Maserati has disclosed plans to halt production in the first week of November amid decreasing demand.
Maserati has disclosed plans to halt production in the first week of November.
FCA-owned Maserati is going through some difficult times as the company has announced production will be stopped for a week next month due to decreasing demand. 2,000 employees won't come for work during these days as Maserati is trying to match production output with the number of orders which has declined mostly because of fewer requests from China, according to the company's boss Harald Wester.
For the very same reason, production was stopped last month after deliveries in the second quarter of 2015 of the Ghibli and Quattroporte high-performance sedans went down by a significant 13% which caused a 30% drop in operating profit to €43 million.
During this new pause, Maserati will make changes to the assembly line in order to get it ready for next year's Ghibli-based Levante which has already been confirmed for an official introduction in March at the Geneva Motor Show. The crossover will be a crucial model for Maserati's future which also involves a production version of the Alfieri set to be offered in both coupe and cabrio body styles, along with a new coupe-only GranTurismo.