Maserati‘s newest sedan, rumored to be a smaller model comparable to a BMW 5-Series in size, will be built in Italy, after a deal was struck between an Italian labor union and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne.
Workers at the factory, formerly managed by Bertone, agreed to longer shifts and shorter breaks in exchange for the new Maserati. The deal follows similar agreements negotiated by Marchionne at three Fiat plants that saw workers give concessions in exchange for the chance to build new products. The former Bertone plant currently employs 1,100 people. The new Maserati sedan is expected to be part of a product onslaught that will also see Maserati offer a crossover for the first time in the brand’s history.
[Source: Left Lane News]