The Jeep Patriot tops our worst-selling vehicle by percentage decline over 2,500 sales chart this month, contributing to the US SUV maker’s 15% decline on last August’s figures across its range with a drop of almost 10,000 sales year-on-year. A replacement for the Patriot and its platform-sharing stable-mate the Compass is due shortly, alongside an updated Cherokee for 2018 Model Year. It may be that this dip was anticipated by Jeep.
This amidst all the rumours of Chinese interest in the brand, currently under the ownership of Fiat Chrysler Automotive. Great Wall, who specialise in rugged SUVs, were reportedly considering a purchase of Fiat Chrysler Automotive, with Jeep being the jewel in the crown for them.
The Ford Mustang also had a tough month, posting its lowest sales since January. The 2018 model, complete with neighbourly exhaust-quietening measures, is due shortly – after which we’d expect its numbers to return to around the 8k-and-up per month mark.
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. Mobile users can now thumb across each table for full-width access. Pertinent links are clickable at the bottom of this post, but you can also find related links at the Best Sellers page.
Worst-Selling Vehicle By Percentage Decline (Minimum 2500 Sales)
Vehicles which sold at least once in April 2016 but not at all in April 2017: Dodge Avenger, Honda Crosstour, Hyundai Equus, Jaguar XK, Land Rover LR2, Mazda 2, Infiniti Q40, Nissan Cube, Nissan Xterra, Scion iQ, Scion xB, Scion xD, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Porsche 918 Spyder, Volkswagen Eos.
Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce do not release monthly sales data.