Not unpredictably, Canada’s list of the 20 most rapidly declining vehicles in September 2015 is mostly filled with discontinued models and vehicles that are about to be replaced. This only serves to highlight the disappointments of vehicles which should now be active members of the marketplace.
The Buick LaCrosse, for instance, tumbled 73% in September 2015 and is down 32% through the first three quarters of 2015. The Lexus LS, always unpopular in Canada, lost 71% of its September 2014 volume in September 2015.
The Dodge Dart, initially thought to have a chance of success in Canada, slid 68% in September and is down 61%, year-to-date. Another FCA product, the Chrysler 300, plunged 62% last month. Premium-priced vehicles like the Audi A6, GMC Yukon, and Volvo XC70 all lost around half their volume, as well.
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Measured purely by volume, September totals for high-end sports cars such as the Audi R8, Dodge Viper, and Mercedes-AMG GT continue to be low – it would be stranger if that wasn’t the case. But while GM Canada sold 300 Chevrolet Impalas last month, Kia only sold 12 Cadenzas. Mercedes-Benz sold 148 copies of the S-Class last month; Lexus only the pair of LS sedans.
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 September 2014 but not at all in September 2015: Chevrolet Orlando, Acura TL, Acura ZDX, Land Rover LR2, Jaguar XK, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Porsche 918 Spyder, Subaru Tribeca, Scion xD, Toyota Matrix, and 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.