Skoda edged Toyota for the most top five finishes in Europe with 21 to 19 after six months.
Skoda was led by the Octavia's 13 top fives, which included No. 1 finishes for the compact car during the first half in Austria, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Slovakia and Slovenia, according to market researcher JATO Dynamics.
The Skoda Fabia small car was No. 2 through six months in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.