Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada – May 2014


In April 2014, only six of the 20 worst-selling cars in Canada sold in the triple digits. Only one of those cars returned to the top 20 (bottom 20?) in May 2014.

Chrysler 200 sales slid sharply again in May, but the 36% drop to 986 units wasn’t bad enough to place it among the worst-selling vehicles in Canada. 200 sales are expected to surge shortly as the first non-Sebring related 200 arrives at dealers. 

• All 249 Autos Ranked By May 2014 & YTD Canadian Sales

Year-over-year, Chevrolet Impala volume fell 33% in May, again, a bad loss, but not bad enough to enter these non-hallowed halls. Impala sales actually slid below their April total in May. 

Kia finally enjoyed a long-awaited resurgence in Optima sales in May, as sales of the brand’s midsize sedan more than doubled. The Mazda 6 encountered its first year-over-year gain in a year, and though 6 sales are much lower than the figures achieved by the segment’s dominant player, sales gains don’t place vehicles among these worst sellers. Mazda’s CX-9, meanwhile, put up a 70% gain to 107 units.  

All this means the Volkswagen Golf continued to be one of America’s 20 worst-selling vehicles. But dealers are getting Mk7 cars, and Golf sales are expected to rise quickly in the near future. Likewise, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class wasn’t even Mercedes-Benz Canada’s best-selling vehicle in May – the GLK was. As for the Hyundai Sonata, like the Golf and C-Class, sales are expected to increase dramatically when a new model arrives soon. The new C-Class, for example, is pictured above.

• Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada – May 2015
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• Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada – April 2014
• Top 10 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada – May 2013
• Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – May 2014 YTD
• Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada – 2013 Year End
• Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada – May 2014

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.

May 2015 • June 2014 • April 2014May 2013

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
%
Change
May
2014
May
2013
#1
Chevrolet Avalanche
-99.4% 2 319
#2
Nissan Quest
-96.3% 3 81
#3
Nissan Cube
-96.2% 1 26
#4
Dodge Avenger
-95.8% 52 1244
#5
Acura TSX
-77.7% 21 94
#6
Infiniti Q60/G
-67.1% 26 79
#7
Infiniti Q70/M
-66.7% 6 18
#8
Mitsubishi i MiEV
-63.6% 8 22
#9
Audi A8
-63.3% 22 60
#10
Hyundai Sonata
-60.8% 711 1812
T11
Cadillac Escalade & ESV/EXT
-60.0% 32 80
T11
Subaru Tribeca
-60.0% 8 20
#13
Lexus LS
-57.9% 16 38
#14
Infiniti QX70/FX
-57.1% 27 63
#15
Nissan Maxima
-55.4% 37 83
#16
Lincoln Navigator
-54.5% 10 22
#17
Volkswagen Golf
-54.4% 562 1233
#18
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
-49.5% 491 973
#19
Ford Expedition
-47.8% 84 161
#20
Nissan Armada
-47.1% 27 51

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
May
2014
May
2013
%
Change
T1
Nissan Cube
1 26 -96.2%
T1
Lexus LFA
1
T1
Kia K900
1
#4
Chevrolet Avalanche
2 319 -99.4%
T5
Nissan Quest
3 81 -96.3%
T5
Lincoln MKC
3
T5
Cadillac ELR
3
#8
Infiniti Q70/M
6 18 -66.7%
#9
Hyundai Equus
7 8 -12.5%
T10
Mitsubishi i MiEV
8 22 -63.6%
T10
Subaru Tribeca
8 20 -60.0%
T12
Lincoln Navigator
10 22 -54.5%
T12
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
10 3 233%
T14
Kia Cadenza
12 14 -14.3%
T14
Honda CR-Z
12 7 71.4%
#16
Jaguar XK
13 7 85.7%
#17
Nissan GT-R
14 20 -30.0%
#18
Dodge Viper
15 5 200%
#19
Lexus LS
16 38 -57.9%
#20
Audi R8
17 10 70.0%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
Vehicles which sold at least once in May 2013 but didn’t sell at all in May 2014: BMW 1-Series, Dodge Caliber, Jeep Liberty, Mercedes-Benz R-Class, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Acura ZDX, Honda Insight, Hyundai Veracruz, Suzuki Kizashi, Suzuki SX4, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Volkswagen Routan, Volvo C30, Volvo C70
Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce do not release monthly sales data. Bentley and Maserati do not report model-specific sales data.