Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America - December 2013

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December 2013's fastest falling vehicles in America were an eclectic bunch. Led by GM pickups which are either defunct or on hiatus, the 20-vehicle-long list also includes a Japanese hypercar, an all-electric Mitsubishi, a true minivan, a Swedish hatchback, and numerous small cars.

Yet some vehicles which reported sharply declining sales in December weren't all that rare: BMW sold nearly 2000 X5s; Toyota sold more than 2000 Venzas. So we have another list that shows true rarity. It's a list where you'll find European sports cars like the Jaguar F-Type, supercars like the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, forgotten sedans like the Volvo S80, and slowly dying nameplates like the Acura ZDX and Chevrolet Avalanche. 

And the brand new-to-market Cadillac ELR, which will remain rare. But not this rare.


GCBC made changes to America's worst-selling vehicles list late in 2013 in order to avoid arbitrary price distinctions, intended sales volumes, and production delays and departures. Every vehicle is eligible, save for limited market cars like the Honda FCX and cars which sold not at all in December, all of which are mentioned at the bottom of this post.

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.

December 2014 • January 2014 • November 2013December 2012
Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
% Change
December 2013
December 2012
#1
Chevrolet Colorado
-99.8% 2 1293
#2
GMC Canyon
-99.4% 2 315
#3
Chevrolet Avalanche
-95.4% 127 2737
#4
Mitsubishi Galant
-95.0% 15 299
#5
Volvo C30
-92.9% 17 240
#6
Mitsubishi i MiEV
-85.7% 11 77
#7
Lexus LFA
-83.3% 1 6
#8
Acura ZDX
-72.0% 14 50
#9
Toyota Yaris
-69.9% 601 1999
#10
BMW X5
-65.9% 1953 5722
#11
Infiniti G37/Q60 ^
-65.2% 1922 5516
#12
Scion iQ
-65.1% 201 576
#13
Mazda 5
-59.8% 1167 2902
#14
Volkswagen CC
-58.6% 909 2196
#15
Mazda 2
-58.6% 1228 2967
#16
Infiniti M
-56.8% 367 849
#17
Mazda CX-9
-54.1% 1539 3353
#18
Ford C-Max
-52.9% 2028 4310
#19
Acura TSX
-52.4% 1019 2142
#20
Toyota Venza
-51.4% 2148 4423

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
December 2013
December 2012
% Change
#1
Lexus LFA
1 6 -83.3%
T2
Chevrolet Colorado
2 1293 -99.8%
T2
GMC Canyon
2 315 -99.4%
#4
Cadillac ELR
6 --- ---
#5
Mitsubishi i MiEV
11 77 -85.7%
#6
Acura ZDX
14 50 -72.0%
#7
Mitsubishi Galant
15 299 -95.0%
#8
Volvo C30
17 240 -92.9%
#9
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
44 38 15.8%
#10
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
45 71 -36.6%
#11
Dodge (SRT) Viper
55 --- ---
#12
Audi R8
70 51 37.3%
#13
Nissan GT-R
78 49 59.2%
#14
Jaguar XK
105 133 -21.1%
#15
Chevrolet Avalanche
127 2737 -95.4%
#16
Subaru Tribeca
143 189 -24.3%
#17
Audi TT
159 195 -18.5%
#18
Jaguar F-Type
185 --- ---
#19
Volvo S80
186 207 -10.1%
#20
BMW Z4
191 324 -41.0%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
Vehicles which sold at least once in December 2012 but didn't sell at all in December 2013: Audi A3, Lexus HS, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki Equator, Suzuki Kizashi, Suzuki SX4, Mitsubishi Endeavor, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Hyundai Veracruz, Chevrolet Aveo, Cadillac STS, Buick Lucerne, Lincoln Town Car, Ford Ranger, Ford Crown Victoria, Mercedes-Benz R-Class, Jeep Liberty, Dodge Caliber.
Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce do not release monthly sales data. Bentley and Maserati do not report model-specific sales data.

^ Infiniti also sold 4568 Q50 sedans in December 2013.

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Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America - December 2014
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Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America - November 2013
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