AUSTRALIANS have turned back to luxury vehicles with sales surging as part of a revival in the car market.The car industry recorded its best March result and is on track to break the 1 million mark for this year, according to figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.Five of the 10 brands that recorded the biggest sales growth in the first three months of this year were sports, luxury or premium brands, with buyers taking advantage of a reduction in import duties that caused the price of a $1 million Rolls-Royce to fall by $50,000.Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, Audi and Jaguar benefited most during the sales period.Thirteen Lamborghinis hit the road, seven more than last year. Ferrari (28 cars), Porsche (332), Jaguar (274) and Maserati (34) all shifted plenty of expensive new metal this year to be up on last year’s results.BMW and Mercedes-Benz’s small car brands, Mini and Smart, have also recorded big growth with the former notching up its best sales for the month of March.A total of 94,744 new cars were sold last month, up 25 per cent (38,857) on March last year, taking the total number of cars sold in the first three months of the year to 251,827, according to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.The result puts the new car market only 3241 vehicles off the pace of the record set in 2007, when almost 1,050,000 vehicles were sold.The result is a big boost for the industry with some insiders predicting a slowdown now that government incentives have dried up. Although business sales were down slightly, private buyers were back with a vengeance.Market leader Toyota continued its run at the top with March sales of 20,306, almost double those of second-placed Holden (11,795), although the Holden Commodore was the top-selling vehicle.Fast-growing brands 1. Lamborghini(13 sold, 116.7% increase)2. Proton(601 sold, 108.7% increase)3. Ssangyong(353 sold, 82.9% increase)4. Smart(124 sold, 69.9% increase)5. Jeep(1502 sold, 67.1% increase)January to March salesSOURCE: FVACTS, FCAI