The worst selling cars the world has ever seen.
Unfortunately, with every great car that makes it to the showroom, there are some absolute howlers. That’s just life - sometimes we have to take the good with the bad.
It’s always great to see lists of the best-selling cars of all time, but we thought it was about time the worst cars got their 5 minutes of fame. So, without further ado, let’s see some of the worst selling cars of all time:
In an attempt to break into the younger market and move away from the dusty older generation it was associated heavily with, Cadillac produced the Catera. The release suffered from numerous recalls and a puzzling marketing campaign which actually attempted to utilise the tagline “the Caddy that zigs”, in an advert that featured Cindy Crawford talking to a cartoon wizard duck. Way to get down with the kids guys! Sold: 9,764.
This early crossover attempt from Vauxhall was an attempt at making a quick buck way before there was a demand for SUVs and crossovers. The Frontera was a product of the misguided partnership between Vauxhall’s partner firm General Motors and Japanese maker Isuzu. The car was sold around the globe under different names; including the Amigo in the US and the Honda Jazz in Asia, in a case of blatant plagiarism.
In many ways the CityRover became the poster child for the ultimate demise of Rover. The small car could have been the saviour, but its lack of redeeming qualities was a bitter disappointment to many. Produced out of necessity by a company with limited resources to build a car from scratch was always a tall order, and unfortunately Rover weren’t up to the task.
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