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SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR – METT PTY LTD

16th December 2010

Mett Pty Ltd has been named the 2010 Supplier of the Year as part of awards organised by the peak body representing the Australian automotive industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI). “The award is recognition of the vital importance of competitive, innovative and... More…

VEHICLE SALES CONTINUE TO OUTPERFORM OTHER ECONOMIC INDICATORS

3rd December 2010

Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) showed that 87,342 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles were sold in November, up 1.8 per cent (or 1,509 vehicles) on the same month in 2009. “These figures show new car sales continue to outperform... More…

OECD REPORT BASED ON FLAWED ANALYSIS

15th November 2010

The peak body representing the Australian automotive industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), is disappointed with the flawed analysis of the automotive industry published at the weekend by the OECD. “The OECD report reproduces a chart which utterly misrepresents the... More…

NEW CAR SALES HOLD THE LINE IN OCTOBER

4th November 2010

Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) showed that 80,925 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles were sold in October, up 0.1 per cent (or 112 vehicles) on the same month in 2009. "This is a solid result with sales on a par with the good figures... More…

THIRD QUARTER MOTORCYCLE SALES RESULT

14th October 2010

The motorcycle market is showing signs of stabilising following the difficulties of the financial downturn and a colder than usual winter. Figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show 73,749 motorcycles, scooters and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) were sold in the... More…

NEW CAR SALES ACHIEVE A RECORD SEPTEMBER RESULT

5th October 2010

Strong sales across most segments have resulted in a record monthly sales result for September and prompted the industry to upgrade its annual forecast to more than one million units. Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) showed that 85,054 passenger... More…

AUSTRALIAN CAR MANUFACTURING RECEIVES WELCOME BOOST

10th September 2010

The peak body representing the Australian automotive industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has welcomed new investment announcements by local car makers that provide encouraging signs for vehicle production and exports. Toyota Australia has announced it will invest around... More…

SUV SALES DRIVE NEW CAR MARKET HIGHER IN AUGUST

3rd September 2010

Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) showed that 82,122 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles were sold in August, up 12.1 per cent (or 8,835 vehicles) on the same month in 2009. “This is a strong August result with sales of SUVs... More…

SOLID NEW VEHICLE SALES RESULT IN JULY

4th August 2010

Strong demand from private buyers and sustained interest in SUVs has resulted in another solid month of new vehicle sales. Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) showed that 82,376 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles were sold in July, up 9.3... More…

INDUSTRY SUPPORTS PROPOSAL TO SCRAP INEFFICIENT CARS

24th July 2010

The peak body representing the Australian automotive industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), has given its support to a proposal to offer motorists a $2,000 rebate to switch to new, safer and more fuel efficient vehicles. “The car industry welcomes any move to support... More…

HALF YEARLY MOTORCYCLE SALES RESULT 2010

9th July 2010

Road bikes remain the most popular form of two-wheeled transport despite an overall drop in the number of people buying new motorcycles. Figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show 48,842 motorcycles, scooters and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) were sold in the six... More…

JUNE CAR SALES ACHIEVE ALL-TIME RECORD HIGH

5th July 2010

The new vehicle market posted a new record monthly result in June to round off a strong mid-year sales result. Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) showed that 108,722 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles were sold in June, up 5.7 per cent... More…

NEW CAR MARKET MAINTAINS STRONG SALES MOMENTUM

3rd June 2010

The new car market posted a record May sales result with all vehicle segments performing strongly. Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) showed that 89,218 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles were sold in May, up 18.3 per cent (or 13,777... More…

STRONG SALES IN APRIL BOOST CAR MARKET

5th May 2010

Solid sales across all vehicle segments have resulted in the second highest April result on record. Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) shows that 81,401 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles were sold in April, up 27.3 per cent (or 17,436... More…

NEW PRESIDENT – FEDERAL CHAMBER OF AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIES

5th May 2010

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has elected GM Holden Chairman and Managing Director, Mike Devereux, as its new President. Mr Devereux replaces Alan Batey who stepped down as Holden Chairman and MD and FCAI President to take up a senior position with General Motors in the... More…

SOFT START TO THE YEAR FOR MOTORCYCLE SALES

12th April 2010

Official figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show that 23,211 motorcycles, scooters and all-terrain vehicles were sold in the first quarter of this year – a decrease of 12.2 per cent (3,215 units) over the same period in 2009. “This has been a slow... More…

NEW VEHICLE MARKET POSTS RECORD MARCH RESULT

7th April 2010

Strong sales across all vehicle segments has resulted in a record monthly sales figure for March, eclipsing the previous record set in 2007 by 352 vehicles. Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) shows that 94,744 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial... More…

PRIVATE BUYERS HELP LIFT NEW CAR SALES

3rd March 2010

Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) shows that 82,219 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles were sold in February, up 17.1 per cent (or 11,978 vehicles) on the same month in 2009. "This is a very strong result and provides further evidence... More…

NEW ONLINE CALCULATOR MAKES BUYING A NEW CAR EASIER

1st March 2010

Shopping around to buy a new vehicle will become easier and more user-friendly with vehicle brands introducing a new online price calculator to provide customers with an all-inclusive “drive away” price. The peak body representing the Australian automotive industry, the Federal... More…

CAR EMISSIONS REACH NEW ENVIRONMENTAL MILESTONE

16th February 2010

The Australian new vehicle market has reached a new environmental milestone with average carbon dioxide emissions the lowest on record, helped by improvements in engine technology. The National Average Carbon Emission (NACE) figure for 2009 is 218.5 grams of CO2 per kilometre – down 1.8 per... More…

STRONG START TO THE YEAR FOR NEW CAR SALES

3rd February 2010

The automotive industry has started the year on a positive note with a significant increase in the number of new vehicles sold during January. Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) shows that 74,864 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles were... More…

SOLID RESULT FOR MOTORCYCLE SALES IN 2009

11th January 2010

Official figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show that 115,981 motorcycles, scooters and all-terrain vehicles were sold last year – a decrease of 13.6 per cent (18,298 units) over 2008. “Given the circumstances, this is a very solid result,”... More…

NEW VEHICLE MARKET ENDS STRONG YEAR WITH RECORD DECEMBER

6th January 2010

The new vehicle market ended the year strongly to record annual sales that well exceeded industry forecasts with many of the additional sales attributed to the Federal Government's business tax break. Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) shows that... More…