Top 10 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America - April 2013

2012 Scion iQ black
For The Fourth Time This Year, iQ Sales Have Fallen
With the Audi A3 dying off in Sportback form and the next A3, a sedan, not yet here, the nameplate is suffering. Sales fell 91% in April. This'll make a for a huge year-over-year increase next April. Hooray.

Toyota was an avid participant in the worst sellers class in April, with the FJ Cruiser, Yaris, and Scion iQ. In all, seven continuing nameplates lost more than half their sales in April, including the three Toyotas. 


Measuring cars purely by volume, the A3 again makes an appearance, and it was joined by the new-to-America Kia Cadenza. I'd say that it was early, and the Cadenza may not be here for long. But large mainstream brand cars aren't traditionally high-volume products.

Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for all these cars can be accessed by selecting a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page. America's 30 best sellers, some of which posted declining year-over-year volumes, were published yesterday.

April 2014May 2013 - March 2013 - April 2012
Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Percentage Decline
% Change
April 
2013
April 
2012
#1
Audi A3
- 91.4% 55 642
#2
Toyota FJ Cruiser
- 73.6% 262 994
#3
Scion iQ
- 60.1% 384 962
#4
Infiniti EX
- 59.7% 91 226
#5
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
- 55.8% 46 104
#6
Volvo S80
- 52.3% 123 258
#7
Toyota Yaris
- 51.7% 2066 4274
#8
Acura TSX
- 48.3% 1622 3138
#9
Honda Insight
- 47.0% 391 738
#10
Chrysler 300
- 46.9% 4120 7763

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Volume 
(Base Prices 
Under $45,000)
April 2013
April 2012
% Change
#1
Audi A3
55 642 - 91.4%
#2
Kia Cadenza
61 ----- -----
#3
Infiniti EX
91 226 - 59.7%
#4
Subaru Tribeca
116 154 - 24.7%
#5
Volvo S80
123 258 - 52.3%
#6
Mitsubishi i MiEV
127 79 + 60.8%
#7
Land Rover LR2
144 233 - 38.2%
#8
Audi TT
170 207 - 17.9%
#9
Scion iQ
384 962 - 60.1%
#10
Honda CR-Z
405 334 + 21.3%

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Volume 
(All Vehicles)
April 
2013
April 
2012
% Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
37 63 - 41.3%
#2
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
46 104 - 55.8%
#3
Audi A3
55 642 - 91.4%
#4
SRT (Dodge) Viper
60 ----- -----
#5
Kia Cadenza
61 ----- -----
#6
Audi R8
71 92 - 22.8%
#7
Infiniti EX
91 226 - 59.7%
#8
Nissan GT-R
103 118 - 12.7%
#9
Jaguar XK
109 113 - 3.5%
#10
Subaru Tribeca
116 154 - 24.7%
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Vehicle must have been on sale in April 2013, must not have been officially cancelled by its manufacturer, and must have been showcased on manufacturer's website through April 2013. Chevrolet's Caprice PPV, Lexus LFA, Honda FCX are not eligible for this list. Sales by brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, and Bentley go unreported, unfortunately.
* In the near-term, for the purposes of the worst sellers list, GCBC will be viewing the Acura RL and RLX as one car.

* Note: Toyota Prius Plug-In sales fell 63.8% to 599 units, but GCBC views the PI as just a powertrain option on the Prius nameplate, which combined, was down 24.7% in April.

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1 comment:

  1. Toyota halted sales of its FJ Cruiser due to a seatbelt recall situation beginning in mid-March. It was a complicated redesign of the seatbelt system that exascerbated the issue. Toyota will only sell its corrected inventory so there is a lot of demand building up while the units trickle out.

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