Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has scheduled a 9-day halt in production of the Maserati Levante, beginning on November 22nd and ending on December 7th. The company claims that the suspension is due to new importing regulations for China, which caused a decline in sales.
However, in a statement made to Reuters, FIOM union secretary general Federico Bellono questions whether or not the delay is temporary.
“Are we sure this is a temporary situation because of the Chinese market?” Asked Bellono in the report. “Or is this pointing to a structural drop in volumes?”
When asked about the issue, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne stated that the Alfa Romeo distribution network in China was in need of improvement, but insisted that Maserati had no structural issues in China.