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Maserati production stoppage extended until mid January; new models may not come

Discussion in 'Mopar News' started by Hemidakota, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. Hemidakota

    Hemidakota Active Member

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    Maserati is extending its holiday production shutdown until mid-January at its Grugliasco and Mirafiori factories in Italy.

    A recent report by Automotive News Europe cites union sources revealing an extended holiday shutdown by the Italian luxury and sports car maker. The move was done in order to reduce vehicle stocks due to lower demand in China.

    Report: Slow sales forces Maserati to extend plant shutdown - Auto Industry News (at https://www.autoindustriya.com/auto-industry-news/report-slow-sales-forces-maserati-to-extend-plant-shutdown.html )
     
  2. randy1911

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    It would of be nice to advance those financial resources to the new lx platform replacement, 300, charger, challenger cars. MASERATI is nice but it's sold in such small number its reasoning is pointless. Sell off either alfa or Maserati then pay off the debt because we all know paying off the debt is mission number 1. Then use those resources in Chrysler and dodge, mostly Chrysler.
     
  3. DAGAR

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    One must wonder at the reporting veracity of any publication that calls Magnetti-Marelli "the crown jewel of FCA". Maserati has been contributing good profit at great margins to FCA and this is likely an attempt to ensure that continues. AS to new models - this IS FCA we are talking about....
     
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  4. BASONE88

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    Of course they are - to stay profitable! Last paragraph is "fake news."
     
  5. T_690

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  6. redriderbob

    redriderbob Mopar Guru!
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    Giorgio based FCA US cars won't have a problem with their resources as is...
     
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  7. MJAB

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    The original article of Automotive News, looks like to mix new and older data.

    In large SUV market there was a contraction in third quarter of 2017, mainly in Europe. And probably will continue for a while.
    There are variations in sales, up or down very fast intra-annual and for models.
    A trend in Europe is the rapid growth of hybrid versions (many customers want to appear more "green").

    Also how can Levante numbers compare to 2016 data when it started sales real sales mid 2016, after some registrations in march-may that were the ones for internal use/media/dealers?

    U.S.A.

    Maserati Levante
    2016 / 2017
    January - 379
    February - 305
    March - 567
    April - 473
    May - 451
    June - 377
    July - 446
    August 91 446
    September 387 475
    October 501 493
    November 331 483
    December 607 -

    European Union + EFTA countries

    2016 / 2017
    January - 693
    February - 475
    March 33 870
    April 1 429
    May 6 545
    June 86 484
    July 199 436
    August 228 262
    September 382 380
    October 407 420
    November 493 -
    December 643 -
     
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  8. jimboy

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    They are treating Maserati correctly. The last thing anyone familiar with the 'old Chrysler' wants to see is overproduction just to keep a factory running. Maserati is an aspirational vehicle, so volume isn't/shouldn't be an issue. 30 years from now, low production Maseratis will be very desirable cars. I think Maserati is one of the FCA success stories and that volume should be held down to keep prices and desirability high. I'm glad they are able and willing to do so. Not everything associated with lower volume is near death scenario, though it seems that way on this forum sometimes.
     
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