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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…

Sharing of service and repair information in the automotive industry

17th October 2014

A 2012 Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council (CCAAC) review found that there does not appear to be any evidence of systemic consumer detriment regarding the sharing of service and repair information in the automotive industry. To ensure this continues to be the case, CCAAC recommended... More…

Motorcycle sales steady in 2014

8th October 2014

Road motorcycles continue to be a popular choice in 2014, with Australians purchasing 10,744 new road motorcycles in the third quarter of 2014—bringing the year-to-date total to 32,416. The 32,416 sales represent a 3 per cent increase on September 2013 sales. Releasing the 2014 third... More…