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HONDA MAINTAINS 2017 OVERALL LEAD IN TOUGH MARKET FOR MOTORCYCLES

5th January 2018

Australia’s motorcycle and ATV/SSV market fell 9.3 per cent in 2017 although total industry sales stayed above 100,000 for the full calendar year. National sales data released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries showed the 2017 result at 104,111, compared with 114,770 in... More…

INDUSTRY SUPPORTS TARIFF PLAN CUT TO MAKE SAFE NEW CARS EVEN MORE AFFORDABLE

5th January 2018

Australia’s peak motor industry body, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, has thrown its support behind calls to reduce vehicle tariffs, a move which it says will give more Australian drivers access to the latest safety technology. The FCAI’s Chief Executive Tony Weber... More…

RECORD YEAR FOR MOTOR INDUSTRY IN 2017

5th January 2018

Australia’s motor industry has achieved another record year of sales in 2017, according to results released today by the industry’s official statistical service, VFACTS. The industry posted a record December result to reach a 12-month total of 1,189,116, an increase of 0.9 per cent... More…

MOTORING INDUSTRY URGES AUSSIES TO ‘ASK THE QUESTION’ ON GENUINE PARTS

15th December 2017

As summer road trip season approaches, Australia’s motoring industry is urging families to ask if genuine parts will be used in their pre-trip servicing to ensure cars are properly prepared for their holiday journey. Investigations by industry campaign Genuine is Best have revealed a... More…

ACCC REPORT MALIGNS CAR INDUSTRY

14th December 2017

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) today expressed disappointment at the ACCC’s final report into the Australian new car retailing industry. The FCAI’s Chief Executive Tony Weber said that for a document which was some 18 months in development, the ACCC report not... More…

NEW ATV SAFETY WEBSITE GOES LIVE

14th December 2017

A new website which provides comprehensive information about how Australian riders can stay safe on their ATV has gone live. Australia’s peak vehicle industry body, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, has been developing the new-look website to refresh and replace a previous... More…

RECORD NOVEMBER KEEPS INDUSTRY ON TARGET

6th December 2017

Record November sales have kept the Australian motor industry on target for another best-selling year, according to the latest results released by the industry’s statistical service VFACTS. Industry sales rolled past the 1 million mark for the year to date as the November total reached... More…

INDUSTRY CONCERN OVER NEW QUEENSLAND CAR TAX

27th November 2017

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) today expressed deep concern at the Queensland Labor Government’s announcement that it would introduce an additional $2 per $100 of dutiable value added to the transfer duty costs of buying new cars worth more than $100,000. The Chief... More…

INTERNATIONAL EXPERT TO PROVIDE EVIDENCE TO ACCC QUAD BIKE INQUIRY

23rd November 2017

An international expert in off-road vehicle dynamics and safety has been invited by Australia’s peak motor industry body to provide key evidence to the upcoming Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) inquiry into quad bike safety. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries... More…

SMALL CARS & SUVS, LIGHT COMMERCIALS DRIVE OCTOBER RECORD

3rd November 2017

Small cars and SUVs, together with a continued strong demand for light commercials, have driven Australia’s new vehicle market to a record October sales result according to data released by the motor industry’s official statistical service, VFACTS. October sales reached a new high of... More…

ON YOUR BIKE: INDUSTRY URGES MOTORCYCLISTS TO RIDE TO WORK NEXT WEEK

6th October 2017

Australia’s motorcycle industry is now counting down the hours to the kick-off for the industry-wide campaign (October 8-15) in which riders all around the country are being urged to ride their motorcycles to work. National Ride Your Motorcycle To Work Week (www.ridetoworkweek.com.au) is... More…

HONDA LEADS AS MOTORCYCLE MARKET DIPS

6th October 2017

National motorcycle, ATV and SSV sales for the nine months to the end of September declined 7.8 per cent compared with the same period in 2016, according to the latest sales data published by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. Industry sales for the nine months totalled 73,141, with... More…

SEPTEMBER KEEPS CAR MARKET AHEAD OF RECORD

4th October 2017

Three of the growth segments in the Australian new vehicle market continued their momentum during September despite a 2.4 per cent dip in the overall market compared with the same month last year. A total of 100,200 new vehicle sales were recorded nationally last month, a fall of 2.4 per cent... More…

INDUSTRY SEEKS BALANCED DISCUSSION ON CONSUMER PROTECTION

19th September 2017

The peak body for Australia’s motor industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, has called for a fair and balanced discussion on consumer law and related issues in its response to a recent draft report into new car retailing produced by the ACCC. The FCAI has expressed its... More…

INDUSTRY RECOGNISES MIKE MRDAK’S CONTRIBUTION

7th September 2017

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, as the peak industry organisation representing vehicle manufacturers and importers of motor vehicles and motorcycles in Australia, offers its thanks to Mike Mrdak for his enormous contribution to Australia’s transport sector over many years,... More…

AUGUST RECORD FOR MOTOR INDUSTRY

7th September 2017

Australia’s motor industry posted its fourth consecutive month of record sales and its highest August outcome on record last month, according to results released today by the industry’s official statistical service, VFACTS. The August result of 96,662 was 1.8 per cent more than for... More…

FREE HELMET OFFER PROMOTES ATV AND SSV FARM SAFETY

30th August 2017

In a concerted effort to encourage more riders to wear helmets, Australia’s leading ATV/SSV brands will give away the market’s newest and most innovative helmet with every ATV and SSV ute sold during September. The free helmet offer is the industry’s most determined effort yet... More…

TASMANIAN CORONER RELEASES QUAD BIKE INQUEST FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

28th August 2017

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has welcomed the findings of the Tasmanian Coronial Inquest into seven ‘quad bike’ (or ATV) fatalities which were released today (Friday, 25 August 2017). The FCAI strongly supports the Coroner’s recommendation that helmets be... More…

INDUSTRY WELCOMES CONSUMER PROTECTION AGAINST PERSONAL IMPORT OF NEW VEHICLES

16th August 2017

Australia’s peak motor industry body, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has warmly welcomed an announcement by the Government not to proceed with the personal importation of new vehicles due to consumer protection issues. The Minister for Urban Infrastructure, Paul... More…

GET BACK ON YOUR BIKE: MOTORCYCLE BRANDS JOIN FORCES FOR INDUSTRY INITIATIVE

16th August 2017

In a first for the Australian motorcycle industry, all the major motorcycle brands have joined forces to encourage riders across the country to get their motorcycle out of the garage and ride it to work. The “National Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week” will run from October 8 to 15... More…

BENEFITS IN NEW ATV HELMET WIN FULL INDUSTRY SUPPORT

11th August 2017

Widespread adoption of the new Shark ATV helmet would have an immediate impact on reducing ATV injuries nationally, industry research has found. The helmet had its official public release this week in Queensland where Fiona O’Sullivan, Manager, Agriculture Strategy Unit Workplace Health and... More…

STATEMENT BY THE FCAI ON THE RELEASE OF THE ACCC DRAFT REPORT INTO THE NEW CAR RETAIL INDUSTRY

10th August 2017

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries notes the release today (August 10) of the ACCC’s extensive draft report into Australia’s new car retailing industry. The industry strives to deliver the best outcomes for its customers through offering world-class technology, safety, value... More…

JULY RECORD FOR MOTOR INDUSTRY

3rd August 2017

Australia’s motor industry posted its fourth month of record sales for 2017 with July as its third successive month of record gains, according to results released today from the motor industry’s official statistical service, VFACTS. The July result of 92,754 sales keeps the industry... More…