Porsche has cut vehicle production at its Zuffenhausen plant because of falling sales.
The plant, which assembles all 911 and Boxster models, will close for an ‘extended Christmas holiday’ starting on 19 December, opening again on 19 January 2009.
A company spokesperson told Autocar that, although the plant would be closed for a month, Porsche has no plans to cut its workforce.
The firm said that overtime accrued during ‘a very busy 2007’ means that leave already owed to employees will balance the forthcoming downtime.
Even with the launch of new models such as the Cayenne diesel and facelifted Boxster and Cayman, Porsche is unlikely to better a bumper 2007, in which it sold close to 100,000 units.