Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada – April 2014


2012 Hyundai Genesis

With the second iteration of Hyundai’s Genesis sedan set to arrive in dealer showrooms soon, Canadian sales of the current car took a dive in April 2014. Calendar year 2013 was the second-best year on record for the Genesis sedan, following up on the high water mark in 2012. 

Through the first quarter of 2014, Genesis sedan sales were actually on the rise, but April’s results ranked it 15th on this list of the 20 worst-selling vehicles in Canada when measured by year-over-year percentage decline.

2015 Hyundai Genesis
The Next Genesis, Pictured Below The Outgoing Genesis

A number of the vehicles ahead (or is it behind?) the Genesis are either approaching death – Avalanche, Avenger – or replacement, cars like the Volkswagen Golf and Chrysler 200. Nissan’s Quest is now a special-order vehicle in Canada, the GMC Canyon is on soon-ending hiatus, the Volvo XC90 is strangely desirable for a vehicle that was introduced when Brazil last won a World Cup, but “strangely desirable” and “common” are two very different things. BMW, for example, sold 681 X5s in Canada in April.

Ranking vehicles by volume, both the Genesis and XC90 escape eligibility for the top 20 with their 53 and 19 sales, respectively. Nissan sold just the one Cube last month, it’s no longer featured on the company’s website. (Nissan Canada replied to GCBC’s inquiries, and the Cube has in fact been discontinued in Canada.) Six different vehicles – X6, MKT, Tribeca, 7-Series, GT-R, Viper – found 15 Canadian buyers in April, 15 times more than the Cube managed, but not enough to escape worst seller status.

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.

April 2015 • May 2014 • March 2014April 2013

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
% Change
April
2014
April
2013
#1
Chevrolet Avalanche
-99.3% 3 409
#2
Dodge Avenger
-93.7% 60 948
#3
Nissan Cube
-90.9% 1 11
#4
Acura TSX
-84.4% 10 64
#5
Volkswagen Golf
-80.4% 253 1289
#6
BMW X6
-79.2% 15 72
#7
BMW X1
-76.6% 89 380
#8
GMC Canyon
-75.0% 1 4
#9
Nissan Maxima
-67.1% 52 158
#10
Volvo XC90
-65.5% 19 55
#11
Chrysler 200
-64.7% 526 1492
#12
Chevrolet Impala
-64.4% 359 1009
#13
Cadillac Escalade & ESV/EXT
-62.9% 33 89
#14
Nissan Quest
-62.5% 12 32
#15
Hyundai Genesis *
-58.9% 53 129
#16
Kia Optima
-58.4% 592 1423
#17
Mitsubishi i MiEV
-58.3% 10 24
#18
Mazda 6
-54.9% 321 711
#19
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
-54.5% 30 66
#20
Mazda CX-9
-52.7% 104 220

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
April
2014
April
2013
%
Change
T1
Nissan Cube
1 11 -90.9%
T1
GMC Canyon
1 4 -75.0%
T3
Chevrolet Avalanche
3 409 -99.3%
T3
Kia K900
3
T5
Volvo S80
4 6 -33.3%
T5
Cadillac ELR
4
T7
Infiniti Q70/M
7 11 -36.4%
T7
Jaguar XK
7 8 -12.5%
T7
Honda CR-Z
7 2 250%
#10
Hyundai Equus
8 8 0.0%
T11
Acura TSX
10 64 -84.4%
T11
Mitsubishi i MiEV
10 24 -58.3%
T11
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
10 8 25.0%
#14
Nissan Quest
12 32 -62.5%
#15
Kia Cadenza
13 14 -7.1%
T16
BMW X6
15 72 -79.2%
T16
Lincoln MKT
15 31 -51.6%
T16
Subaru Tribeca
15 22 -31.8%
T16
BMW 7-Series
15 20 -25.0%
T16
Nissan GT-R
15 14 7.1%
T16
Dodge Viper
15

Source: Automakers & ANDC
Vehicles which sold at least once in April 2014 but didn’t sell at all in April 2013: BMW 1-Series, Jeep Liberty, Mercedes-Benz R-Class, Chevrolet Colorado, Acura ZDX, Honda Insight, Hyundai Veracruz, Suzuki Kizashi, Suzuki SX4, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Volkswagen Routan, Volvo C30, Volvo C70. Police specials, commercial vans, and non-civilian-available vehicles like the Toyota Land Cruiser are not eligible for worst seller status.
Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce do not release monthly sales data. Bentley and Maserati do not report model-specific sales data. 

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.
* sedan only

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