Fiat sold just 33 copies of its larger 500L in the United States in August 2014 as the Chrysler Group/FCA said the Fiat brand’s 20% decline was, “due to a Fiat 500L recall affecting an estimated 29,500 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada.” Sales of the non-L 500 were up 12% to 3329 units in August.
Among vehicles which generated sales in August, only the defunct Chevrolet Avalanche and cancelled Volvo C70 produced more drastic year-over-year declines than the 500L.
In terms of volume alone, the 500L ranked 13th among the lowest-volume vehicles in America, one spot ahead (behind?) the Dodge Viper. New to the list this month is the just-on-sale BMW i8, which certainly has the price tag, though not the desirability quotient, to remain among America’s lowest-volume vehicles for the foreseeable future.
Porsche reported 15 918 Spyder sales in August, Audi sold 50 R8s, and Mercedes-Benz sold 26 copies of the slowly-dying SLS AMG.
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.
Source: Automakers & ANDC Vehicles which sold at least once in August 2013 but not at all in August 2014: Jeep Liberty, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Honda FCX, Hyundai Veracruz, Mitsubishi Endeavor, Volkswagen Routan, Volvo C30
Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce do not release monthly sales data. Bentley and Maserati do not report model-specific sales data. ^ Infiniti also sold 2655 Q50 sedans in August 2014.