Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada - March 2014

2013 Dodge Dart grey
The vast majority of Canada's worst-selling vehicles (measured by year-over-year decline) in March 2014 were present on this list of the top 20 for good reason. Some have expired - Avalanche, Avenger - and dealers are simply clearing out lingering examples. Others - Suburban, Golf, Yukon/Yukon XL, Escalade, Tahoe, 200 - are entering or ending a replacement phase. 


And then there's the Dodge Dart, the Ford Taurus, and BMW X3, vehicles which simply sold far less frequently in March 2014 than they did in March 2013. Sometimes this is a symptom of a building-up of inventory. Hyundai Santa Fe Sport sales, for example, dropped in January and February even as the SUV/CUV market grew, but then the Santa Fe Sport took off as the market became spring-like in March, and it was Canada's second-ranked crossover.

Will we see a huge uptick in Dart sales in April? Or was this March's 61% decline the result of sales which rose above the norm in January, when sales more than doubled?

It's not as though the Dart, Taurus, and X3 rank among the lowest-volume automobiles in Canada, although the Taurus is shockingly rare north of the border. Those 20 vehicles - expired 1-Series through the G-Class, Canada's most expensive off-roader - are listed below. The intentionally rare vehicles like Mercedes-Benz's SLS AMG and Cadillac ELR (which won't or shouldn't be be this rare for long) are joined by underperformers like the Kia Cadenza, Lincoln MKS, and Honda CR-Z.

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.

March 2015 • April 2014 • February 2014March 2013
Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
% Change
March
2014
March
2013
#1
Chevrolet Avalanche
-99.5% 2412
#2
Dodge Avenger
-92.3% 59762
#3
Chevrolet Suburban
-88.9% 12108
#4
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
-87.5% 18
#5
Infiniti Q70/M
-86.4% 322
#6
Nissan Cube
-84.2% 319
#7
Volkswagen Golf
-84.2% 1881190
#8
GMC Yukon XL
-83.9% 22137
#9
Mazda 2
-67.7% 222687
#10
Cadillac Escalade & ESV/EXT
-67.5% 2783
#11
GMC Yukon
-65.6% 62180
#12
Dodge Dart
-61.0% 4061041
#13
Jaguar XK
-60.0% 615
#14
Ford Taurus
-59.5% 286706
#15
Scion iQ
-54.1% 2861
#16
Mitsubishi i MiEV
-53.8% 1226
#17
BMW X3
-51.4% 403829
#18
Chevrolet Tahoe
-50.0% 76152
#19
Chrysler 200
-48.1% 6611274
#20
Porsche Boxster
-45.8% 2648

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
March
2014
March
2013
%
Change
T1
BMW 1-Series
113-92.3%
T1
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
18-87.5%
T3
Chevrolet Avalanche
2412-99.5%
T3
Volvo S80
23-33.3%
T3
Cadillac ELR
2------
T6
Infiniti Q70/M
322-86.4%
T6
Nissan Cube
319-84.2%
T6
Kia K900
3------
#9
Acura ZDX
47-42.9%
T10
Jaguar XK
615-60.0%
T10
Honda CR-Z
68-25.0%
#12
Hyundai Equus
770.0%
T13
Dodge (SRT) Viper
10------
T13
Kia Cadenza
10------
T15
Chevrolet Suburban
12108-88.9%
T15
Mitsubishi i MiEV
1226-53.8%
#17
Lincoln MKS
1418-22.2%
T18
Lincoln Navigator
1626-38.5%
T18
Lexus LS
16160.0%
#20
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
1926-26.9%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
Vehicles which sold at least once in March 2013 but not at all in March 2014: Jeep Liberty, Mercedes-Benz R-Class, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Honda Insight, Hyundai Veracruz, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Suzuki Kizashi, Suzuki SX4, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Audi A3, Volkswagen Routan, Volvo C30, Volvo C70.
Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce, Tesla and numerous others do not release monthly sales data. Bentley and Maserati do not report model-specific sales data.


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Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada - March 2015
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Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada - February 2014
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