South Africa 1997-2000: Toyota Corolla and Conquest lead the way
* See the Top 20 best-selling models by clicking on title! Thanks to Vic and Miguel *
Two Toyotas fight it out for the title of best-selling car in South Africa over the period: the Toyota Corolla wins over 4 months in 1997 and 8 months in 1998 but the Toyota Conquest is close behind. However, when you know that the Conquest is in fact a previous generation (1987) Corolla that stayed in the catalogue, it’s like the Corolla fighting with itself!
Other popular models over the period include the VW Citi Golf, a 1984 VW Golf slightly facelifted but still on sale a la Conquest, the Opel Kadett/Astra, Opel Corsa, VW Polo Classic, Mazda Midge/Ford Tracer (aka Mercury Tracer/Ford Escort), BMW 3 Series, Nissan Sentra/Sabre and Honda Civic/Ballade.
4 months 1997 Top 20 and 8 months 1998 Top 10 Ranking Tables below.