* See the 1997 Top 28 best-selling models by clicking on ‘Read more’ at end of post! *
The Toyota Corolla should be the best selling car in the world over the period with at least 900,000 units produced each year. The only official data I have is for 1997 when the Corolla sold 998,867 units, ahead of the Opel Corsa at 893,771 and the Honda Civic at 730,295.
The Toyota Camry, helped by its US score, is 4th with 690,199 sales, followed by the Fiat Punto at 656,283, the VW Golf at 623,519 and the Opel Astra at 599,179. Notice also the Ford Taurus at #15, the Brazilian VW Gol at #16, the Fiat Palio at #17 and the Mercedes C Class at #27.
Full Year 1997 Top 28 Ranking Table below.