Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada - March 2016

2015 Chrysler 200 blue
In March 2016, a trio of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' cars once again played a striking role on Canada's list of the 20 worst-selling new vehicles.


Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model - March 2016 YTD


While in February the trio included the Fiat 500, Fiat 500L, and Chrysler 300, March's group included the Fiat 500L, Chrysler 200, and Dodge Dart. The latter pair are victims of FCA's restructuring – a future Chrysler midsize car and Dodge compact will likely be sourced by FCA, but not developed and built by FCA. More recently came news that the 200's Sterling Heights, Michigan, factory would suffer more than 1300 layoffs. Partially to blame for the shocking lack of demand for FCA cars – FCA is after all the best-selling manufacturer in Canada – is the plunging resale value of the 200 and Dart.

We weren't fans of the 200 to begin with. Complaining about its 9-speed automatic, the overall heft of the car, a snug rear seat, interior mish-mash, and a rich price tag, writing in October 2014 that, "Chrysler dealers already know consumers aren’t going to pay top dollar for this car."


In a group of the 20 most rapidly declining vehicles, three cars does not a complete March 2016 worst sellers list make. Numerous discontinued models – Ridgeline, Crosstour, xB, Orlando, Eos – are joined by a few models set for replacement or refreshing – GL-Class, Q60 – and a number of vehicles which simply didn't have the demand or ability to meet demand that they possessed one year ago. 

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.

April 2016 • February 2016March 2015

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
%
Change
March
2016
March
2015
#1
Honda Ridgeline
-98.4% 163
#2
Honda Crosstour
-97.6% 285
#3
Cadillac ELR
-88.9% 19
#4
Fiat 500L
-87.2% 35274
#5
Scion xB
-86.7% 1398
#6
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
-82.1% 40224
#7
Mazda 5
-79.1% 147703
#8
Volvo V60
-77.9% 23104
#9
Infiniti Q60
-77.5% 940
#10
Honda CR-Z
-76.9% 313
#11
Hyundai Veloster
-69.6% 117385
#12
Chevrolet Orlando
-66.7% 13
#13
Chrysler 200
-64.6% 4041140
#14
Volkswagen Eos
-63.2% 1438
#15
Hyundai Genesis Coupe
-60.8% 89227
#16
Kia Rondo
-59.5% 135333
#17
Hyundai Sonata
-57.7% 5221233
#18
Volvo XC70
-56.7% 1330
#19
Dodge Dart
-53.5% 223480
#20
Porsche 911
-51.6% 4695

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
T1
Cadillac ELR
19-88.9%
T1
Chevrolet Orlando
13-66.7%
T1
Honda Ridgeline
163-98.4%
T1
Kia K900
12-50.0%
T1
Porsche 918 Spyder
110.0%
T6
Honda Crosstour
285-97.6%
T6
Volvo S80
21100%
#8
Honda CR-Z
313-76.9%
#9
Dodge Viper
4333.3%
#10
Lexus LS
610-40.0%
#11
Mitsubishi i MiEV
78-12.5%
#12
Alfa Romeo 4C
8------
#13
Lincoln MKT
915-40.0%
#14
Infiniti Q60
940-77.5%
#15
BMW Z4
111010.0%
#16
Scion xB
1398-86.7%
#17
Volvo XC70
1330-56.7%
#18
Volkswagen Eos
1438-63.2%
#19
Mercedes-AMG GT
18------
#20
Nissan GT-R
181520.0%
Source: Automakers & Global Automakers Of Canada
Vehicles which sold at least once in March 2015 but not at all in March 2016: Audi R8, BMW 1-Series, Dodge Avenger, Hyundai Equus, Jaguar XK, Land Rover LR2, Mazda 2, Nissan Cube, Nissan Quest, Subaru Tribeca, Scion iQ, Scion xD, 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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Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada - April 2016
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