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Trevor Collett | Oct, 10 2015 | 0 Comments

Maserati will send its workers on an enforced one week vacation in November as the carmaker looks to match supply with demand.

After an initial boom in sales for its Ghibli sedan, it seems the honeymoon period is over and the carmaker is now churning out more than is required.

As a result, parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has made the call for a temporary halt - as reported in a statement from Italy’s Fismic Union to industry paper Automotive News Europe.

And it isn’t just the Ghibli that will see production trimmed during the shutdown, with the Quattroporte line also set for a temporary freeze.

The move will affect around 2000 employees, and follows a similar decision last month.

"We aren't worried about the future," Fismic Secretary, Vincenzo Aragona, said.

"Maserati's investment in Grugliasco is one of the most positive events in the Turin area in the last ten years."

The sales slowdown is yet to reach Australia, however, with Maserati recording a comparatively healthy 59 new car sales last month alone.

This figure contributed to a year-to-date total of 412 - up 36.4 percent on the same time last year - and included 38 Ghibli and nine Quattroporte sales in September.

Instead, it’s the Chinese market which is dragging the sales chain, among others, with combined deliveries for all of Maserati’s markets dropping 13 percent.

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