Audi will reportedly halt production at one of its main plants just outside of Stuttgart, Germany, for one week due to weakening European demand.
According to The Detroit News, Audi will close its Neckarsulm plant during the first week of October in order to prevent an inventory buildup. The Neckarsulm plant is responsible for A6, A7, A8 and R8 production, as well as all of Audi's RS performance vehicles.
European sales have been on the decline for quite some time now, with the growing debt crisis now spreading to some countries in the north. Last month new car sales plummeted 37 percent in Spain and 26 percent in Italy, with France also reporting a sharp 18 percent decline.
New car sales are expected to free fall for the remainder of 2012, with Europe on pace for its lowest sales figures in nearly two decades.
Audi isn't alone in dealing with the debt crisis. Earlier this year Mercedes-Benz slashed its production forecast and recently reduced its profit estimates for the year.