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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…

Car sales strong in March

3rd April 2014

Car sales were strong in March with Australian's purchasing 97,267 new motor vehicles. Releasing the VFACTS figures for March 2014, FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said large cars were a popular choice in March 2014, with purchases of large passenger cars up 24.5 per cent, and large SUVs up 9.7... More…

Car sales down in February 2014

5th March 2014

Car sales declined in February 2014 with Australians buying 86,818 new vehicles; 3,400 (3.8 per cent) less than in February 2013. Australia’s mining and manufacturing states had large falls with Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria recording 12, 5.7 and 4.1 per cent decreases,... More…

Media Statement from Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) Chief Executive Tony Weber

10th February 2014

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries is saddened by news today that Toyota will cease motor vehicle manufacturing in Australia by the end 2017.  Our thoughts are with the workers and their families at this difficult time. This is a very sad day for Australia. More…

Slow start for 2014

5th February 2014

Australians bought 82,285 vehicles in January 2014, 3.7 per cent less than in January 2013. The Mazda3 was the top selling car, with 4,561 vehicles sold. This was a significant 36 per cent increase on January 2013 sales. The Mazda3 was followed by the Toyota Corolla (Australia’s top selling... More…

Productivity Commission position paper undermines auto manufacturing

31st January 2014

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries is disappointed with today’s Productivity Commission position paper into Australia’s Automotive Manufacturing Industry. While the FCAI will review the Paper in full, including its recommendations, it is unsurprising to note that the PC... More…

2013 motorcycle sales

8th January 2014

  Australians bought 113,289 new motorcycles, ATVs and scooters in 2013. Road motorcycles were the most popular choice, with almost 39 per cent of buyers taking a road bike home. Around 34 per cent of buyers purchased an off-road bike, almost 19 per cent bought an ATV and around 8 per cent... More…

Toyota Corolla, Australia’s top selling car in record 2013 market

6th January 2014

Australians bought a record 1,136,227 cars in 2013. The most popular choice was the Toyota Corolla, with 43,498 sales (3.8 per cent of the market). The Corolla was followed by the Mazda3 (42,082), Toyota HiLux (39,931) Hyundai i30 (30,582) and Holden Commodore (27,766).  Toyota also... More…