Honda CR-Z
4 8 – 50.0%
T7
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
4 7 – 42.9%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Vehicle must have been on sale in January 2013, must not have been officially cancelled by its manufacturer, and must have been showcased on manufacturer’s website in January. Acura and Porsche did not sell any RLs or Caymans in January. The rule that disallows discontinued or cancelled vehicles can lead to confusion, as manufacturers often announce the discontinuation of a model but continue to market the car indefinitely. Sales of the Scion xD, for example, slid 55.6% to 24 in January, and the Dodge Durango fell 70.8% to 138.

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