Mitsubishi admits fuel consumption irregularities

Mitsubishi has confirmed that it has discovered that fuel consumption testing data submitted to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Japan has been improperly presented in order to improve fuel consumption rates. The testing method was also different from that required by Japanese law.

The company has apologised to its customers and stakeholders and says it will put in place a committee of external experts to thoroughly and objectively investigate the issue. It has pledged to make these results public as soon as this is complete.

“Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has acted quickly and decisively,” says Lance Bradley, Managing Director, Mitsubishi Motors in the UK. “We understand that such issues are of great concern to consumers. I would like to reassure everyone that there is no evidence to suggest that UK or European models are affected.”

MMC has immediately halted production and sales of the four cars affected, which are the Mitsubishi eK Wagon, Mitsubishi eK Space, the Nissan Dayz and Nissan Roox, which are manufactured for Nissan by MMC.

The cars in question are only sold in the Japanese domestic market.
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