• Dec 2, 2010
Canada's 10 worst selling new vehicles of 2010 – Click above for high-res image gallery

The end of the year is typically ripe with all sorts of best and worst lists. Canadian automotive website Wheels.ca has provided us with a look at the car buying habits of our friends to the north. The list of Canada's 10 worst selling new vehicles for 2010 is not exactly filled with surprises, but the actual sales volume for each model is quite interesting. Can you guess how many Lexus GS models left the lots of Canadian dealers in all of 2010? Just 215. That number is only good enough to earn the Lexus 5th place on the list.

Click through the gallery below to see how 2010 played out for 10 cars, trucks, wagons and SUVs on sales lots north of the border. Top tip, Ben!



[Source: Wheels.ca]


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      Peter
      • 4 Years Ago
      nah, not lame ducks, more like victims of bad design (too much undisturbed sheet metal, needs some curves), Bad Names (ditching SeVille and DeVille lost them their market, Luxury sedan buyers want heritage and legacy, not a 3-letter acronym) and bad management (GM's been making bad decisions like the above in so many marques, it's hard to believe they made it). Oh, how the mighty have fallen; first back on their laurels, and then flat on their face.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Canada's top selling auto companies..

      1.GM
      2.Ford
      3.Chrysler
      And their sales are gaining,especially Chrysler,but then again they always sold extremely good in Canada !
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ugly, dated and overpriced. Sums up everything on that list.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Mitsubishi should just close up shop. Every vehicle they make is irrelevant.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I find it ironic that 8 of the 10 biggest duds are foreign made junk. Maybe the Canadians are more concerned with supporting their own peoples jobs than some foreigner.
      • 4 Years Ago
      To be honest with you, I don't think I've ever seen an Acura RL in real life. Hell - I thought they quit making them like 5 years ago.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Strangly, I wasn't really surprised by anything on that list.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @RAscough
        Simply do not know what Honda is doing with their cars. They've got their expertise from motorsport to design something amazing like the europeans but they just concentrate too much on fugly and weird cars like the Accord crosstour and the TSX V6. Whilst I like the Legend it was never well marketed well trying to go against the Germans. The Germans offer trim and engine options. None of those options existed in Honda. One engine. while other offer, V6, V8, hybrid and diesel. Honda is still staying in the old times.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm shocked that the Mitsubishi Endeavor is still on the market. That thing is ancient, and it was lackluster when it first came to the market. I can only imagine how outdated it is these days.

        The Acura RL is getting long in the tooth as well. Isn't it time for Honda to come up with something new, even though the upmarket TLs probably fill that spot in the Acura lineup just fine. But think if you buy one in Canada, you have very exclusive wheels.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Me neither. I would never consider buying any of them.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If BMW had broken down sales numbers by model, they would be able to tell you that they sold just 51 3-series tourings in 2009.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Suzuki Equator seems, unfortunately, like an Epic FAIL, as well as Kia Borego - two new to the segment, first generation model for both makers.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You do realize that the Equator is just a rebadged Nissan truck right? Suzuki really didn't have to invest much more than a few ads to bring it.

        The Bore-and-go on the other hand was a complete Face-palm effort. Kia goes and builds an all new big Body on Frame SUV from scratch at the very moment that gas prices hit record highs and even Ford has decided the Explorer needs to get away from this shrinking market. Kia expected that boat towing, off road warriors were going to head on down to the little place on the corner that sells those cheap little econoboxes with tires the size of grapefruits and pick up their next Gone Fishing 4x4 Beast. Then to top it all off it ended up being a reliability nightmare like most vehicles built by automakers trying to do something out of their comfort zone for the first time.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Let's admit it: Honda & Acura have lost their way. For the past 5+ years, they have taken the brands for a drive off the cliff. Creativity, innovation and simple elegance have taken a back seat to cheapness and stylistic blunders. Honda is no longer a leader, but a follower. Alas, they seem to be following the model created by America's Big 3 in which the Big 3 nearly imploded.

      Toyota has been following along the same path - their only shining achievement has been the Prius. As significant as the Prius has been, it is an utter bore to drive.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Japanese and Europen car stink

      Buy American !
      • 4 Years Ago
      I find it laughable that the only two "American" cars on this list are both Caddys. Possibly because they never looked good to me when I've had one driven by me here in CT.
        • 4 Years Ago
        So you're that rich guy driving that Caddy around inside Canadian Tire.

        I kid, I kid. It's just always what my Canuck brain thinks when I read CT.
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