Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America - October 2013

2012 Toyota Yaris hatchback
After switching up the display for Canada's worst-selling vehicles in September, GCBC is now making changes in the U.S. edition. 

To summarize: Rather than showcasing only continuing nameplates and 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 that suffered a 100% year-over-year decline.


Reasons behind the change? For one thing, 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 these expired vehicles - R-Class, LFA, Canyon, ZDX, for example - we've expanded each list from 10 to 20 vehicles. The first list shows the 20 vehicles with the worst year-over-year U.S. sales declines in September; the second focuses purely on the lowest-volume vehicles, regardless of whether sales are rising or falling.

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
Audi A3
- 99.8% 1 658
#2
GMC Canyon
- 98.9% 5 472
#3
Chevrolet Colorado
- 98.2% 29 1612
#4
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
- 95.8% 1 24
#5
Mitsubishi Galant
- 84.8% 56 369
#6
Chevrolet Avalanche
- 77.4% 526 2331
#7
Toyota Yaris
- 69.9% 775 2579
T8
Acura ZDX
- 69.6% 14 46
T8
Scion iQ
- 69.6% 246 808
#10
Volvo C30
- 67.6% 48 148
#11
BMW X5
- 49.5% 2140 4240
#12
Acura TL
- 49.4% 1295 2560
#13
Infiniti M
- 49.3% 374 738
#14
Smart Fortwo
- 48.6% 513 998
#15
Subaru Tribeca
- 45.1% 101 184
#16
Volkswagen Touareg
- 43.1% 549 965
#17
Volkswagen CC
- 42.4% 1289 2238
#18
Hyundai Tucson
- 41.6% 2016 3451
#19
Kia Sedona
- 40.9% 676 1144
#20
Jaguar XK
- 39.8% 97 161

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
October
2013
October
2012
%
Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
1 24 - 95.8%
#2
Chevrolet SS
1 --- ---
#3
Audi A3
1 658 - 99.8%
#4
Lexus LFA
2 3 - 33.3%
#5
GMC Canyon
5 472 - 98.9%
#6
Acura ZDX
14 46 - 69.6%
#7
Mitsubishi i MiEV
28 30 - 6.7%
#8
Chevrolet Colorado
29 1612 - 98.2%
#9
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
34 54 - 37.0%
#10
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
42 28 50.0%
#11
Volvo C30
48 148 - 67.6%
#12
Mitsubishi Galant
56 369 - 84.8%
#13
Audi R8
65 48 38.3%
#14
Dodge (SRT) Viper
69 --- ---
#15
Jaguar XK
97 161 - 39.8%
#16
Subaru Tribeca
101 184 - 45.1%
#17
Volkswagen Routan
105 841 - 87.5%
#18
Nissan GT-R
111 86 29.1%
#19
BMW Z4
174 246 - 29.3%
#20
Volvo S80
175 163 7.4%
Source: Automakers & ANDC 
Vehicles which sold at least once in October 2012 but didn't sell at all in October 2013: Dodge Caliber, Dodge Nitro, Dodge Dakota, Jeep Liberty, Mercedes-Benz B-Class, Ford Crown Victoria, Ford Ranger, Lincoln Town Car, Buick Lucerne, Cadillac DTS, Cadillac STS, Chevrolet Aveo, Honda FCX, Hyundai Veracruz, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Mitsubishi Endeavor, Suzuki Kizashi, Suzuki SX4, Suzuki Equator, Suzuki Grand Vitara, and Lexus HS. Sales by brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, and Bentley go unreported, unfortunately.

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

3 comments:

  1. Malik Ashar Azeem11/02/2013 3:17 pm

    Nice cars i love them.houston used cars

    ReplyDelete
  2. your headings on the chart say September???

    ReplyDelete

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