Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada - October 2013

2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
The G-Class Is Rare. But It's Not
As Rare As The Hyundai Equus.
Last month, GCBC changed the way we display Canada's worst-selling vehicles. Here's a summary of what we said then to explain the way things will be in the future.

Rather than showcasing only continuing nameplates, rather than placing an arbitrary price point under and over which vehicles are other mainstream or niche players, all vehicles are eligible. There are notes below which mention the vehicles which sold in October 2012 but not last month - we've left out all 0-unit vehicles, which obviously leaves out vehicles which suffered a 100% year-over-year decline. Why change? Manufacturers are frequently announcing the cancellation of a vehicle's production well in advance of actually eliminating the nameplate from their lineups. More importantly, it seems more useful to show the vehicles with sales that are disappearing fastest instead of showing only the vehicles which (apparently) have a future but are selling less often. To make room for expired vehicles - the defunct Hyundai Veracruz, for example, and the on-hiatus GMC Canyon and Audi A3 - we've expanded each list from 10 to 20 vehicles. The first list shows the 20 vehicles with the worst year-over-year Canadian sales declines in October; the second focuses purely on the lowest-volume vehicles, regardless of whether sales are rising or falling.


As a result, the Hyundai Veracruz, Audi A3, Chevrolet Colorado, and GMC Canyon top the list of decliners because they've either been cancelled or production of the next-generation iteration is delayed. Honda's CR-Z and Insight have never been deemed desirable in the Canadian marketplace. The R-Class is done, Suzuki is done. Chevrolet's Avalanche has been cancelled. 

The Chevrolet Orlando, however, simply doesn't sell like it did a year ago. 

You can always select a make and model at GCBC's Sales Stats page to find historical monthly and yearly sales figures from both Canada and the United States. Pertinent links are clickable at the bottom of this post, but you can also find related links at the Best Sellers page.

October 2014 • November 2013 • September 2013October 2012
Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
%
Change
October
2013
October
2012
#1
Hyundai Veracruz
- 98.8% 2 168
#2
Audi A3
- 98.0% 2 99
#3
Chevrolet Colorado
- 97.7% 1 43 
#4
GMC Canyon
- 93.5% 2 31
T5
Honda CR-Z
- 92.3% 1 13
T5
Honda Insight
- 92.3% 2 26
#7
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
- 91.7% 3 36
#8
Chevrolet Orlando
- 88.2% 123 1044
#9
Suzuki SX4
- 87.0% 40 308
#10
Chevrolet Avalanche
- 85.8% 50 352
#11
Infiniti G/Q60 *
- 82.2% 41 230
#12
BMW 1-Series
- 77.0% 23 100
#13
Mercedes-Benz S-Class & CL-Class
- 76.5% 19 81
#14
Acura TSX
- 75.7% 53 259
#15
Suzuki Grand Vitara
- 75.5% 40 163
#16
Volvo C70
- 75.0% 2 8
#17
Kia Sedona
- 69.3% 47 153
#18
Volvo C30
- 68.4% 6 19
#19
BMW X6
- 68.1% 43 135
#20
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
- 63.2% 7 19

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
T1
Dodge (SRT) Viper
1 --- ---
T1
Honda CR-Z
1 13 - 92.3%
T1
Chevrolet Colorado
1 43 - 97.7%
T4
Volvo C70
2 8 - 75.0%
T4
Honda Insight
2 26 - 92.3%
T4
GMC Canyon
2 31 - 93.5%
T4
Audi A3
2 99 - 98.0%
T4
Hyundai Veracruz
2 168 - 98.8%
#9
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
3 36 - 91.7%
#10
Acura ZDX
4 1 300%
#11
Volvo S80
5 9 - 44.4%
T12
Audi R8
6 1 500%
T12
Nissan GT-R
6 6 0.0%
T12
Hyundai Equus
6 8 - 25.0%
T12
Volvo C30
6 19 - 68.4%
#16
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
7 19 - 63.2%
#17
Jaguar XK
9 9 0.0%
T18
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
11 6 83.3%
T18
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
11 20 - 45.0%
#20
Infiniti M
13 35 - 62.9%
Source: Automakers & ANDC 
Vehicles which sold at least once in October 2012 but didn't sell at all in October 2013: Dodge Nitro, Jeep Liberty, Ford Ranger, Buick Lucerne, Chevrolet HHR, Acura CSX, Honda Element, Mazda CX-7, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Mitsubishi Endeavor, Volkswagen Routan.
* Total Infiniti G/Q50/Q60 sales rose 27% to 292 in October. G sedan and Q50 volume combined to grow 47% to 267 units. Q60 sales fell 48% to 25.

RECOMMENDED READING
Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada - October 2014
Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada - November 2013
Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada - September 2013
Top 10 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada - October 2012
Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada - October 2013
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings - October 2013 YTD

3 comments:

  1. I would think that Americans aren't quite that infantile and retarded...Those who have money to buy one, that is.

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  2. Nice Every Vehicle Ranked

    Car Modification

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  3. How hot can the F-Type be when they languish on eBay with hardly any bids?

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