Top 10 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America - August 2013

2011 Mercedes-Benz CL500 black
Soon to be a part of the S-Class family, the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class was America's worst-selling vehicle in August 2013, at least when "worst" is measured by year-over-year decline. 

Among vehicles priced below $45,000, nothing current sells less often than the all-electric Mitsubishi i MiEV. Nissan sold 2420 Leafs in August.

Setting aside price, the CL-Class is again the lowest-volume nameplate. Mercedes-Benz USA hasn't sold more than 100 CLs in a single month since August 2011, not more than 3000 in a calendar year since 2007.


Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of August 2013's worst-selling vehicles can always be accessed through the dropdown menu at GCBC's Sales Stats page, and for those not viewing the mobile version of this site, near the top right of this page, as well.

August 2014September 2013July 2013 - August 2012
Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline

Change
August
2013
August
2012
#1
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
- 57.8% 27 64
#2
Mercedes-Benz S-Class
- 51.5% 450 927
#3
Chevrolet Corvette
- 45.9% 655 1210
#4
Jaguar XK
- 40.0% 66 110
#5
Volvo XC90
- 39.7% 522 866
#6
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
- 37.3% 32 51
#7
Infiniti G / Q60 *
- 34.9% 4074 6261
#8
Lexus LX570
- 34.8% 335 514
#9
Infiniti FX / QX70
- 34.5% 398 608
#10
Nissan Cube
- 33.9% 419 634

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Volume
(Base Prices Under $45K)
August
2013
August
2012

Change
#1
Mitsubishi i MiEV
30 37 - 18.9%
#2
Subaru Tribeca
137 157 - 12.7%
#3
Volvo S80
197 294 - 33.0%
#4
Audi TT
198 201 - 1.5%
#5
Infiniti EX / QX50
236 216 + 9.3%
#6
Land Rover LR2
347 250 + 38.8%
#7
Volkswagen Eos
382 578 - 33.9%
#8
Mercedes-Benz SLK
385 373 + 3.2%
#9
Infiniti FX /QX70
398 608 - 34.5%
#10
Volvo XC70
411 536 - 23.3%

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Volume 
(All Vehicles)
August 
2013
August
2012

Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
27 64 - 57.8%
#2
Mitsubishi i MiEV
3037 - 18.9%
#3
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
32 51 - 37.3%
#4
Dodge (SRT) Viper
61 --- ---
#5
Jaguar XK
66 110 - 40.0%
#6
Audi R8
76 46 + 65.2%
#7
Nissan GT-R
123 138 - 10.9%
#8
Subaru Tribeca
137 157 - 12.7%
#9
BMW Z4
177 180 - 1.7%
#10
Volvo S80
197 294 - 33.0%
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Vehicle must have been on sale in August 2013, must not have been officially cancelled by its manufacturer, and must have been showcased on manufacturer's website through August 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. Indeed, Acura's done the same with their sales release, so we're left not knowing how many RLs were left to be sold. The Audi A3 is on hiatus, but sold 23 in August, down 97%.
Total G/Q50/Q60 volume equalled 6508 units in August (up 3.9%) and 34,015 in the first eight months of 2013 (down 19.7%).

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