Toyota pulled farther ahead of Skoda for the most top-five finishes in Europe with 25 to the Czech brand's 17 through 11 months. Toyota had 24 top fives after 10 months.
Through nine months, the two brands were tied at 19, according to market researcher JATO Dynamics.
Toyota was led by the RAV4 and Corolla, with eight and six top-five finishes, respectively.
The RAV4 compact SUV was No. 1 in Estonia and Lithuania and No. 2 in Latvia and Norway.
The Toyota Corolla compact hatchback had No. 1s in Finland, Latvia and Poland as well as second-place finishes in Ireland and Lithuania.