Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada – November 2015


2015 Hyundai Sonata orange

We compile monthly worst seller lists for three big reasons. One, we like to give the people what they want. Two, despite criticism that the lists too often include high-end supercars and discontinued models which are all intentionally or automatically rare, the vehicles which aren’t high-end supercars or discontinued stand out as a result. And three, well, we really like to give the people what they want.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – November 2015 YTD

November 2015’s list of the 20 most rapidly declining new vehicles in Canada includes two discontinued models at the top – the Honda Crosstour and Mazda 2 – but then displays a lengthy list of continuing nameplates. Thoroughly established cars. Popular vehicles. Even some periodic top sellers.


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But in November 2015, their sales crumbled. True, some, like the Mercedes-Benz GLK and Buick LaCrosse, are entering a replacement phase. The Dodge Viper is bidding a long goodbye. Others may be in the midst of a particularly tumultuous model year transition, where inventory wasn’t well matched to demand. The Honda Fit’s production is moving to make way for more HR-V production in Mexico. The Volkswagen Touareg and Audi Q7 are especially hindered by VW’s TDI emissions scandal. 

2015 Chrysler 200

But the Hyundai Sonata and Chrysler 200, two of Canada’s more popular midsize cars? Their sales were down 50% and 45%, respectively, in November. The Kia Rondo? Canadians prefer full-size minivans. Three Toyota products – Avalon, Prius C, Lexus RC – all tanked. The Fiat 500 and 500L are in sharp decline.

Yes, the Nissan GT-R and Alfa Romeo 4C are uncommon cars, and you knew they would be. But sometimes the worst seller list highlights factors in the auto industry that surprise many, and disappoint many more.

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.

November 2016 • December 2015 • October 2015November 2014

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
%
Change
November
2015
November
2014
#1
Honda Crosstour
-95.9% 3 74
#2
Mazda 2
-93.0% 12 172
#3
Smart Fortwo
-85.4% 59 403
#4
Lincoln MKT
-85.2% 4 27
#5
Mazda CX-9
-77.8% 71 320
#6
Dodge Viper
-72.7% 47 172
#7
Honda Fit
-70.1% 525 1755
#8
Lexus GS
-69.7% 10 33
#9
Fiat 500L
-69.6% 21 69
#10
Mercedes-Benz G-Class
-65.5% 19 55
#11
Toyota Avalon
-63.5% 31 85
#12
Volkswagen Touareg
-62.5% 84 224
#13
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
-59.2% 256 628
#14
Fiat 500
-58.1% 93 222
#15
Lexus RC
-53.6% 26 56
#16
Kia Rondo
-51.8% 135 280
#17
Toyota Prius C
-51.7% 125 259
#18
Hyundai Sonata
-50.4% 725 1461
#19
Buick LaCrosse
-47.7% 91 174
#20
Chrysler 200
-45.1% 624 1136

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
November
2015
November
2014
%
Change
#1
Dodge Viper
1 4 -75.0%
#2
Kia K900
2 2 0.0%
T3
Hyundai Equus
3 2 50.0%
T3
Honda Crosstour
3 74 -95.9%
T5
Honda CR-Z
4 5 -20.0%
T5
Lincoln MKT
4 27 -85.2%
T5
BMW Z4
4 4 0.0%
#8
Nissan GT-R
5 5 0.0%
#9
Lincoln MKS
6 6 0.0%
#10
Mitsubishi i MiEV
8 4 100%
#11
Alfa Romeo 4C
9
T12
Volkswagen Eos
10 17 -41.2%
T12
Lexus GS
10 33 -69.7%
T14
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
12 5 140%
T14
Mazda 2
12 172 -93.0%
#16
Infiniti Q60
13 22 -40.9%
T17
Lexus LS
15 9 66.7%
T17
Mercedes-AMG GT
15
T19
Kia Cadenza
16 13 23.1%
T19
Acura RLX
16 8 100%

Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
Vehicles which sold at least once in November 2014 but not at all in November 2015: Porsche 918 Spyder, Jaguar XK, Subaru Tribeca, Cadillac ELR, Audi R8, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Scion xD, Acura TL, Chevrolet Orlando, Land Rover LR2, Honda Ridgeline, Toyota Matrix.
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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