Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America – August 2014


2015 BMW i8

Fiat sold just 33 copies of its larger 500L in the United States in August 2014 as the Chrysler Group/FCA said the Fiat brand’s 20% decline was, “due to a Fiat 500L recall affecting an estimated 29,500 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada.” Sales of the non-L 500 were up 12% to 3329 units in August. 

• U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – August 2014 YTD

Among vehicles which generated sales in August, only the defunct Chevrolet Avalanche and cancelled Volvo C70 produced more drastic year-over-year declines than the 500L.

In terms of volume alone, the 500L ranked 13th among the lowest-volume vehicles in America, one spot ahead (behind?) the Dodge Viper. New to the list this month is the just-on-sale BMW i8, which certainly has the price tag, though not the desirability quotient, to remain among America’s lowest-volume vehicles for the foreseeable future. 

Porsche reported 15 918 Spyder sales in August, Audi sold 50 R8s, and Mercedes-Benz sold 26 copies of the slowly-dying SLS AMG.

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.

August 2015 • September 2014 • July 2014August 2013

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
%
Change
August
2014
August
2013
#1
Chevrolet Avalanche
-99.7% 5 1525
#2
Volvo C70
-97.6% 13 541
#3
Fiat 500L
-97.3% 33 1214
#4
BMW X6
-93.2% 28 414
#5
Acura ZDX
-89.7% 3 29
#6
Acura TSX
-86.3% 240 1755
#7
Subaru Tribeca
-83.2% 23 137
#8
Toyota Yaris
-83.2% 523 3104
#9
Acura TL
-79.2% 463 2227
#10
Kia Cadenza
-68.9% 522 1677
#11
Chevrolet Captiva Sport
-67.0% 1893 5735
#12
Infiniti Q70/M
-64.6% 174 491
#13
Jaguar XF
-62.4% 285 757
#14
Audi TT
-56.6% 86 198
#15
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
-56.1% 314 716
#16
Dodge Avenger
-54.3% 2905 6351
#17
Volkswagen CC
-53.5% 787 1693
#18
Acura RLX/RL
-52.9% 216 459
#19
Scion iQ
-49.4% 219 433
#20
Infiniti G Sedan ^
-48.8% 1546 3020

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
August
2014
August
2013
%
Change
#1
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
1 1 0.0%
T2
Acura ZDX
3 29 -89.7%
T2
Lexus LFA
3
#4
Chevrolet Avalanche
5 1525 -99.7%
#5
BMW i8
9
#6
Volvo C70
13 541 -97.6%
#7
Porsche 918 Spyder
15
#8
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
17 27 -37.0%
#9
Mitsubishi i MiEV
20 30 -33.3%
#10
Subaru Tribeca
23 137 -83.2%
#11
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
26 32 -18.8%
#12
BMW X6
28 414 -93.2%
#13
Fiat 500L
33 1214 -97.3%
#14
Dodge Viper
38 61 -37.7%
#15
Audi R8
50 76 -34.2%
#16
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
51
#17
Audi TT
86 198 -56.6%
#18
Kia K900
102
#19
BMW Z4
114 177 -35.6%
#20
Volvo S80
132 197 -33.0%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
Vehicles which sold at least once in August 2013 but not at all in August 2014: Jeep Liberty, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Honda FCX, Hyundai Veracruz, Mitsubishi Endeavor, Volkswagen Routan, Volvo C30
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 2655 Q50 sedans in August 2014.

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