The ZDX, TSX, and TL will all be killed off. The ZDX has been dying a slow death for months now, but dealers are slow to offload the undesirable crossover. As a result, sales of the TSX and TL have dwindled. Meanwhile, the Acura RLX (and its RL predecessor) have always been low-volume cars. In July 2014, the RLX recorded far lower U.S. sales than it did one year ago.
Overall Acura passenger car sales slid 53% in July; the ILX was down 17% to 1235 units. At parent brand Honda, passenger car sales were level as the Accord, America’s second-best-selling car, jumped 11% and the Civic, America’s fourth-best-selling car, slid 7%.
The majority of these worst sellers are nameplates which have either been cancelled, placed on hiatus, or are approaching replacement. In no case is this more apparent than with Volkswagen’s Routan, a Dodge Grand Caravan copy that went off the production line two years ago.
Yet there are vehicles suffering from a severe case of DPS, Decreasing Popularity Syndrome, because they’re simply not competitive with their current pricing schemes. Case in point, the Dodge Viper.
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 July 2013 but not at all in July 2014: Honda Element, Lexus HS250h, Hyundai Veracruz, Mercedes-Benz R-Class, GMC Canyon, Jeep Liberty, Mitsubishi Galant, Volvo C30, Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Avalanche,
Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce do not release monthly sales data. Bentley and Maserati do not report model-specific sales data. * Infiniti also sold 2461 Q50 sedans in July 2014 and 682 Q60 coupes. Sub-models: Mini sold 84 Cooper Coupes and 150 Roadsters. Cooper Coupe sales dropped 62% Cooper Roadster sales slid 37%. Cooper Clubman sales slid 48% to 250.