The ELR Won’t Be Common, But Cadillac Will Sell A Lot
More Than Six Per Month In The Near Future. We Think.
December 2013’s fastest falling vehicles in America were an eclectic bunch. Led by GM pickups which are either defunct or on hiatus, the 20-vehicle-long list also includes a Japanese hypercar, an all-electric Mitsubishi, a true minivan, a Swedish hatchback, and numerous small cars.
Yet some vehicles which reported sharply declining sales in December weren’t all that rare: BMW sold nearly 2000 X5s; Toyota sold more than 2000 Venzas. So we have another list that shows true rarity. It’s a list where you’ll find European sports cars like the Jaguar F-Type, supercars like the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, forgotten sedans like the Volvo S80, and slowly dying nameplates like the Acura ZDX and Chevrolet Avalanche.
And the brand new-to-market Cadillac ELR, which will remain rare. But not this rare.
GCBC made changes to America’s worst-selling vehicles list late in 2013 in order to avoid arbitrary price distinctions, intended sales volumes, and production delays and departures. Every vehicle is eligible, save for limited market cars like the Honda FCX and cars which sold not at all in December, all of which are mentioned at the bottom of this post.
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 December 2012 but didn’t sell at all in December 2013: Audi A3, Lexus HS, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki Equator, Suzuki Kizashi, Suzuki SX4, Mitsubishi Endeavor, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Hyundai Veracruz, Chevrolet Aveo, Cadillac STS, Buick Lucerne, Lincoln Town Car, Ford Ranger, Ford Crown Victoria, Mercedes-Benz R-Class, Jeep Liberty, Dodge Caliber.
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 4568 Q50 sedans in December 2013.