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INDUSTRY SEEKS URGENT ACTION TO STOP KIDS RIDING ADULT ATVS

10th March 2017

Australia’s ATV industry is urging State and territory governments to adopt the recommendations of previous Coronial inquests in order to fast-track better safety for ATV riders. The ATV industry and its representative body, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, have been long-term... More…

FCAI COMMENDS INSURER'S GENUINE PARTS POLICY CHANGE

8th March 2017

Australia's peak automotive industry body has called on the wider insurance industry to follow the lead of insurance giant IAG, which will urge repairers to use new genuine parts in vehicle repairs. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) Chief Executive Tony Weber commended IAG on its... More…

SUV SALES OVERTAKE PASSENGER CARS FOR FIRST TIME EVER

3rd March 2017

The month of February produced a landmark shift in Australian automotive history when national sales of Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) overtook those of passenger cars for the first time on a monthly basis according to the official VFACTS sales figures released by Australia’s peak industry... More…

SOLID JANUARY START FOLLOWS INDUSTRY’S RECORD YEAR

3rd February 2017

Motor vehicle sales across Australia got off to a solid start in January, with the month’s sales nudging ahead of the same period last year and showing a rise in activity among private purchasers. Total sales for January, including passenger cars, SUVs, light and heavy commercial vehicles... More…

FINAL QUARTER SURGE PUSHES MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY TO BEST SALES IN SEVEN YEARS

6th January 2017

A surge in consumer activity during the final quarter of 2016 generated a strong finish to the sales year for Australia’s new motorcycle market, with the calendar year result up 6.6 per cent on 2015. Australia’s motorcycle, ATV and scooter sales reached a total of 114,783 in 2016... More…

RECORD SALES YEAR FOR 2016 FLAGS DRAMATIC SHIFT IN BUYER PREFERENCES

6th January 2017

Australia has posted its third new car sales record in four years with 1,178,133 new passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles sold in 2016, an increase of 2 per cent on the 2015 calendar year record. Vehicle sales in December totalled 98,763, slightly down (0.9 per cent) on December 2015. The... More…

INDUSTRY WELCOMES PLANS FOR CLEANER EMISSIONS AND QUALITY FUEL

21st December 2016

The release of discussion papers seeking to improve the efficiency of light vehicles and vehicle emissions through better fuel standards was warmly welcomed yesterday by Australia’s vehicle industry and its representative peak body, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI). The... More…

KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE ON ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES (ATVs) THIS FESTIVE SEASON

15th December 2016

Make safety your first priority when children are out riding on ATVs during this Christmas holiday season. The ATV industry’s representative body, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), is urging parents to watch and supervise younger riders as the festive season is often used... More…

DIVERSE INPUT TO EMISSIONS DEBATE WELCOME, SAYS INDUSTRY

12th December 2016

Australia’s peak vehicle industry body has welcomed the Australian Automobile Association’s latest contribution to the emissions discussion but expressed concern that it may serve to confuse or mislead consumers. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries said that the AAA’s... More…

PRIVATE LCV SALES UP 10 PER CENT AS INDUSTRY PUSHES TOWARD RECORD

5th December 2016

The diversity and multi-purpose capability of light commercial vehicles has seen private sales in this segment rise 10 per cent during November 2016 compared with November 2015, as Australia’s new vehicle market charges toward a record sales year according to the industry’s VFACTS... More…

INDUSTRY THROWS ITS SUPPORT BEHIND CALL FOR ABOLISHING TARIFFS AND LCT

2nd December 2016

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has thrown its support behind the South Australian Treasurer’s call today (December 2) to abolish vehicle tariffs and remove the inequitable Luxury Car Tax. South Australian Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis announced that he would take his call... More…

STUNNING NEW SYDNEY VENUE FOR 2017 MOTORCYCLE SHOW

25th November 2016

The brand new $1.5 billion Sydney International Convention Centre (ICC) in Darling Harbour will be the venue for next year’s Sydney Motorcycle Show. Tony Weber, Chief Executive of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), made the announcement at the opening of Melbourne... More…

INDUSTRY SUPPORTS ROADMAP FOR AUTOMATED VEHICLES

11th November 2016

Australia’s peak industry car body, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, has welcomed the release today (November 11) of a new policy paper from the National Transport Commission which creates the “roadmap” for the roll-out of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems... More…

MARKET ON TARGET FOR A RECORD YEAR

4th November 2016

Australia’s new vehicle sales remain on target for a record year despite a slight dip during October when total sales reached 93,357, 1%  (964 vehicles) down on the same month in 2015. Passenger cars were the only segment to fall below October 2015 outcomes (down by 7.4%), with SUVs... More…

INDUSTRY EXPERT URGES ATV RIDERS TO WEAR HELMETS

12th October 2016

An engineering expert from the US providing evidence to a Coronial inquest into ATV fatalities in Hobart, Tasmania, has emphasised the safety importance of riders wearing helmets. Scott Kebschull, from US-based firm Dynamic Research Inc and regarded as one of the world’s leading researchers... More…

FCAI PRESIDENT URGES NATIONAL POLICY SETTING FOR C-ITS COHESION

11th October 2016

Australia must develop Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems policies which are in step with those going on elsewhere around the world or risk being isolated from all the remarkable benefits greater levels of connected and automated driving will bring to our everyday lives, the ITS World... More…

STRONG MOTORCYCLE SALES IN 2016

7th October 2016

The Australian motorcycle and ATV market grew strongly in the first three quarters of 2016, with the latest sales figures revealing a 5.5 per cent increase over the same period in 2015. Sales for the first three quarters of 2016 totalled 79,237. The Chief Executive of the Federal Chamber of... More…

CAR SALES GROWTH FUELLED BY SUVS AND LIGHT COMMERCIALS

5th October 2016

Australia’s new car sales continued their steady growth during September with total sales of 102,696 vehicles, fuelled by continuing strong demand for SUVs and light commercial vehicles. Sales of SUVs during September were up by 6.8 per cent over the same month last year, and up 9.9 per... More…

FCAI BACKS COORDINATED APPROACH TO AUTOMATED VEHICLES

30th September 2016

Australia’s peak motor industry body has thrown its full support behind the need for a clear, government-mandated roadmap for the roll-out of automated vehicle technology. The Chief Executive of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, Tony Weber, said that the report released by... More…

ATTITUDES TOWARD FARM SAFETY MUST CHANGE, SAYS FCAI

30th September 2016

Changes in user behaviour and operating practices are urgently needed to make Australian farms safer, particularly when using tractors, All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and general machinery. The Chief Executive of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), Tony Weber, said that the recently... More…

INDUSTRY REPORT REVEALS CHALLENGE AHEAD ON FUEL, EMISSIONS

23rd September 2016

  A report by independent Victorian-based research team ABMARC has revealed the challenges ahead for regulators as Australia continues the transition to more stringent levels of vehicle pollutant emissions and the introduction of a fuel consumption standard over the next decade and beyond.... More…

CAMPAIGN SHOWS A CPD IS NOT THE ANSWER

8th September 2016

In an overturn incident, Crush Protection Devices (CPDs) fitted to All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) can cause as many injuries as they may prevent. That’s the key message behind a new educational video released today (September 8) by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) on its ATV... More…

SUVs AND LIGHT COMMERCIALS LEAD CONTINUED MARKET GROWTH

7th September 2016

Sales of new motor vehicles for August 2016 continued the trend set earlier this year with an increase of 4.6 per cent over the August 2015 figures.  To date this year, Australians have purchased 784,380 new motor vehicles, up 3 per cent over the volume for the same period in 2015.... More…