April 2016 was the third month in the last four in which the Chrysler 200 appeared on Canada’s list of the 20 worst-selling new vehicles in Canada. April was the third consecutive month that the Hyundai Sonata appeared on the list.
Year-to-date, the duo lost 5439 sales in the first four months of 2016, a sharp decline for cars which recently competed at the top of the midsize segment.
But April, specifically, was a dreadful month for midsize cars in Canada. Segment-wide, every car – fom the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord to the Mazda 6, Volkswagen Passat, and the two aforementioned worst sellers – posted fewer sales than in April 2015. As a result, midsize car volume tumbled 30% in Canada in April 2016.
But the 200 and Sonata were the worst offenders. Setting them aside, the midsize category was down “just” 19% last month, not 30%.
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 & Global Automakers Of Canada Vehicles which sold at least once in April 2015 but not at all in April 2016: BMW 1-Series, Cadillac ELR, Honda Ridgeline, Jaguar XK, Land Rover LR2, Mazda 2, Porsche 918 Spyder, Scion iQ, Scion xB, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Volvo S80.
Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce do not release monthly sales data. Maserati does not report model-specific sales data. Buick sold only 1 Envision in April 2016, but as the Envision is only just arriving we didn’t rank the new Buick among the worst-selling autos. Likewise, Cadillac sold its first 4 CT6 sedans.