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Small Cars Push Motor Vehicle Market Towards Record Year

5th December 2005

Another record month of small and light car sales has all but ensured that the Australian motor vehicle market is heading for its fourth straight annual sales record. According to VFACTS figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), a total of 83,538 new cars,... More…

Motor Industry Gears up for End of Year Sales Push

4th November 2005

4 November 2005 Australian motor vehicle sales dropped slightly in October, interrupting a run of record monthly results that have pushed the market to new heights this year. Figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show that 76,118 motor vehicles were sold... More…

Scooters Lead Motorcycle Sales Surge

28th October 2005

The booming popularity of scooters has put the Australian motorcycle industry on track for a big increase in annual sales in 2005. Figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show that, for the year to the end of September, motorcycle sales were 67,735 - an... More…

Automotive Industry Support for Workplace Reforms

10th October 2005

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries has offered its support for the WorkChoices package announced by the Federal Government yesterday. "We are pleased to see the additional level of detail that is now available about the proposed reforms" said FCAI Chief Executive, Peter Sturrock.... More…

Record Month as Small Car Sales Boom

5th October 2005

5 October 2005 The Australian motor vehicle market continues to head towards a new annual record, driven by a big increase in demand for smaller cars and light trucks. Figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show that 84,440 vehicles were sold in September... More…

Consumers need to be informed about ethanol suitability

22nd September 2005

Thursday, 22 September 2005 "It is essential that Australian vehicle owners must be accurately informed about the suitability of vehicles to operate on ethanol blended petrol," said the Chief Executive of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, Mr Peter Sturrock. He was commenting on the... More…

Sydney Car Terminal Closure: More Traffic, Few Jobs

8th September 2005

A plan to relocate car imports from Sydney's Darling Harbour to far-flung Port Kembla will add thousands of truck movements to crowded Sydney roads and cost New South Wales jobs, according to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI). The FCAI says the automotive industry... More…

Fuel prices fail to slow booming car market

5th September 2005

The Australian motor vehicle market seems almost certain to set its fourth annual straight sales record, following booming sales in August. According to figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), 86,179 cars, trucks and buses were sold last month - an... More…

Motorcycle Sales Data - Top 10 (excluding ATVs) January - June 2005

4th August 2005

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Motorcycle Sales Data - Top 10 ATVs from January - June 2005

4th August 2005

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Motorcycle Sales Data - Top 10 Road - January to June 2005

4th August 2005

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Motorcycle Sales Data - Top 10 Off-Road from January - June 2005

4th August 2005

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Motorcycle Sales Comparison from January - June 2005

4th August 2005

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Small Car Sales Boost car Market in July

3rd August 2005

3 August 2005 Booming sales of small cars have boosted the Australian new car market to near-record levels in July. According the VFACTS figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), a total of 78,299 cars, trucks and buses were sold last month, up 1.6 percent... More…

Motorcycle Sales Show Strong Growth

3rd August 2005

3 August 2005 Motorcycle sales in Australia grew strongly in the first six months of 2005, according to official industry sales figures released today. The overall market increased by 8.3 per cent, compared to the same period in 2004. The Chief Executive of the Federal Chamber of Automotive... More…

Banned Bikes no Barrel of Monkeys

1st August 2005

1 August 2005 The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) supports the Victorian Government's decision to ban the sale of so-called monkey bikes , provided that the decision does not impinge on the sale of legitimate mini-bikes by reputable motorcycle manufacturers. The Motorcycle... More…

All New Aston Martin Opens Line-up for Australian Motor Show

29th July 2005

    28 July 2005 Aston Martin's new Porsche-rivalling small car, the V8 Vantage, has made an early bid to become the star of this year's Australian International Motor Show. Show organisers have confirmed that the stunning two-seater coupe will make its Asia-Pacific debut at the Sydney... More…

Speech by Mr T Gorman - FAPM Annual Convention, July 21st 2005

27th July 2005

Grant, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Good morning and thank you for the introduction, and the very kind invitation to be with you in Queensland this morning. I'm very happy to be at this beautiful facility and, at least for a short while, to be away from the cooler winter... More…

Car Industry smashes all-time sales records in June

5th July 2005

The Australian automotive industry has for the first time sold more than 100,000 motor vehicles in a single month, staying on course to smash the annual sales record set last year. According to VFACTS figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), 101,907 cars,... More…

Car Sales Strong in May

3rd June 2005

The Australian motor vehicle market has continued to generate strong growth, posting its fifth consecutive monthly record of the year in May. Figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show that 83,730 vehicles were sold last month - an increase 7 per cent on... More…

Motorcycle Sales Boom Rides On

19th May 2005

Motorcycle sales in Australia are continuing to grow rapidly, according to retail figures for the first quarter of 2005 released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. A total of 21,336 road bikes, dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) were sold to the end of March - an... More…

Motor Vehicle Market Powers Ahead in April

4th May 2005

Australian motor vehicle sales continued at record levels last month, powered by strong demand for small cars and Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs). Figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries show 76,330 vehicles were sold last month, beating the record set the previous... More…

Industry Calls for Continued Consultation on China FTA

19th April 2005

The automotive industry has called for the Australian Government to continue to consult closely on all relevant issues arising from forthcoming FTA negotiations with China. FCAI Chief Executive, Peter Sturrock, has said that Australia must approach these negotiations with the objective of... More…

Car Market Achieves Record First Quarter Sales

5th April 2005

The Australian motor vehicle market has shrugged off an interest rate rise and rising petrol prices to post a record sales result in March. According to official figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, 86,426 cars, trucks and buses were sold last month - 0.4 per... More…

Holden Pips Toyota as Car Market Surges to Another Record

3rd March 2005

Holden has narrowly outsold long-time market leader Toyota as the Australian motor vehicle market continues its relentless sales growth. Figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries show that Holden sold 15,193 vehicles in February - just 63 vehicles ahead of Toyota -... More…

Motorcycle Sales Accelerate in 2004

17th February 2005

Motorcycle sales have accelerated to reach their highest level in more than two decades according to figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. The FCAI says 89,374 motorcycles were sold in Australia last year - an increase of 15,702 or 21.3 per cent over 2003. "This was... More…

Record Start to New Year for Car Sales

3rd February 2005

The surging new car market has maintained its momentum into the new year with record sales in January. According to figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, 69565 new cars, trucks and buses were sold last month - a 7.4 per cent increase on the record set in... More…

Car market soars to third straight annual record

6th January 2005

The Australian motor vehicle industry soared to its third consecutive annual sales record last year. According to official figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, 955,229 cars, trucks and buses were sold in 2004. The total smashed the sales record set in 2003 by... More…