Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada – August 2014


2014 Lexus LS600hL

The cancelled Nissan Quest and Dodge Avenger lead the way on August 2014’s list of the 20 worst-selling vehicles in Canada. Sales of the Infiniti Q70, BMW Z4, Chrysler 300, Acura RLX, and Dodge Charger – continuing nameplates all – were particularly disappointing. 

• All Makes & Models Ranked By August 2014 YTD Canadian Sales

In terms of volume alone, the rarity of the Quest was only matched by the Kia K900. Porsche delivered three times as many 918 Spyders as Kia Canada did K900s. 

There are other big non-German luxury sedans on the list, too. The K900’s Hyundai Equus partner and the Lexus LS attracted only 11 August sales each. One of those LS sedans was a hybrid LS600hL. 

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
Nissan Quest
-98.9% 1 87
#2
Dodge Avenger
-98.4% 10 642
#3
Infiniti Q70/M
-83.8% 6 37
#4
BMW Z4
-81.1% 7 37
#5
Chrysler 300
-80.9% 51 267
#6
Acura RLX/RL
-76.5% 4 17
#7
Dodge Charger
-74.4% 116 454
#8
Subaru Tribeca
-66.7% 9 27
#9
Honda Fit
-63.1% 333 902
#10
Kia Rondo
-62.8% 350 940
#11
Audi R8
-57.1% 6 14
#12
Lincoln MKT
-54.5% 15 33
#13
Kia Optima
-54.3% 502 1098
#14
Scion iQ
-54.1% 17 37
#15
Hyundai Genesis Coupe *
-51.1% 116 237
T16
Mitsubishi i MiEV
-50.0% 10 20
T16
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
-50.0% 14 28
#18
Kia Sedona
-49.5% 51 101
#19
Scion tC
-44.7% 121 219
#20
Volvo XC70
-44.4% 35 63

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
August
2014
August
2013
%
Change
T1
Nissan Quest
1 87 -98.9%
T1
Kia K900
1
#3
Porsche 918 Spyder
3
T4
Acura RLX/RL
4 17 -76.5%
T4
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
4 6 -33.3%
#6
Jaguar XK
5 3 66.7%
T7
Infiniti Q70/M
6 37 -83.8%
T7
Audi R8
6 14 -57.1%
T7
Dodge Viper
6 9 -33.3%
#10
BMW Z4
7 37 -81.1%
T11
Subaru Tribeca
9 27 -66.7%
T11
Nissan GT-R
9 7 28.6%
T13
Dodge Avenger
10 642 -98.4%
T13
Mitsubishi i MiEV
10 20 -50.0%
T13
Lincoln MKS
10 12 -16.7%
T13
Cadillac ELR
10 —%
T17
Lexus LS
11 11 0.0%
T17
Hyundai Equus
11 9 22.2%
#19
Lexus LX570
12 15 -20.0%
#20
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
14 28 -50.0%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
Vehicles which sold at least once in August 2013 but not at all in August 2014: BMW 1-Series, Chevrolet Avalanche, Chevrolet Colorado, Acura TSX, Acura ZDX, Honda Insight, Hyundai Veracruz, Nissan Cube, Suzuki Kizashi, Suxuki SX4, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Volvo C30, Volvo C70, Volvo S80.
Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce do not release monthly sales data. Maserati does not report model-specific sales data.

* Hyundai Genesis sedan sales were up 126% to 215 units.

RECOMMENDED READING
Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada – August 2015
Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada – September 2014
Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada – July 2014
Top 10 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada – August 2013
Top 30 Best-Selling Vehicles In Canada – August 2014
Canada Auto Sales Brand Rankings – August 2014 YTD