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.”

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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.

March 2017 • April 2016 • February 2016March 2015

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
%
Change
March
2016
March
2015
#1
Honda Ridgeline
-98.4% 1 63
#2
Honda Crosstour
-97.6% 2 85
#3
Cadillac ELR
-88.9% 1 9
#4
Fiat 500L
-87.2% 35 274
#5
Scion xB
-86.7% 13 98
#6
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
-82.1% 40 224
#7
Mazda 5
-79.1% 147 703
#8
Volvo V60
-77.9% 23 104
#9
Infiniti Q60
-77.5% 9 40
#10
Honda CR-Z
-76.9% 3 13
#11
Hyundai Veloster
-69.6% 117 385
#12
Chevrolet Orlando
-66.7% 1 3
#13
Chrysler 200
-64.6% 404 1140
#14
Volkswagen Eos
-63.2% 14 38
#15
Hyundai Genesis Coupe
-60.8% 89 227
#16
Kia Rondo
-59.5% 135 333
#17
Hyundai Sonata
-57.7% 522 1233
#18
Volvo XC70
-56.7% 13 30
#19
Dodge Dart
-53.5% 223 480
#20
Porsche 911
-51.6% 46 95

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
T1
Cadillac ELR
1 9 -88.9%
T1
Chevrolet Orlando
1 3 -66.7%
T1
Honda Ridgeline
1 63 -98.4%
T1
Kia K900
1 2 -50.0%
T1
Porsche 918 Spyder
1 1 0.0%
T6
Honda Crosstour
2 85 -97.6%
T6
Volvo S80
2 1 100%
#8
Honda CR-Z
3 13 -76.9%
#9
Dodge Viper
4 3 33.3%
#10
Lexus LS
6 10 -40.0%
#11
Mitsubishi i MiEV
7 8 -12.5%
#12
Alfa Romeo 4C
8
#13
Lincoln MKT
9 15 -40.0%
#14
Infiniti Q60
9 40 -77.5%
#15
BMW Z4
11 10 10.0%
#16
Scion xB
13 98 -86.7%
#17
Volvo XC70
13 30 -56.7%
#18
Volkswagen Eos
14 38 -63.2%
#19
Mercedes-AMG GT
18
#20
Nissan GT-R
18 15 20.0%

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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