Stellantis pauses manufacturing at plant constructing Maseratis

Stellantis has paused manufacturing at its sprawling Mirafiori plant in Turin, Italy, as demand for Maseratis constructed on the web site tapers off.

The plant is liable for the Fiat 500e electrical hatch in addition to 4 Maseratis: the GranTurismo (each fuel and electrical variations), Ghibli, Levante, and Quattroporte.

The plant was paused this week and can resume earlier than being stopped once more between Oct. 19 and Nov. 3, Automotive News (subscription required) reported on Thursday, citing feedback made by a Stellantis spokesman.

Roughly 2,400 staff will likely be briefly laid off.

The GranTurismo acquired a redesign for the 2024 mannequin yr however the different Maserati fashions are all nearing the top of the product cycle, when demand usually weakens. Citing union officers, Automotive Information reported that Maserati manufacturing at Mirafiori was paused as a lot as 58 days within the first half of 2023.

2021 Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo

2021 Maserati Quattroporte Trofeo

The Ghibli and Quattroporte will each stop manufacturing in December and will likely be changed by a single mannequin below the Quattroporte title. Just like the GranTurismo, each fuel and electrical variations of the redesigned Quattroporte are regarded as coming.

In accordance with Automotive Information, the Levante will soldier on till receiving its personal redesign in 2025.

Maserati has already introduced the top of the V-8 engine forward of the arrival of the next-generation fashions.

Regardless of the weakening demand, Maserati gross sales within the first half have been up 41% from a yr in the past, coming in at 14,500 models. The gross sales have been given a large increase due to the Grecale compact crossover which was a brand new addition to the lineup for 2024. The Grecale is constructed at a separate plant in Cassino, Italy.

Maserati is not the one Stellantis model experiencing week demand. Jeep gross sales by the primary half are down 12% from one yr in the past, following a development that goes again to 2019 when Jeep offered almost a million automobiles within the yr. In 2022, its gross sales have been 684,614 models, which was down 12% on the earlier yr. Stellantis on Thursday named Antonio Filosa as its new CEO for Jeep. He replaces Christian Meunier who has held the highest job since 2019.