Toyota models appeared 57 times in the top 10 rankings of 30 European markets through nine months. That is up from 56 after eight months, 54 after seven months and 52 after six months.
Through September, the Toyota Yaris had 13 appearances in top 10s, the same as after eight months, and the Yaris Cross had seven through nine months, down from nine after eight months, according to figures from market researcher Dataforce.
Volkswagen was second with 39 top 10s, down from 40 after eight months, followed by sister brand Skoda, with 31 through September, up from 28 placements after eight months.
Kia extended its lead over Dacia, 26 to 24, after nine months. Through August, Kia led Dacia 26 to 25.