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% 2 412
#2
Dodge Avenger
-92.3% 59 762
#3
Chevrolet Suburban
-88.9% 12 108
#4
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
-87.5% 1 8
#5
Infiniti Q70/M
-86.4% 3 22
#6
Nissan Cube
-84.2% 3 19
#7
Volkswagen Golf
-84.2% 188 1190
#8
GMC Yukon XL
-83.9% 22 137
#9
Mazda 2
-67.7% 222 687
#10
Cadillac Escalade & ESV/EXT
-67.5% 27 83
#11
GMC Yukon
-65.6% 62 180
#12
Dodge Dart
-61.0% 406 1041
#13
Jaguar XK
-60.0% 6 15
#14
Ford Taurus
-59.5% 286 706
#15
Scion iQ
-54.1% 28 61
#16
Mitsubishi i MiEV
-53.8% 12 26
#17
BMW X3
-51.4% 403 829
#18
Chevrolet Tahoe
-50.0% 76 152
#19
Chrysler 200
-48.1% 661 1274
#20
Porsche Boxster
-45.8% 26 48

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
March
2014
March
2013
%
Change
T1
BMW 1-Series
1 13 -92.3%
T1
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
1 8 -87.5%
T3
Chevrolet Avalanche
2 412 -99.5%
T3
Volvo S80
2 3 -33.3%
T3
Cadillac ELR
2
T6
Infiniti Q70/M
3 22 -86.4%
T6
Nissan Cube
3 19 -84.2%
T6
Kia K900
3
#9
Acura ZDX
4 7 -42.9%
T10
Jaguar XK
6 15 -60.0%
T10
Honda CR-Z
6 8 -25.0%
#12
Hyundai Equus
7 7 0.0%
T13
Dodge (SRT) Viper
10
T13
Kia Cadenza
10
T15
Chevrolet Suburban
12 108 -88.9%
T15
Mitsubishi i MiEV
12 26 -53.8%
#17
Lincoln MKS
14 18 -22.2%
T18
Lincoln Navigator
16 26 -38.5%
T18
Lexus LS
16 16 0.0%
#20
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
19 26 -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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