According to reports, Maserati will be forced to shut its Grugliasco factory in Italy for one full week on the back of declining sales.

It is reported by Reuters that 2000 workers at the factory won’t have worked between November 2 and November 8 as the company adjusts its production output to match market demand.

In 2013 and 2014, the Italian company experienced a massive spike in worldwide sales and deliveries thanks to the introduction of the brand new Ghibli sedan as well as the next-generation Quattroporte and a selection of new twin-turbo V6 and V8 engines. As a matter of fact, Maserati posted a 171 per cent increase in U.S. Sales in 2014 compared to the year prior and month-to-month, sales continued to rise.

This year however, Maserati’s sales figures have begun to fall and last month, they were 34 per cent less than September 2014. In February this year, they also plummeted by 43 per cent compared to February the year prior.

Next year at the Geneva Motor Show 2016, it has been confirmed that the long-awaited Maserati Levante SUV will arrive. It will prove pivotal to Maserati’s future and the company’s aim to hit 75,000 units annually by 2018.

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