The Mazda 6’s 80% year-over-year Canadian sales decline, though not the absolute worst among new vehicles competing in the Canadian marketplace in January 2014, is clearly the top story from last month’s worst results.
Mazda 6 sales have fallen in seven of the last eight months. Sales of this well-regarded midsize sedan have risen sharply of late in the United States, but it’s still not competitive volume-wise south of the border, where it ranked 42nd among passenger cars in January.
The 6 wasn’t the only Mazda on this list of Canada’s 20 worst-selling vehicles, either, as the Mazda 6 tumbled 57% in January 2014. Overall, Mazda brand sales rose by two units last month despite the declines reported by the 2 (down 52%), 5, 6, and CX-9 (down 52%) as Mazda 3 sales jumped 38% and the CX-5 was up 23%.
In terms of outright volume, Mazda Canada was easily missed the top 20 worst sellers, a group which is mostly filled with departed/departing vehicles and nameplates that are intentionally rare: GT-R, R8, Viper, etc. Kia sold seven Cadenzas in January, more than twice as many as were sold in December.
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 January 2013 but didn’t sell at all in January 2014: Dodge Caliber, Jeep Liberty, Mercedes-Benz R-Class, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Honda Insight, Hyundai Veracruz, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Suzuki Kizashi, Suzuki SX4, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Lexus LFA, Audi A3, Volkswagen Routan, Volvo C30.
Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce do not release monthly sales data. Bentley and Maserati do not report model-specific sales data.