Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America - September 2015

2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country
Even in its second month on sale, Volvo's elevated S60, the Cross Country, was still an abnormally rare car in America.


U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - August 2015 YTD


The Volvo S60 CC arrived in North America in August and generated 50 U.S. sales. That figure fell to only 29 units in September 2015 as Volvo managed to push 1265 copies of the regular S60 sedan. 

Volvo also sold 134 copies of the V60 Cross Country, essentially an S60 CC wagon.

As Volvo looked for answers to its gradual U.S. decline, they surely had to know – as we know – that the S60 Cross Country was not going to be that car. Just as Subaru's Outback SUS was a failed experiment, combining a swoopy sedan bodystyle with SUVesque ride height in a Swedish package isn't going to propel Volvo back to the days of 100K+ annual U.S. sales, a feat last accomplished in 2007. 

The second-generation XC90 is the far likelier answer to Volvo's troubles. In September, Volvo sold 1182 XC90s, equal to 21% of the brand's total volume.

The S60 CC could become more readily available. Volvo could, perhaps, sell more than 100 copies per month. In September, however, it was the 15th worst-selling vehicle in America in terms of outright volume, joining a large group of supercars and discontinued models.

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.

October 2015 • August 2015September 2014
Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
%
Change
September
2015
September
2014
#1
Toyota FJ Cruiser
-99.9% 11300
#2
Honda Ridgeline
-99.8% 2978
#3
Mazda 2
-99.7% 41585
#4
Land Rover LR2
-99.6% 2449
#5
Acura TL
-99.3% 1142
#6
Acura TSX
-98.3% 158
#7
Dodge Avenger
-98.1% 321677
#8
Scion xD
-97.6% 12508
#9
Scion iQ
-94.7% 7132
#10
Nissan Cube
-89.9% 24238
#11
Infiniti Q40
-82.4% 150881
#12
Jaguar XK
-81.8% 1899
#13
Honda Fit
-80.7% 12796628
#14
Mitsubishi i MiEV
-80.0% 315
#15
Nissan GT-R
-76.1% 38159
#16
Audi R8
-74.5% 1455
#17
Honda Insight
-73.3% 64240
#18
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
-72.8% 2991100
#19
BMW 7-Series
-72.1% 134480
#20
Porsche 918 Spyder
-69.2% 413

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
September
2015
September
2014
%
Change
T1
Acura TL
1142-99.3%
T1
Acura TSX
158-98.3%
T1
Lexus LFA
1------
T1
Toyota FJ Cruiser
11300-99.9%
T5
Honda Ridgeline
2978-99.8%
T5
Land Rover LR2
2449-99.6%
#7
Mitsubishi i MiEV
315-80.0%
T8
Mazda 2
41585-99.7%
T8
Porsche 918 Spyder
413-69.2%
#10
Scion iQ
7132-94.7%
#11
Scion xD
12508-97.6%
#12
Audi R8
1455-74.5%
#13
Jaguar XK
1899-81.8%
#14
Nissan Cube
24238-89.9%
#15
Volvo S60 Cross Country
29------
#16
Dodge Avenger
321677-98.1%
#17
Cadillac ELR
36111-67.6%
#18
Nissan GT-R
38159-76.1%
#19
Dodge Viper
49108-54.6%
#20
Alfa Romeo 4C
54------
Source: Automakers & ANDC
Vehicles which sold at least once in September 2014 but not at all in September 2015: Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Chevrolet Captiva Sport, Acura ZDX, Subaru Tribeca, Volvo C30, and 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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