Top 20 Worst-Selling Vehicles In America – April 2016


2017 Honda RIdgeline rear

The wait is almost over. 

Not that many have been waiting. With only a handful of Honda Ridgelines scattered across dealer forecourts in the United States, pickup truck sales took off as truck buyers continued to prove – just as they did when the Ridgeline was available – that they want their trucks to be, well, trucks. 

U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – April 2016 YTD

But there was a time when Honda sold a fair number of Ridgelines. I think, let me check the calendar, yes… it was a Thursday. 

In 2006.

But now the Ridgeline is set to return in second-generation form. Media reps from numerous outlets are driving the new Honda pickup this week. It’s more capable, more efficient, less unattractive, and appealing for reasons that don’t pertain to brodozers, imaginary horse trailers, and V8 engines.

In the meantime, the Ridgeline ranks among a number of discontinued models, soon-to-be-replaced nameplates, and high-end machinery as one of America’s lowest-volume, fastest-declining new vehicles in April 2016. But not for long.

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 2017 • May 2016 • March 2016April 2015

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle 
By Percentage Decline
%
Change
April
2016
April
2015
#1
Nissan Xterra
-99.8% 2 1100
#2
Infiniti Q40
-99.7% 4 1371
#3
Nissan Cube
-99.1% 1 113
#4
Scion xD
-99.1% 1 111
#5
Scion iQ
-98.6% 1 73
T6
Honda Ridgeline
-97.7% 1 43
T6
Jaguar XK
-97.7% 1 43
#8
Toyota Venza
-97.3% 57 2101
#9
Honda Insight
-95.1% 9 183
#10
Mazda CX-9
-94.6% 71 1321
#11
Honda Crosstour
-91.3% 72 826
#12
Mini Paceman
-89.0% 9 82
#13
Mazda 5
-87.6% 54 436
#14
Mazda 2
-85.7% 3 21
#15
Volkswagen Eos
-84.5% 39 252
#16
Land Rover LR2
-83.3% 1 6
#17
Scion xB
-77.8% 312 1406
#18
Infiniti Q60
-75.2% 94 379
#19
Nissan GT-R
-71.6% 46 162
#20
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
-64.6% 56 158

Rank
Worst-Selling Vehicle
By Volume
April
2016
April
2015
%
Change
T1
Honda Ridgeline
1 43 -97.7%
T1
Jaguar XK
1 43 -97.7%
T1
Land Rover LR2
1 6 -83.3%
T1
Nissan Cube
1 113 -99.1%
T1
Scion iQ
1 73 -98.6%
T1
Scion xD
1 111 -99.1%
#7
Nissan Xterra
2 1100 -99.8%
T8
Mazda 2
3 21 -85.7%
T8
Toyota FJ Cruiser
3 8 -62.5%
#10
Infiniti Q40
4 1371 -99.7%
#11
Mitsubishi i MiEV
6 16 -62.5%
T12
Mini Paceman
9 82 -89.0%
T12
Honda Insight
9 183 -95.1%
#14
Volkswagen Eos
39 252 -84.5%
#15
Toyota Mirai
41
#16
 Nissan GT-R
46 162 -71.6%
#17
Volvo S80
47 121 -61.2%
#18
Mazda 5
54 436 -87.6%
T19
Dodge Viper
56 56 0.0%
T19
Mercedes-Benz B-Class
56 158 -64.6%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
Vehicles which sold at least once in April 2015 but not at all in April 2016: Dodge Avenger, Chevrolet Avalanche, Chevrolet Captiva Sport, Acura TL, Acura TSX, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Porsche 918 Spyder.
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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