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FCAI Media Statement—Review of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act

4th September 2014

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) is undertaking a comprehensive review of the Government’s Options Discussion Paper for the 2014 Review of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act, which was released today.  The Motor Vehicle Standards Act1989 is a complex piece of... More…

Vehicle market down in August

3rd September 2014

Australia’s new car market fell 5.5 per cent in August 2014, compared to August 2013, with 88,157 new passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles sold. Releasing the August 2014 VFACTS figures, FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said sales fell predominantly in the passenger car segment, with... More…

FCAI interim statement—PC report

26th August 2014

The FCAI welcomes the Australian Government’s comments, today, that they have no intention of allowing Australia to become the dumping ground for other countries’ old second-hand vehicles. The comments follow the release of the Productivity Commission’s final report for their... More…

Motor vehicle sales strong in July 2014

5th August 2014

Car sales were strong in July 2014, with Australians purchasing 89,867 new passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles—only 0.4 per cent or 368 cars less than the largest July on record (July 2013). Releasing the July 2014 VFACTS figures, FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said SUVs continue... More…

Consumers benefit from Australia’s competitive car market

2nd August 2014

Australia has a highly competitive new car market with 67 brands selling over 350 models. This high level of competition is benefiting consumers, with a vast majority of models sold in Australia for a cheaper price than other right-hand drive markets. These benefits are supported by new analysis... More…

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…