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Media Statement from FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber

11th December 2013

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries is saddened by news today that Holden will cease manufacturing in Australia from the end of 2017. Our thoughts are with the workers and their families at this difficult time. More…

Small cars a popular choice in November

4th December 2013

The Toyota Corolla was Australia's top selling car last month, with 3,894 sold. The Mazda3 came in second (3,666), followed by the Toyota Hilux (3,368), Hyundai i30 (3,157) and Holden Commodore (3,097). The top five results highlight the growing popularity of small cars, with three of the five... More…

Australia’s premier motorcycle industry event opens tomorrow

14th November 2013

The latest and greatest new bikes, pristine classics and eye-catching riding displays will be in Darling Harbour from tomorrow until Sunday, as part of the 2013 Sydney Motorcycle & Scooter Show. The Show is the premier event for Australia’s motorcycle industry and is owned by the... More…

Car sales down in October

6th November 2013

Car sales were down in all states and territories except Tasmania last month, with national sales down 3.1 per cent. Releasing the October 2013 VFACTS report Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries Chief Executive Tony Weber said the figures show private sales have increased 4.4 per cent... More…

Government’s FBT announcement

6th November 2013

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries welcomes the confirmation by Treasurer Joe Hockey and Assistant Treasurer Arthur Sinodinos that the Federal Government will not proceed with the previous Government’s FBT change, announced in July. This means the statutory formula method remains... More…

The real value of our automotive manufacturing industry

4th November 2013

The Australian economy would be $21.5 billion smaller if automotive manufacturing leaves the country in 2018. Melbourne and Adelaide will be heavily impacted with significant job losses and a long-term fall in gross regional product (GRP). Economic analysis by Monash University’s Centre of... More…

NSW Motor Dealers and Repairers Bill creates national inconsistency

30th October 2013

Motor vehicle distributors in New South Wales will be hit with confusing and nationally inconsistent regulations if the NSW Government’s Motor Dealers and Repairers Bill 2013 passes through Parliament in its current form. The Bill, introduced into NSW Parliament last week, is supposedly... More…

MOTORCYCLE SALES ON THE RISE IN 2013

8th October 2013

Motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and scooter sales have risen almost one per cent this year, with almost 80,000 sold in Australia between January and September. The 79,949 sales are 0.8 per cent higher than in the same period last year. Releasing the motorcycle, ATV and scooter sales figures... More…

CAR SALES DOWN 2.1 % IN SEPTEMBER

3rd October 2013

Toyota was the top selling brand in the September market with 17,492 vehicles sold. Toyota also had the top two selling cars for the month—the Toyota Corolla with 3,443 and the Toyota Hilux with 3,341. The Mazda3 was the third top selling car (3,052 units), followed by the Holden Commodore... More…

FBT CHANGE SLOWS CAR SALES

4th September 2013

The automotive industry took a hit in August with sales down 0.2 per cent compared to August last year. Only 93,336 vehicles were sold. Prior to the Government's 16 July FBT change, vehicle sales had increased, on average, by around 4.8 per cent each month, compared to the same periods from 2012.... More…

JULY SALES UP FROM 2012, BUT LOWER THAN EXPECTED

5th August 2013

Sales of passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles were strong in July 2013, totalling 90,235, yet lower than expected. Releasing the July 2013 VFACTS data, Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) Chief Executive Tony Weber said it is disappointing that even after only half a... More…

NEW CAR SALES EXPECTED TO DROP 10 PER CENT, WITH LOCAL MANUFACTURERS HIT THE HARDEST

29th July 2013

New car sales in Australia are expected to drop by 10 per cent or more annually, if the Rudd Government continues with its commitment to eliminate the FBT statutory formula method for salary-sacrificed and employer-provided cars.   “This is terrible news for car... More…

FCAI WELCOMES COALITION ANNOUNCEMENT ON FBT CHANGES

19th July 2013

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) welcomes the Coalition's announcement today that it will oppose the Rudd Government's proposal to eliminate the FBT statutory formula method for salary-sacrificed and employer-provided cars, and it will not introduce this measure if it wins... More…

FCAI CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT TO RECONSIDER VEHICLE FBT CHANGE

16th July 2013

The Australian Government’s decision to remove the statutory formula method for salary-sacrificed and employer-provided cars has dire consequences for Australia’s vehicle industry, both locally-made and imported. Automotive manufacturing is a scale industry, which requires long-term... More…

MOTORCYCLE SALES IN AUSTRALIA INCREASE 8 JULY 2013

8th July 2013

More than 53,000 motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and scooters were sold in Australia in the first half of this year, with Honda leading sales of road motorcycles and ATVs. Yamaha led sales of off-road motorcycles and Piaggio led scooter sales.  The industry sales figures release... More…

TOYOTA HILUX TOPS SALES FOR JUNE 2013

3rd July 2013

The Toyota Hilux has again topped the list for sales in Australian with 4931 sold in June 2013. These sales reflect the strength of the light commercial market. VFACTS data released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) shows the Toyota Corolla was second for sales in June... More…

ATV Safety

27th June 2013

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) encourages all-terrain vehicle (ATV) users to follow known safety practices including the use of a helmet, not riding an adult-sized ATV if they are under 16, not carrying more than the approved number of passengers, not using the ATV on terrain... More…

Toyota takes top spot for May 2013

5th June 2013

Toyota was the top selling marque for May 2013 and also had the top two selling models with the Hilux and Corolla.  Last month’s sales of 96,788 units represent a steady market compared to May 2012 with only a 0.7 per cent increase, according to official VFACTS data released today by... More…

NEW VEHICLE SALES UP 7.6% IN APRIL 2013

3rd May 2013

   Last month’s sales of new motor vehicles indicates continued strong demand, with April 2013 sales figures of 85,117 units up 7.6% on the April 2012 data according to official VFACTS data released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI).  The top five... More…

Industry supports safe use of ATVs

29th April 2013

Australia’s peak body for the automotive industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) and its members, comprising the leading ATV distributors, have again called for responsible use of ATVs in response to Safe Work Australia’s call for fitting of Crush Protection... More…

MOTORCYCLE SALES REMAIN SOLID IN THE FIRST QUARTER

9th April 2013

Official figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show that 25,848 new motorcycles, ATVs and Scooters were sold in Australia during the first three months of 2013. This is a slight decrease of 0.3 per cent (71 units) over the same period in 2012.  Both... More…

DEMAND FOR SMALL SUVs CONTINUES TO GROW

4th April 2013

Official VFACTS figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) indicates sales of 97,400 new passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles in March 2013, showing sales have steadied compared to the growth in monthly sales seen in January and February this year. While... More…

LIGHT COMMERCIALS LEAD THE CHARGE IN FEBRUARY CAR SALES

5th March 2013

Three of Australia’s top five selling vehicles were light commercials in February 2013 according to official VFACTS data released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI).  February 2013 sales of 90,218 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles were up 5.2 per... More…

STRONG VEHICLE SALES CONTINUE IN 2013

5th February 2013

The new vehicle market has started the year with a solid result, following on from record annual sales in 2012. Official VFACTS data released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) shows that 85,430 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles were sold in January (up 11.3... More…

MOTORCYCLE SALES FINISH 2012 ON A HIGH

8th January 2013

Official figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show that 115,488 new motorcycles, ATVs and scooters were sold in Australia during 2012. This is an increase of 5.4 per cent (5,930 units) over the 2011 number. The Road motorcycle segment continued to drive... More…

New record set in 2012 new motor vehicle sales

4th January 2013

Official VFACTS data released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) shows that a total of 1,112,032 new passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles were delivered to customers during 2012. This is a new record and only the fifth time ever that more than one million... More…