In Australia, Hyundai and Hyundai Kia vehicles sold in February were the fastest selling model, followed by Kia Sportage and Lexus vehicles, the Australian Automotive News said on Tuesday.
Read moreKia sold a total of 7,000 vehicles in Australia in February, an increase of 2,000 on the previous month.
The figures are expected to rise next month, according to the Automotive Weekly’s data.
The Australian Automobile Association said it was encouraging all car buyers to be aware of the impact of air pollution and other pollution-related issues on their health.
“We’re confident that these figures will drive further sales and increase the visibility of the risks of air quality in our community,” the association’s chief executive, Michael Breen, said.
Kia, meanwhile, sold 3,000 cars in February and added 3,600 on average to its total sales.
Lexus sales jumped from 1,700 in January to 2,400 in February.
Toyota Motor Sales, the company which makes Toyota Hilux and other vehicles, sold 4,000 in February with the best-selling model being the Acura TL, which sells for $24,800.
Volvo also reported a significant increase in its February sales with sales up 20 per cent year-on-year, while the company said it had achieved a new record for sales in the last quarter.
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