Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America – September 2014


2015 Kia K900

U.S. sales of the Kia K900 have declined in five consecutive months after peaking at 260 units in its first full month on sale, April 2014. Only 56 K900s were sold in September 2014. Hyundai sold 261 copies of the Equus, a 30% decline year-over-year.

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

Kia Cadenza sales, meanwhile, rose 19% to 1105 units. Compared with cars like the Chevrolet Impala, Chrysler 300, and even the Toyota Avalon, that’s a disappointing figure. But for Kia, the Cadenza may represent the peak of what’s possible. The K900 is a rear-wheel-drive, V8-powered sedan with a base price of $59,500. Is the K900 a ridiculous deal? Yes. Is it what people want? Clearly not.

Kia knows we’re going to pay particular attention to the K900’s disappointing tallies, so they place an asterisk on their monthly sales release, saying, “2015 K900 V8 available in select trims and in select markets with limited availability.” If there were multiple K900s sitting in every Kia showroom across America, it still wouldn’t change the fact that sedan buyers with $60,000 don’t want a Kia. Only 14 nameplates sold less often in September 2014 than the Kia. 

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.

September 2015 • October 2014 • August 2014September 2013

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
%
Change
September
2014
September
2013
#1
Chevrolet Captiva Sport
-98.7% 42 3248
#2
Volvo C30
-98.7% 1 79
#3
Volvo C70 -97.9% 5 240
#4
Acura TSX
-95.5% 58 1294
#5
BMW X6
-95.2% 19 394
#6
Subaru Tribeca
-88.8% 13 116
#7
Acura TL
-87.1% 142 1102
#8
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
-83.3% 7 42
#9
Acura ZDX
-82.4% 3 17
#10
Audi TT
-76.4% 42 178
#11
Toyota Yaris
-75.7% 598 2465
#12
BMW 7-Series
-72.1% 480 1723
#13
Dodge Avenger
-67.1% 1677 5099
#14
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
-65.2% 8 23
#15
BMW 5-Series
-60.6% 1407 3574
#16
Nissan Quest
-60.3% 395 996
#17
Volvo XC90
-60.3% 181 456
#18
Mini Paceman
-59.3% 195 479
#19
Jaguar XF
-59.2% 258 632
#20
Volkswagen CC
-56.4% 627 1437
Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
September
2014
September
2013
%
Change
T1
Volvo C30
1 79 -98.7%
T1
Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
1
#3
Acura ZDX
3 17 -82.4%
#4
Volvo C70
5 240 -97.9%
#5
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
7 42 -83.3%
#6
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
8 23 -65.2%
#7
GMC Canyon
11 8 37.5%
#8
Subaru Tribeca
13 116 -88.8%
#9
Mitsubishi i MiEV
15 20 -25.0%
#10
BMW X6
19 394 -95.2%
#11
Chevrolet Colorado
36 41 -12.2%
T12
Chevrolet Captiva Sport
42 3248 -98.7%
T12
Audi TT
42 178 -76.4%
#14
Audi R8
55 53 3.8%
#15
Kia K900
56
#16
BMW i8
58
#17
Acura TSX
58 1294 -95.5%
#18
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
65 2 3150%
#19
Jaguar XK
99 67 47.8%
#20
Dodge Viper
108 45 140%
Source: Automakers & ANDC
Vehicles which sold at least once in September 2013 but not at all in September 2014: Jeep Liberty, Mercedes-Benz R-Class, Chevrolet Avalanche, Mazda Tribute, Mitsubishi Galant, Lexus LFA, and Volkswagen Routan. 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 2742 Q50 sedans in September 2014.
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