Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America – May 2015


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A large chunk of America’s fastest-falling new vehicle nameplates in May 2015 are vehicles which are far from new and, in fact, are no longer on sale. 

The four worst sellers – Captiva Sport, TSX, FJ Cruiser, LR2 – as well as seven other members of the top 20 are discontinued vehicles.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – May 2015 YTD

Lumped in with them are vehicles which are, for the most part, either on hiatus (Ridgeline) or in the midst of cramped production (Grand Caravan, Town & Country), or awaiting soon-coming replacement (Maxima, TT). 

In terms of the lowest-volume vehicles in America, aside from the discontinued vehicles, the majority are vehicles intended to be low-volume products: 918 Spyder, 4C, Viper, R8.

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.

May 2016 • June 2015 • April 2015 • May 2014

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
%
Change
May
2015
May
2014
#1
Chevrolet Captiva Sport
-99.97% 2 6204
#2
Acura TSX
-99.6% 4 941
#3
Toyota FJ Cruiser
-99.5% 8 1611
#4
Land Rover LR2
-99.5% 2 389
#5
Audi TT
-99.5% 1 189
#6
Acura TL
-99.3% 10 1480
#7
Mazda 2
-99.2% 10 1294
#8
Honda Ridgeline
-98.2% 26 1425
#9
Dodge Avenger
-98.2% 111 6055
#10
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
-91.4% 3 35
#11
Scion xD
-88.8% 92 823
#12
Jaguar XK
-75.2% 30 121
#13
Scion iQ
-73.4% 64 241
#14
Honda Insight
-71.8% 139 493
#15
Infiniti Q60
-63.4% 367 1004
#16
Chrysler Town & Country
-61.1% 5753 14,799
#17
Volvo V60
-56.4% 241 553
#18
Dodge Grand Caravan
-55.6% 6320 14,232
#19
BMW X3
-55.0% 2575 5723
#20
Nissan Maxima
-51.5% 1578 3256

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
May
2015
May
2014
%
Change
T1
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
1
T1
Audi TT
1 189 -99.5%
T3
Chevrolet Captiva Sport
2 6204 -99.97%
T3
Land Rover LR2
2 389 -99.5%
#5
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
3 35 -91.4%
#6
Acura TSX
4 941 -99.6%
T7
Fiat 500X
8
T7
Toyota FJ Cruiser
8 1611 -99.5%
T9
Acura TL
10 1480 -99.3%
T9
Mazda 2
10 1294 -99.2%
#11
Mitsubishi i MiEV
18 35 -48.6%
#12
Porsche 918 Spyder
20
#13
Honda Ridgeline
26 1425 -98.2%
#14
Jaguar XK
30 121 -75.2%
#15
Alfa Romeo 4C
40
#16
Dodge Viper
58 63 -7.9%
#17
Scion iQ
64 241 -73.4%
#18
Audi R8
73 52 40.4%
#19
BMW Z4
78 108 -27.8%
#20
Scion xD
92 823 -88.8%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
Vehicles which sold at least once in May 2014 but not at all in May 2015: Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, Chevrolet Avalanche, Acura ZDX, Subaru Tribeca, Lexus LFA, Volkswagen Routan, Volvo C30, Volvo C70.
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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