Rolls Royce is to increase the number of non-production days at its Goodwood site, the company announced today.
The luxury manufacturer's lines will be idled for an additional 15 days, on top of the 42 non-production days already planned over the next six months.
The company announced it was to cut 40 temporary jobs last year, but no further job losses are expected in the wake of the increased downtime.
Rolls-Royce achieved record sales in 2008, increasing the number of units sold by 20 per cent. The luxury manufacturer sold 1212 cars compared with 1010 the previous year, the fifth consecutive annual sales increase.
It is planning to launch a new smaller model, codenamed 'RR4', before the end of this year.