Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada – 2014 Year End


2015 Infiniti Q70L

Measured by year-over-year percentage decline, discontinued vehicles accounted for the eight top spots on this list of the 20 worst-selling vehicles in Canada in 2014. The Infiniti Q70, however, is a continuing nameplate. Its sales were down 49% in 2014. 

All Vehicles Ranked By December & 2014 Year End Canadian Sales

And how about the Mazda 6? It was AJAC’s car of the year last year, but that did nothing to help Mazda move the metal in 2014. Sales of the 6 midsize sedan fell 28%, a loss of 1201 sales for Mazda Canada.

Numerous vehicles have valid excuses for spending time among the worst sellers. The Mazda 2 is about to be replaced, for example. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is being phased out in favour of the Mercedes AMG GT. 

But the Chevrolet Orlando is a worst seller because Canadians have manifested a desire to not buy them. The Chevrolet Spark has proven far more popular in more small-car-averse America. The Scion iQ has been ignored from the start.

Measured by volume, six of the cars only began their tenure in 2014, some of them (Lexus RC, Alfa Romeo 4C) at a late point in the year. Yet while the Kia K900 only arrived in Canada in March and thus didn’t have as great a shot at escaping the worst sellers list, there weren’t any sold in October or December, either. In other words, buyers don’t want the car, dealers therefore don’t want to stock the car, and there are therefore no K900s leaving showrooms.

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.

2015 • 2013 • 201220112010

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
%
Change
2014
2013
#1
BMW 1-Series
-99.8% 2 881
#2
Chevrolet Avalanche
-99.6% 11 2546
#3
Dodge Avenger
-93.6% 488 7631
#4
Nissan Cube
-91.8% 15 183
#5
Nissan Quest
-90.5% 63 662
#6
Acura ZDX
-87.8% 6 49
#7
Acura TSX
-79.0% 206 979
#8
Subaru Tribeca
-48.7% 120 234
#9
Infiniti Q70/M
-48.6% 128 249
#10
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
-43.3% 38 67
#11
Chevrolet Orlando
-42.9% 1339 2345
#12
Acura TL
-42.0% 1376 2374
#13
Mazda 2
-39.9% 2449 4072
#14
Chevrolet Spark
-38.2% 1577 2550
#15
Scion iQ
-36.1% 315 493
#16
Nissan Maxima
-35.5% 968 1500
#17
Mitsubishi i MiEV
-35.1% 109 168
#18
Toyota Matrix
-33.3% 7130 10,689
#19
Scion xD
-29.7% 258 367
#20
Mazda 6
-28.4% 3023 4224

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
2014
2013
%
Change
#1
Lexus LFA
1 1 0.0%
T2
BMW 1-Series
2 881 -99.8%
T2
Alfa Romeo 4C
2
#4
Porsche 918 Spyder
5
#5
Acura ZDX
6 49 -87.8%
#6
Chevrolet Avalanche
11 2546 -99.6%
#7
Nissan Cube
15 183 -91.8%
#8
Kia K900
23
#9
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
38 67 -43.3%
#10
Cadillac ELR
44
#11
Nissan Quest
63 662 -90.5%
#12
Hyundai Equus
65 83 -21.7%
#13
Volvo S80
68 59 15.3%
#14
Lexus RC
78
#15
Jaguar XK
85 94 -9.6%
#16
Honda CR-Z
100 72 38.9%
#17
Dodge Viper
107 52 106%
#18
Mitsubishi i MiEV
109 168 -35.1%
#19
Audi R8
116 111 4.5%
#20
Subaru Tribeca
120 234 -48.7%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
Vehicles which sold at least once in 2013 but not at all in 2014: Mercedes-Benz R-Class & SLR McLaren, Dodge Caliber, Jeep Liberty, Honda Insight, Hyundai Veracruz, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Suzuki Kizashi, Suzuki SX4, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Volkswagen Routan, Volvo C30, Volvo C70.

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