Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America – 2015 Year End


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Not only do these lists of mostly extinct models display the zones in which the U.S. auto industry lost sales in 2015, they also, for the most part, showcase sectors in which their respective automakers have decided not to compete in the future.

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model: 2015 Year End

Take the Volvo C70 as an example. Volvo isn’t replacing the brand’s hardtop convertible with a separate “sporting model” in the near future. The defunct Toyota FJ Cruiser isn’t being replaced with a futuristic Jeep Wrangler rival in place of the retro FJ. Mazda’s 2 departure is the same as Mazda USA’s departure from the conventional American subcompact market.

The Chevrolet Avalanche represents GM’s focus on conventional full-size pickup trucks, not elongated crew cabs with flexible beds/cabins. The Scion iQ is gone, leaving Smart to focus on the true U.S. city car market on its own.

There are exceptions, of course. Acura’s TSX and TL are gone, but Acura sold 47,080 copies of the TLX in 2015. The Land Rover LR2 made way for the Discovery Sport and its 7611 sales in 2015. The Honda Ridgeline and Infiniti Q60? We’ll see their production replacements soon.

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.

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Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
%
Change
2015
2014
#1
Chevrolet Captiva Sport
-99.8% 55 35,368
#2
Acura TSX
-99.4% 35 6287
#3
Acura TL
-99.2% 88 10,616
#4
Volvo C70
-99.1% 7 779
#5
Toyota FJ Cruiser
-98.4% 229 14,718
#6
Land Rover LR2
-97.9% 77 3619
#7
Mazda 2
-97.8% 297 13,615
#8
Dodge Avenger
-97.5% 1268 51,705
#9
Acura ZDX
-97.4% 2 78
#10
Honda Ridgeline
-96.1% 520 13,389
#11
Chevrolet Avalanche
-91.3% 8 92
#12
Scion xD
-89.2% 794 7377
#13
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
-87.5% 29 232
#14
Jaguar XK
-79.8% 293 1452
#15
Scion iQ
-76.4% 482 2040
#16
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
-75.6% 54 221
#17
Nissan Cube
-75.1% 943 3785
#18
Honda Insight
-63.2% 1458 3965
#19
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
-50.0% 4 8
#20
Infiniti Q60
-49.0% 3949 7740

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
2015
2014
%
Change
#1
Acura ZDX
2 78 -97.4%
#2
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
4 8 -50.0%
#3
Volvo C70
7 779 -99.1%
#4
Chevrolet Avalanche
8 92 -91.3%
#5
Lexus LFA
9 17 -47.1%
#6
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
29 232 -87.5%
#7
Acura TSX
35 6287 -99.4%
#8
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
54 221 -75.6%
#9
Chevrolet Captiva Sport
55 35,368 -99.8%
#10
Land Rover LR2
77 3619 -97.9%
#11
Acura TL
88 10,616 -99.2%
#12
Mitsubishi i MiEV
115 196 -41.3%
#13
Porsche 918 Spyder
203 96 111%
#14
Toyota FJ Cruiser
229 14,718 -98.4%
#15
Jaguar XK
293 1452 -79.8%
#16
Mazda 2
297 13,615 -97.8%
#17
Scion iQ
482 2040 -76.4%
#18
Audi R8
495 735 -32.7%
#19
Honda Ridgeline
520 13,389 -96.1%
#20
Alfa Romeo 4C
663 91 629%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
Vehicles which sold at least once in 2014 but didn’t sell at all in 2015: Hyundai Veracruz, Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, Mitsubishi Galant, Subaru Tribeca, Volkswagen Routan, Volvo C30. We have not made any vehicle eligible for 2015’s worst sellers lists which weren’t on sale at the beginning of 2015.
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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