Maserati Bumps Up Production


MILAN - The luxury automaker Maserati says it plans to increase production to 50,000 vehicles a year by 2015.

The Modena-based carmaker owned by Fiat said Thursday it will introduce three new models in distinct market segments to achieve the new volumes.

Future production will be at the ex-Bertone plant that Fiat bought two years ago outside of Turin, while headquarters will remain in Modena.

Maserati last year shipped 6,159 vehicles, up 8.5 percent from 2010, for revenues of €588 million ($773.4 million). The U.S. is the brand's biggest market, followed by China.

Maserati's model range currently comprises the GranTurismo two-door coupe, which has a convertible version, and the Quattroporte luxury sport sedan. Maserati has already said it plans to launch a new SUV.

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