This news is notable because it shows that FCA boss Sergio Marchionne’s ambitious product transformation is not progressing as smoothly as planned. In the MiTo’s case, the company is willing to go back on its original strategy. The subcompact hatch wasn’t supposed to survive beyond 2016, but Bloomberg is reporting an update is due by the middle of next year.
As for Maserati, well, there’s not much to say. The Alfieri was supposed to go on sale next year, and now it’s not. There’s no word on how (or even if) Maserati’s priorities will shift to another vehicle, or if this is simply a matter of money being distributed away from one of FCA’s brands and toward another.