Toyota and Skoda tied for the most top-five finishes in Europe with 19 through nine months.
Skoda was led by the Octavia's 11 top fives, which included No. 1 finishes for the compact car in Austria, Finland, Slovenia and Switzerland, according to market researcher JATO Dynamics.
Skoda's Fabia small hatchback passed its bigger brother to take the No. 1 spots in the Czech brand's home market as well as Slovakia.