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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation admits manipulating fuel economy tests

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation admits manipulating fuel economy tests

India Blooms News Service | 20 Apr 2016, 10:32 pm
Tokyo, Apr 20 (IBNS) Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) on Wednesday admitted it falsified fuel economy test data for more than 600,000 vehicles which were sold in Japan.

"In connection with the certification process for the mini-cars manufactured by MMC, we found that with respect to the fuel consumption testing data submitted to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), MMC conducted testing improperly to present better fuel consumption rates than the actual rates; and that the testing method was also different from the one required by Japanese law. We express deep apologies to all of our customers and stakeholders for this issue," the MMC said in a statement.

"The applicable cars are four mini-car models, two of which are the "eK Wagon" and "eK Space" which have been manufactured by MMC; and the other two are the "Dayz" and "Dayz Roox" which have been manufactured by MMC and supplied to Nissan Motors Corporation (NM) since June 2013. Up until the end of March 2016, MMC has sold 157 thousand units of the eK Wagon and eK Space and supplied 468 thousand units of the Dayz and Dayz Roox to NM," the company said.

The company said it has decided to stop production and sales of the applicable cars.

"NM also has stopped sales of the applicable cars, and MMC and NM will discuss compensation regarding this issue. During our internal investigation, we have found that the testing method which was different from the one required by Japanese law has been applied to other models manufactured by MMC for the Japanese domestic market. Taking into account the seriousness of these issues, we will also conduct an investigation into products manufactured for overseas markets," read the statement issued by the company.


"In order to conduct an investigation into these issues objectively and thoroughly, we plan to set up a committee consisting of only external experts. We will publish the results of our investigation as soon as it is complete," it said.
 

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation admits manipulating fuel economy tests

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