In April 2014, only six of the 20 worst-selling cars in Canada sold in the triple digits. Only one of those cars returned to the top 20 (bottom 20?) in May 2014.
Chrysler 200 sales slid sharply again in May, but the 36% drop to 986 units wasn’t bad enough to place it among the worst-selling vehicles in Canada. 200 sales are expected to surge shortly as the first non-Sebring related 200 arrives at dealers.
Year-over-year, Chevrolet Impala volume fell 33% in May, again, a bad loss, but not bad enough to enter these non-hallowed halls. Impala sales actually slid below their April total in May.
Kia finally enjoyed a long-awaited resurgence in Optima sales in May, as sales of the brand’s midsize sedan more than doubled. The Mazda 6 encountered its first year-over-year gain in a year, and though 6 sales are much lower than the figures achieved by the segment’s dominant player, sales gains don’t place vehicles among these worst sellers. Mazda’s CX-9, meanwhile, put up a 70% gain to 107 units.
All this means the Volkswagen Golf continued to be one of America’s 20 worst-selling vehicles. But dealers are getting Mk7 cars, and Golf sales are expected to rise quickly in the near future. Likewise, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class wasn’t even Mercedes-Benz Canada’s best-selling vehicle in May – the GLK was. As for the Hyundai Sonata, like the Golf and C-Class, sales are expected to increase dramatically when a new model arrives soon. The new C-Class, for example, is pictured above.
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 May 2013 but didn’t sell at all in May 2014: BMW 1-Series, Dodge Caliber, Jeep Liberty, Mercedes-Benz R-Class, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Acura ZDX, Honda Insight, Hyundai Veracruz, Suzuki Kizashi, Suzuki SX4, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Volkswagen Routan, Volvo C30, Volvo C70
Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce do not release monthly sales data. Bentley and Maserati do not report model-specific sales data.