2012 Hyundai Veloster Green

Let’s get one thing straight: the Hyundai Veloster is not the worst-selling car in Canada. 

However, The Good Car Guy follows the numbers like a good FBI agent follows the money. And for August 2011, the numbers say Hyundai only sold 4 Velosters in Canada.

This, of course, ignores the fact that Hyundai dealers close to GCBC Towers didn’t even have any Velosters to sell until September. And even in September there’ve been very few, and the few that were made available have sold rapidly. But, the Veloster is on sale, and Hyundai did only sell four. So here it is, as part of Canada’s worst-selling vehicle list for non-premium vehicles and the list which includes all yet-to-be-cancelled models which are currently on sale.

GoodCarBadCar.net’s monthly Worst Sellers post is more than just a simple list. It’s filled by not one, not two, but three lists which tabulate Canada’s worst-selling vehicles based on volume and year-over-year percentage decline. Many vehicles have excuses; many of those excuses are valid. Unless you’re, say, a Dodge Dakota (sales of which slid 86.1% to 52 in August) which was formally put out to pasture by Chrysler late last month, you’re most likely eligible for this list, or should we say, these lists. 

Suck it up, Prius fans. Canadians don’t really like your car; they certainly don’t like it as much as they did last year at this time. And it doesn’t help that Toyota’s Canadian dealers hardly have a Prius to sell. Oooh…. aaah, the Nissan LEAF sold out. All 25 of them. And why won’t Honda just take the freakin’ Insight off their Canadian website?

BY PERCENTAGE DECLINE
Rank
Vehicle
% Drop
August 2011
#1
Volvo S40/V50
-88.8
9
#2
Honda Insight
-86.4
9
#3
GMC Yukon
-85.9
78
#4
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
-83.3
3
#5
Dodge Nitro
-75.3
19
#6
Acura ZDX
-71.1
11
#7
Jeep Liberty
-68.9
98
#8
Toyota Prius
-63.1
66
#9
Honda Ridgeline
-62.4
158
#10
Nissan Cube
-62.2
48

BY VOLUME
Rank
Non-Premium Vehicle
August 2011
Year-To-Date
#1
Hyundai Veloster
4
4
T2
Nissan LEAF
9
25
T2
Honda Insight
9
220
#4
Kia Borrego
16
108
#5
Dodge Nitro
19
400
#6
Honda CR-Z
31
438
#7
Suzuki Kizashi
40
528
#8
Subaru Tribeca
41
292
T9
Toyota Sequoia
46
489
T9
Nissan 370Z
46
372

BY VOLUME – ALL VEHICLES
Rank
Vehicle (All-Inclusive)
August 2011
Year-To-Date
T1
Acura RL
3 44
T1
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
3 84
#3
Hyundai Veloster
4 4
#4
Nissan GT-R
6 30
#5
Saab 9-5
7 42
T6
Nissan LEAF
9 25
T6
Lexus LX570
9 81
T6
Audi R8
9 99
T6
Honda Insight
9 220
T6
Volvo S80
9 292
T6
Volvo S40/V50
9 557

Related From GoodCarBadCar.net
Top 10 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada – August 2012
Top 10 Worst-Selling Cars In Canada  – July 2011
Top 20 Best-Selling Cars In Canada – August 2011
Canada Auto Sales By Brand – August 2011 
Top 10 Worst-Selling Cars In America – August 2011
Top 10 Worst-Selling Cars In Canada – September 2011