MITSUBISHI Motors Corporation (MMC) in Japan has discovered that testing data has been improperly presented to the authorities in order to improve fuel consumption rates.
The testing method was also different from that required by Japanese law.
The company has acted quickly to apologise to its customers and stakeholders and will put in place a committee of external experts to thoroughly and objectively investigate the issue.
In line with the company’s open and transparent policy, it has pledged to make these results public as soon as this is complete.
Lance Bradley, managing director, Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, said: ‘Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has acted quickly and decisively.
‘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, which are the Mitsubishi eK Wagon, Mitsubishi eK Space, the Nissan Dayz and Nissan Roox, which are manufactured for Nissan by MMC.
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