Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America - July 2014

2012 Scion iQ
In the lead-up to the arrival of their TLX sedan, Acura plays a starring role on this list of July 2014's 20 worst-selling vehicles in America.


• All Makes & Models Ranked By U.S. July 2014 YTD Sales


The ZDX, TSX, and TL will all be killed off. The ZDX has been dying a slow death for months now, but dealers are slow to offload the undesirable crossover. As a result, sales of the TSX and TL have dwindled. Meanwhile, the Acura RLX (and its RL predecessor) have always been low-volume cars. In July 2014, the RLX recorded far lower U.S. sales than it did one year ago.


• Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In America - July 2014


Overall Acura passenger car sales slid 53% in July; the ILX was down 17% to 1235 units. At parent brand Honda, passenger car sales were level as the Accord, America's second-best-selling car, jumped 11% and the Civic, America's fourth-best-selling car, slid 7%.

The majority of these worst sellers are nameplates which have either been cancelled, placed on hiatus, or are approaching replacement. In no case is this more apparent than with Volkswagen's Routan, a Dodge Grand Caravan copy that went off the production line two years ago. 

Yet there are vehicles suffering from a severe case of DPS, Decreasing Popularity Syndrome, because they're simply not competitive with their current pricing schemes. Case in point, the Dodge Viper.

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.

July 2015 • August 2014 • June 2014July 2013
Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
%
Change
July
2014
July
2013
#1
Volkswagen Routan
-99.4% 1155
#2
Volvo C70
-91.1% 27304
#3
Acura ZDX
-82.9% 741
#4
Acura TSX
-71.5%4791680
#5
Subaru Tribeca
-66.4% 43128
#6
Acura RLX/RL
-66.3% 208617
#7
Kia Cadenza
-63.9% 5871627
#8
Mitsubishi i MiEV
-63.0% 1746
#9
Toyota Yaris
-61.0% 6761759
#10
Acura TL
-60.1% 7361843
#11
Jaguar XF
-59.3% 240589
#12
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
-58.3% 1024
#13
Porsche Cayman
-55.1% 267594
#14
BMW X1
-53.5% 10032157
#15
Volkswagen Beetle
-53.3% 24525256
#16
Volvo XC90
-53.1% 380811
#17
Dodge Viper
-51.1% 4694
#18
Lincoln MKS
-48.9% 5301038
#19
Scion iQ
-48.2% 174336
#20
Infiniti G Sedan *
-48.1% 13402580

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
July
2014
July
2013
%
Change
#1
Volkswagen Routan
1155-99.4%
#2
Porsche 918 Spyder
3------
#3
Acura ZDX
741-82.9%
#4
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
1024-58.3%
#5
Mitsubishi i MiEV
1746-63.0%
#6
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
1828-35.7%
#7
Volvo C70
27304-91.1%
#8
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
4121950%
#9
Subaru Tribeca
43128-66.4%
#10
Dodge Viper
4694-51.1%
#11
Audi R8
5374-28.4%
#12
Nissan GT-R
91129-29.5%
#13
Audi TT
101160-36.9%
#14
Volvo S80
118146-19.2%
#15
BMW Z4
120217-44.7%
#16
Kia K900
132------
#17
Jaguar XK
14111324.8%
#18
Mini Paceman
149226-34.1%
#19
Scion iQ
174336-48.2%
#20
Cadillac ELR
188------
Source: Automakers & ANDC
Vehicles which sold at least once in July 2013 but not at all in July 2014: Honda Element, Lexus HS250h, Hyundai Veracruz, Mercedes-Benz R-Class, GMC Canyon, Jeep Liberty, Mitsubishi Galant, Volvo C30, Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Avalanche,
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 2461 Q50 sedans in July 2014 and 682 Q60 coupes. 
Sub-models: Mini sold 84 Cooper Coupes and 150 Roadsters. Cooper Coupe sales dropped 62% Cooper Roadster sales slid 37%. Cooper Clubman sales slid 48% to 250.

RECOMMENDED READING
Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America - July 2015
Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America - August 2014
Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America - June 2014
Top 10 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America - July 2013
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings - July 2014 YTD

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please stay on topic. Feel free to argue and debate, but stay friendly and do not get personal. Comments signed as Anonymous will likely be rejected as possible spam. Login with a Google account or assign yourself a name. Keep in mind, kids read this site.

If the post on which you are commenting is more than 40 days old, the comment will undergo moderation as a means of avoiding spam.