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Car industry endorses GCC FTA negotiations

15th December 2006

FCAI Chief Executive, Mr Peter Sturrock has strongly endorsed the Australian Government' decision to seek free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). 'Collectively the GCC countries are the largest export market for Australian-made motor vehicles. Australia... More…

Autoliv Australia Wins Top Car Industry Award in 2006

8th December 2006

Now in its 20th year, the Supplier of the Year Award, made annually by the FCAI, is one of the most prestigious awards in the automotive industry. Judged by the Purchasing and Supply Directors of the four vehicle manufacturers — Ford, Holden, Mitsubishi and Toyota, the Award... More…

Another good month for light cars as market heads for strong finish

5th December 2006

Sales of light cars and Sports Utility Vehicles have helped the Australian motor vehicle market to a strong monthly result in November. Figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show that a total of 83,297 cars, trucks and buses were sold last month - down... More…

Motor Vehicle Market Rebounds in October

3rd November 2006

Motor vehicle sales in Australia have rebounded over the last month thanks to surging demand for light cars and encouraging sales of family sedans and sports utility vehicles (SUVs). VFACTS results released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show that October sales... More…

Small Sales Car Boom Softens in September

4th October 2006

The long-running boom in small and car sales is showing the first signs of slowing according official motor industry figures released today. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industrie's VFACTS report shows that sales in the Small passenger car segment fell by 1.8 per cent last month compared... More…

Motor Vehicle Sales Dip in August

5th September 2006

5 September 2006 Australian motor vehicle sales dipped slightly in August as the effects of high fuel prices and rising interest rates combined to discourage some buyers from car showrooms. Official VFACTS figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show that... More…

Vehicle Stability Control Spreading Quickly

14th August 2006

The popularity of electronic stability controls (ESC) in passenger motor vehicles is growing rapidly as the automotive industry makes the safety technology available on a wider selection of models. Figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show that, during... More…

Motor Industry Welcomes LPG Subsidy

14th August 2006

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has welcomed the Federal Government's announcement of an LPG Autogas conversion subsidy. Private vehicle buyers will be able to receive a tax-free grant of $1000 for the purchase of new LPG-dedicated or dual-fuel vehicles and $2000 for the... More…

Fuel Prices and Model Changes Shape Car Market

3rd August 2006

Australian motor vehicle sales in July were down just 1.4 per cent despite record fuel prices, concerns over interest rates and the one-off effects of the major changeover of two locally manufactured models. Official figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries... More…

Motorcycle Sales Race to Half Year Record

24th July 2006

  Australian motorcycle sales have set a new half yearly record as commuters turn to two-wheelers in increasing numbers. Figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries show that 52,379 road bikes, dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) were sold in the six months... More…

Small cars drive half yearly motor vehicle sales

5th July 2006

Strong sales of small cars have helped the automotive industry to an encouraging sales result in the first half of 2006. Official VFACTS figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries show that in the six months to June, a total of 483,160 motor vehicles were sold in... More…

Car Market Down Slightly in May

5th June 2006

The Australian motor vehicle market remained slightly softer in May, with sales finishing just 0.6 per cent down on the record for the month set last year. According to figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) a total of 83,457 cars trucks and buses were... More…

Car Market Turns Down as Petrol Prices Bite

3rd May 2006

Record petrol prices appear to be taking a toll on the new motor vehicle market according to official figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI). The Chamber’s VFACTS figures for April show that overall sales were down 10.2 per cent on the record for the... More…

Motorcycles Return to the Road in Sales Boom

2nd May 2006

Motorcycle sales in Australia are continuing to accelerate as riders return to public roads in record numbers. Following a record 2005, the latest figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries show that motorcycle sales have grown by a further 20 per cent in the first quarter of the... More…

Motor Vehicle Market Rebounds in March

5th April 2006

The Australian motor vehicle market has shown its resilience by setting a new record for the month of March. The industry shrugged off a slight sales dip in February to record a total of 87,156 last month - up 0.6 per cent on the previous record set in 2005. At the end of the first quarter... More…

John Conomos AO Elected President of The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries

31st March 2006

The Australian automotive industry’s peak body, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has elected a new President. Mr John Conomos AO, the Executive Chairman of Toyota Australia, was elected the new President of the FCAI and succeeds Mr Tom Gorman, President of Ford Australia,... More…

Small Cars Lead in Softer Motor Vehicle Market

3rd March 2006

The growth in sales of light cars continued in February against the background of a general softening in the Australian motor vehicle market. Official VFACTS figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show that 77,466 vehicles were sold last month - a drop of... More…

Smallest Cars Biggest Winners in January Sales

3rd February 2006

Sales of the smallest passenger cars boomed in January as the Australian motor vehicle market continued on its record-setting way. According to figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), a boom in Light cars helped to push the total market to a new January... More…

Australian Motorcycle Sales Cruise into the Record Books

2nd February 2006

For the first time in three decades Australian motorcycle sales have exceeded 100,000 in a year. According to figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), motorcycle sales achieved 102,142 in 2005 - an increase of 14.3 per cent compared to the 89,374 sales in... More…

New Car Sales Record

5th January 2006

Australians bought more cars and trucks in 2005 than ever before to set an all-time motor vehicle sales record of 988,269, according to figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI). It was the fourth successive year of market growth. Demand since 2001 has... More…