Now that nearly all of you know are familiar with the Top 100 best-selling cars in the world and the Top 318 best-selling models in Europe, what if we looked no further than the United States of America and go through the Top 265 best-selling models here over the First Quarter of this year…
So you’re bored with home already. But that’s ok because I have sales info for 159 additional countries for you to visit in my blog, all one by one. So don’t be shy and click away!
Now for those of you who are still interested, I will start by saying that no, the Honda Element is not the least selling car in the country, but just: with just 3 models sold in the last 3 months and down 99.8% year-on-year it ranks #261 out of 265 models accounted for…That would be because the model has been discontinued and is no longer produced.
Why did I focus on the Honda Element? Just because.
For more see below the jump.
Let’s be clear from the start: there were more than 265 models sold in the US over the first 3 months of 2012, but data for brands of supercars like Ferrari and Maserati are very hard to come across and haven’t been included. If you have any info on missing brands/models please comment on here.
The top of the US model rankings are a regular fixture at TTAC, so I will not dwell on it. Rather, I will spend some time focusing on the lesser known parts of the rankings. Let’s explore the darkness together and start beyond the Top 100…
…with the all-new Buick Verano making a first appearance in 138th place with 4,980 sales…
…the Mazda CX-5 at #148 with 3,986 units…
…and the Chevrolet Volt at #150 and 3,915 sales, up 224 percent on the same period in 2011.
Further down, let’s notice a few strong year-on-year progressions: the Audi A6 is up 87 percent to #155…
…the Nissan NV is up a huge 8916 percent to #172…
…the VW Touareg is up 62 percent to #179…
…the Smart fortwo is up 79 percent to #181…
…the Mercedes CLS is up 292 percent to #196…
…the Nissan Leaf is up 283 percent to #197…
…and BMW 6 Series up 566 percent to #198.
There are a few more newcomers in this ranking, including the Scion iQ at #177 with 2,523 sales…
…Range Rover Evoque at #183 with 2,180 units…
…Infiniti JX35 at #227 with 540 sales…
…and Chevrolet Caprice PPV at #235 and 368 units.
The Top 20 worst-selling cars in the USA Q1 2012
|265||Honda FCX Clarity||1||new|
|260||Mercedes B Class||7||250%|
|255||Ford Police Interceptor Utility||27||new|
|254||Ford Police Interceptor Sedan||28||new|
Now even the American car market has no secrets for you!
The source of the data for this article is manufacturers and goodcarbadcar.net
Matt Gasnier, based in Sydney, Australia, runs a blog named Best Selling Cars, dedicated to counting cars all over the world.