Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America – December 2014


Compared with December 2013, 24 different new vehicle nameplates suffered the loss of at least half their sales in December 2014. The majority of those vehicles are either soon-to-be-defunct models, many more are waiting for their replacements. And waiting. And waiting.

America’s 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In 2014

There are others, however, which weren’t terribly desirable a year ago, are even less desirable now, and aren’t that easy to locate even if you did desire ownership. 

• U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – December 2014 Year End

Consider the Chevrolet SS, which plunged 61% to just 93 U.S. sales in December 2014. That was the SS’s lowest full-month total since the car arrived late last year; its first full month with fewer than three digits.

Then there’s the Acura RLX, which slid 61% to just 233 units, just 4% of Acura’s car total; just 1% of the Acura brand’s total December volume; just 1/24th the total achieved by the BMW 5-Series in what was a down month for the BMW.

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.  

December 2015 • January 2015 • November 2014December 2013

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
%
Change
December
2014
December
2013
#1
Volvo C70
-99.5% 1 195
#2
Chevrolet Captiva Sport
-99.4% 15 2634
#3
Chevrolet Avalanche
-98.4% 2 127
#4
Acura TSX
-98.3% 17 1019
#5
Acura TL
-95.8% 76 1795
#6
Subaru Tribeca
-93.7% 9 143
#7
Audi TT
-92.5% 12 159
#8
Dodge Avenger
-90.8% 455 4950
#9
Volvo XC90
-90.1% 68 688
#10
Mazda 2
-87.1% 159 1228
#11
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
-86.4% 6 44
#12
Acura ZDX
-85.7% 2 14
#13
Land Rover LR2
-80.8% 74 385
#14
Mini Paceman
-80.2% 129 650
#15
Honda Ridgeline
-69.2% 481 1563
#16
Toyota FJ Cruiser
-69.2% 402 1305
#17
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
-68.9% 14 45
#18
Chevrolet SS
-61.1% 93 239
#19
Acura RLX/RL
-61.0% 233 597
#20
Volvo S80
-57.5% 79 186

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
December
2014
December
2013
%
Change
T1
Volvo C70
1 195 -99.5%
T1
Lexus LFA
1 1 0.0%
T1
Mercedes-Benz R-Class 1
T4
Chevrolet Avalanche
2 127 -98.4%
T4
Acura ZDX
2 14 -85.7%
#6
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
6 44 -86.4%
#7
Subaru Tribeca
9 143 -93.7%
T8
Audi TT
12 159 -92.5%
T8
Mitsubishi i MiEV
12 11 9.1%
#10
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
14 45 -68.9%
#11
Chevrolet Captiva Sport
15 2634 -99.4%
#12
Acura TSX
17 1019 -98.3%
#13
Porsche 918 Spyder
39
#14
Audi R8
64 70 -8.6%
#15
Alfa Romeo 4C
67
#16
Volvo XC90
68 688 -90.1%
#17
Land Rover LR2
74 385 -80.8%
#18
Acura TL
76 1795 -95.8%
#19
Volvo S80
79 186 -57.5%
#20
Scion iQ
87 201 -56.7%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
Vehicles which sold at least once in December 2013 but not at all in December 2014: Mitsubishi Galant, Volkswagen Routan, Volvo C30. For the purposes of worst seller lists, GCBC does not include commercial vans, the Chevrolet Caprice PPV, and the Honda FCX.
Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce do not release monthly sales data. Bentley and Maserati do not report model-specific sales data.
 

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Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America – December 2015
Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America – January 2015
Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America – November 2014 
Top 10 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America – December 2013 
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – December 2014 & Year End 
Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America – 2014 Year End