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Three mainstream sedans from three mainstream automakers reported some of the worst year-over-year sales declines in April 2012. Apart from the relatively high-volume Chevrolet Malibu, Nissan Sentra, and Mazda 6, none of the other big losers sold any more than 43 copies.

The you’ll-never-see-one-anywhere-not-even-at-dealers Honda Insight plunged 83% from April 2011’s 48 sales. But there are cars, vehicles which are still in production, which sold less frequently than the Insight last month. Lexus didn’t sell a single LS600hL in April and only four LS460s. Acura sold three boring RL sedans. Porsche sold three Boxsters – it’s hard to sell more than that when there aren’t more to sell. There was one basic Boxster sold plus two more in Boxster S trim. There was one paying Lexus LFA customer. (The ANDC estimates that Ferrari sold 19 cars in total; Lamborghini another 11.)

Honda’s Insight mixes it up with other unconventionally-powered cars in the second table below, the list which ranks mainstream brand automobiles by total volume. As rare as the Mitsubishi i and Nissan LEAF are on dealer lots in Canada, so too are the number of Canadians willing to purchase or lease an electric car. Chevrolet sold 76 Volts last month, by the way.

In April 2012, these were the 10 worst-selling cars in Canada, factored three different ways. Historical monthly and yearly sales figures for each of these vehicles can be accessed through the dropdown menu at the top right of this page. For positive news, check out the 30 best-selling vehicles in Canada.

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Percentage Decline
% Change
April 2012
April 2011
#1
Honda Insight
– 83.3% 8 48
#2
Lexus LS
– 77.8% 4 18
#3
Lexus LFA
– 75.0% 1 4
#4
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
– 74.2% 8 31
#5
Chevrolet Malibu
– 70.0% 391 1305
#6
Honda Crosstour
– 64.8% 43 122
#7
Nissan Sentra
– 60.9% 629 1608
#8
Honda CR-Z
– 60.0% 40 100
#9
Mazda 6
– 58.8% 129 313
T10
Acura RL
– 57.1% 3 12
T10
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
– 57.1% 12 28

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Volume
April 2012
April 2011
% Change
#1
Honda Insight
8 48 – 83.3%
#2
Mitsubishi i MiEV
22 —– —–
T3
Nissan LEAF
26 —– —–
T3
Nissan Cube
26 17 + 52.9%
T5
Toyota Avalon
28 54 – 48.1%
T5
Subaru Tribeca
28 39 – 28.2%
T7
Suzuki Kizashi
40 75 – 46.7%
T7
Honda CR-Z
40 100 – 60.0%
#9
Honda Crosstour
43 122 – 64.8%
#10
Nissan Quest
45 87 – 48.3%

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Volume (All Vehicles)
April 2012
April 2011
% Change
#1
Lexus LFA
1 4 – 75.0%
T2
Porsche Boxster
3 15 – 80.0%
T2
Acura RL
3 7 – 57.1%
#4
Lexus LS
4 18 – 77.8%
T5
Honda Insight
8 48 – 83.3%
T5
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
8 31 – 74.2%
#7
Nissan GT-R
9 3 + 200%
T8
Jaguar XK
11 14 – 21.4%
T8
Hyundai Equus
12 7 + 71.4%
#10
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
12 28 – 57.1%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Vehicle must have been on sale throughout April, must not have been officially cancelled by its manufacturer, and must have been showcased on manufacturer’s website.

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