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Road motorcycle sales finish strong in 2014

12th January 2015

Australia’s new motorcycle market ran a solid race in 2014, with total motorcycle, ATV and scooter sales reaching 111,599—only 2.2 per cent lower than 2013 figures. Road bike sales were strong, increasing 1.5 per cent compared to 2013 and accounting for 39.9 per cent of the total... More…

2014 new car sales results

6th January 2015

The Australian new car market has topped 1.1 million for only the third year ever, with Australians buying 1,113,224 new cars in 2014. The close race between last year’s top seller, the Toyota Corolla, and the Mazda3 came to an end with 422 more Australians taking home the Toyota... More…

Industry agreement to help car owners be better informed

16th December 2014

The FCAI and AADA continue to show their commitment to consumers and the Government following the 2012 Treasury review of access to service and repair information, through the signing of an industry principles agreement.  Signing the agreement, FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber and AADA... More…

New car market reaches 1 million in November

3rd December 2014

Over 1 million new cars have been sold in Australia this year, with national sales for November 2014 reaching 92,232. While sales for the year are down 2.2 per cent, the FCAI expects full-year (2014) sales to top 1.1 million.  Releasing the November 2014 VFACTS figures, FCAI Chief Executive... More…

FCAI media statement - harmonisation of ADRs with international standards

27th November 2014

The Australian Government is delivering red-tape reduction for Australian businesses through its commitment to bring Australia's vehicle safety and design rules into line with international standards.  
"The FCAI welcomes yesterday's announcement by Assistant Minister for... More…

New cars affordable and built for Australian conditions

7th November 2014

New cars are now more affordable than ever before—and many comparable cars are cheaper in Australia than in other major right-hand drive markets, such as Japan, the United Kingdom and New Zealand, according to a recent study. An analysis of comparable car prices in key right-hand drive... More…

New car sales expected to top 1.1 million in 2014

6th November 2014

Australians bought 91,236 new passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles in October 2014, 1.5 per cent less than in October 2013. Year-to-date, Australians have bought 924,189 new vehicles, with the full-year market expected to top 1.1 million for the third year in a row. SUV sales... More…

Access to service and repair information

22nd October 2014

FCAI members have, for many years, provided independent repairers with access to automotive service and repair information. This fact is reflected in the findings of a 2012 Treasury review, which found that there is no evidence of consumer detriment relating to access to service and repair... More…