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ATV safety on farms

24th July 2014

This Farm Safety Week, the FCAI is reminding Australians that known safety practices and training help keep all-terrain vehicle (ATV) users safe when using their vehicles.  ATVs provide great benefits for farm owners/workers, allowing them to stand up for better visibility and dismount... More…

Road motorcycle sales strong in the first half of 2014

10th July 2014

Australians purchased 53,396 new motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and scooters in the first half of 2014, with road motorcycle purchases making up 40.6 per cent of these sales. While sales in the road motorcycle segment were up 2.2 per cent, total motorcycle, ATV and scooter sales were... More…

June 2014 vehicle sales bounce back

3rd July 2014

Australia’s new car market has bounced back from recent declines with new vehicle sales in June 2014 on par with June 2013 levels. Australian’s purchased 118,309 vehicles last month; only slightly less than the 118,758 sales recorded in June 2013. Releasing the June 2014 VFACTS... More…

May 2014 new car sales figures

4th June 2014

Australia’s new car market fell 2.3 per cent in May 2014, when compared to May 2013; with 94,562 new passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles sold.  Releasing the VFACTS figures for May 2014, FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said business purchases declined significantly in May,... More…

Government report demonstrates car industry commitment to reducing CO2 emissions

24th May 2014

Carbon emissions from new motor vehicles in Australia continue to decrease, with the national average for 2013 equal to 192 g/km—3.4 per cent lower than 2012 figures. This decline is highlighted in the National Transport Commission’s Carbon Dioxide Emissions from New Australian... More…

$900m cut undermines auto workers and business confidence

14th May 2014

The Australian Government has undermined the job security of tens of thousands of automotive manufacturing and supply chain workers with its plan to cut $900 million from the Automotive Transformation Scheme, at a time when Australia’s three domestic automotive manufacturers and their... More…

Reduced selling days impact new car sales in April

5th May 2014

New car sales were slow in April 2014 with Australians purchasing 80,710 new vehicles in what was a reduced selling month, owing to significant public holidays. The 80,710 sales represent a 5.2 per cent drop, when compared to April 2013 figures. Releasing the April 2014 VFACTS figures, FCAI Chief... More…

Motorcycle sales off to a slow start in 2014

8th April 2014

Motorcycle sales were down 2.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2014, with sales in the off-road motorcycle and scooter segments taking a significant hit—9.4 and 16.3 per cent, respectively—compared to sales in the same period of 2013. Road motorcycle sales; however, were strong, with... More…