To summarize: Rather than showcasing only continuing nameplates and rather than placing an arbitrary price point under and over which vehicles are other mainstream or niche players, all vehicles are eligible.
There are notes below which mention the vehicles which sold in October 2012 but not last month – we’ve left out all 0-unit vehicles, which obviously leaves out vehicles that suffered a 100% year-over-year decline.
Reasons behind the change? For one thing, manufacturers are frequently announcing the cancellation of a vehicle’s production well in advance of actually eliminating the nameplate from their lineups. More importantly, it seems more useful to show the vehicles with sales that are disappearing fastest instead of showing only the vehicles which (apparently) have a future but are selling less often.
To make room for these expired vehicles – R-Class, LFA, Canyon, ZDX, for example – we’ve expanded each list from 10 to 20 vehicles. The first list shows the 20 vehicles with the worst year-over-year U.S. sales declines in September; the second focuses purely on the lowest-volume vehicles, regardless of whether sales are rising or falling.
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 October 2012 but didn’t sell at all in October 2013: Dodge Caliber, Dodge Nitro, Dodge Dakota, Jeep Liberty, Mercedes-Benz B-Class, Ford Crown Victoria, Ford Ranger, Lincoln Town Car, Buick Lucerne, Cadillac DTS, Cadillac STS, Chevrolet Aveo, Honda FCX, Hyundai Veracruz, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Mitsubishi Endeavor, Suzuki Kizashi, Suzuki SX4, Suzuki Equator, Suzuki Grand Vitara, and Lexus HS. Sales by brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, and Bentley go unreported, unfortunately.