Mitsubishi Admits to Cheating on Fuel-Economy Tests

April 20, 2016 11:48 AM

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Mitsubishi Admits to Cheating on Fuel-Economy Tests

TOKYO — Mitsubishi Motors cheated on fuel-economy tests for a popular microcar it produces in Japan, the automaker said on Wednesday, adding that its engineers had intentionally manipulated testing procedures to make the cars appear to consume less fuel.

The cheating affected about 620,000 vehicles sold in the Japanese market, Tetsuro Aikawa, the company’s president, said at a news conference.

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