Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada – September 2015


2015 Buick LaCrosse

Not unpredictably, Canada’s list of the 20 most rapidly declining vehicles in September 2015 is mostly filled with discontinued models and vehicles that are about to be replaced. This only serves to highlight the disappointments of vehicles which should now be active members of the marketplace.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – September 2015 YTD

The Buick LaCrosse, for instance, tumbled 73% in September 2015 and is down 32% through the first three quarters of 2015. The Lexus LS, always unpopular in Canada, lost 71% of its September 2014 volume in September 2015. 

The Dodge Dart, initially thought to have a chance of success in Canada, slid 68% in September and is down 61%, year-to-date. Another FCA product, the Chrysler 300, plunged 62% last month. Premium-priced vehicles like the Audi A6, GMC Yukon, and Volvo XC70 all lost around half their volume, as well.

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Measured purely by volume, September totals for high-end sports cars such as the Audi R8, Dodge Viper, and Mercedes-AMG GT continue to be low – it would be stranger if that wasn’t the case. But while GM Canada sold 300 Chevrolet Impalas last month, Kia only sold 12 Cadenzas. Mercedes-Benz sold 148 copies of the S-Class last month; Lexus only the pair of LS sedans.

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 2016 • October 2015 • August 2015September 2014

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
%
Change
September
2015
September
2014
#1
Honda Ridgeline
-96.3% 6 161
#2
Honda Crosstour
-94.0% 7 116
#3
Audi R8
-88.9% 1 9
#4
Mazda 2
-88.0% 22 184
#5
Dodge Viper
-85.7% 1 7
#6
Smart Fortwo
-84.2% 39 247
#7
Honda CR-Z
-81.8% 2 11
#8
Fiat 500L
-80.5% 26 133
#9
Jeep Compass
-78.2% 202 926
#10
Buick LaCrosse
-73.3% 82 307
#11
Lexus LS
-71.4% 2 7
#12
Dodge Dart
-67.9% 180 560
T13
Cadillac ELR
-66.7% 1 3
T13
BMW Z4
-66.7% 2 6
#15
Porsche Boxster
-65.8% 13 38
#16
Chrysler 300
-61.6% 94 245
#17
Audi A6
-52.9% 64 136
#18
GMC Yukon
-50.9% 164 334
#19
Dodge Challenger
-49.7% 82 163
#20
Volvo XC70
-49.1% 28 55

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
T1
Audi R8
1 9 -88.9%
T1
Dodge Viper
1 7 -85.7%
T1
Cadillac ELR
1 3 -66.7%
T1
Volvo S80
1 1 0.0%
T5
BMW Z4
2 6 -66.7%
T5
Honda CR-Z
2 11 -81.8%
T5
Lexus LS
2 7 -71.4%
#8
Hyundai Equus
3 4 -25.0%
#9
Kia K900
4 5 -20.0%
T10
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
6 11 -45.5%
T10
Mitsubishi i MiEV
6 7 -14.3%
T10
Honda Ridgeline
6 161 -96.3%
#13
Honda Crosstour
7 116 -94.0%
#14
Lexus LX570
8 13 -38.5%
#15
Mercedes-AMG GT
10
T16
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
12 18 -33.3%
T16
Kia Cadenza
12 21 -42.9%
T18
Audi A8
13 22 -40.9%
T18
Porsche Boxster
13 38 -65.8%
#20
Acura RLX 
14 16 -12.5%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
Vehicles which sold at least once in September 2014 but not at all in September 2015: Chevrolet Orlando, Acura TL, Acura ZDX, Land Rover LR2, Jaguar XK, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Porsche 918 Spyder, Subaru Tribeca, Scion xD, Toyota Matrix, and Toyota FJ Cruiser.
Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce do not release monthly sales data. Maserati does not report model-specific sales data.

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