Mitsubishi Motors Apologizes For Cheating On Fuel Economy Tests
Mitsubishi has admitted to falsifying fuel economy test data for more than 600,000 vehicles sold in Japan.By Ben Lawson | April 20, 2016
Mitsubishi is the latest automaker to admit to manipulating automotive tests. In this case, it aimed to make fuel economy data appear better than it actually was.
In a press conference Friday, Mitsubishi executives apologized for falsifying data for some 625,000 vehicles sold in Japan.
All the vehicles affected were mini-car models manufactured by Mitsubishi, but some of them were sold by Nissan. Mitsubishi said the fault was discovered during Nissan's in-house testing.