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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…

FCAI STATEMENT RE TAKATA AIRBAG INCIDENT AND RECALL CAMPAIGN

24th July 2017

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the man involved in the tragic incident of July 13 and we understand that Honda Australia is working closely to provide whatever assistance is required. The Takata airbag recall is an... More…

SECOND QUARTER RECOVERY FOR NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MARKET

7th July 2017

The national motorcycle market produced a second quarter sales recovery to be 4.1 per cent down in the first half of 2017 compared with the same period in 2016, according to the latest data published by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. Half-yearly sales for 2017 totalled 50,908... More…

MOTOR INDUSTRY POSTS MONTHLY SALES RECORD

5th July 2017

Australia’s new motor vehicle sales achieved a best-ever monthly result in June, according to the motor industry’s statistical service VFACTS. June sales hit a new monthly record high of 134,171, an increase of 4.4 per cent to surpass the previous best result of 128,569 recorded in... More…

RECORD MAY LIFTS SALES ACROSS ALL STATES

5th June 2017

The Australian motor industry posted a record result for the month of May, with all states and the Northern Territory growing in vehicle sales. May sales totalled 102,901, a healthy 6.4 per cent increase on the same month last year with all market segments increasing. Year to date, market sales... More…

INDUSTRY WELCOMES NTC REPORT ON CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS

5th June 2017

The newest data released by the National Transport Commission supports the motor industry’s assertion that credits and incentives are vital in encouraging more consumers to buy low emissions vehicles and, in doing so, continue to drive down Australia’s carbon dioxide emissions.... More…

WORKSAFE VICTORIA REVISES ITS ANNOUNCEMENT ON OPDs FOLLOWING LEGAL ACTION BY ATV INDUSTRY

24th May 2017

As a result of legal proceedings commenced against it by the leading Australian distributors of All Terrain Vehicles (“ATVs”, or sometimes called “quad bikes”), WorkSafe Victoria has made substantial revisions to the announcement that it made in March 2016, “New... More…

INDUSTRY WELCOMES INVESTMENT IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING FUND

12th May 2017

Australia’s peak motor industry body, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement in this week’s Budget to introduce an Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund to help turbocharge Australian manufacturing into the 21st century.... More…

LIGHT COMMERCIALS HOLD UP IN A REDUCED APRIL OUTCOME

4th May 2017

Strong growth was experienced in light commercial vehicles, and in particular 4X4 utilities, despite a weaker April sales outcome, according to the motor industry’s statistical service VFACTS. Although total vehicle sales for April were at 83,135 compared with 87,571 in April 2016, light... More…

OPINION ON SERVICE AND REPAIR NOT SUPPORTED BY FACTS, SAYS INDUSTRY

27th April 2017

An opinion piece by the Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Competition and Productivity Dr Andrew Leigh in today’s media (27 April 2017) about access to independent vehicle service and repair is not supported by the facts, according to the motor vehicle industry’s peak... More…