SUZUKI & MITSUBISHI MOTORS' SCANDAL * Japan: Cause, EMISSIONS METHODS MEASURES
* Tokyo - Suzuki admits irregularities after the scandal Mitsubishi
-- The Japanese automaker Suzuki confessed Wednesday that measured emissions of their cars with non-approved methods, but denied having falsified results, unlike Mitusbishi Motors, mired in a scandal that prompted the resignation of its president... The company insists that the values obtained by this method are not false, as explained by the location of the evidence "on a hill near the sea, weather conditions, especially wind, affecting measurements" ... Misleading data back to 2010, affecting 2.1 million vehicles of the 16 models sold in Japan, said the group's president Toshihiro Suzuki, at a press conference at the Ministry of Transport... The group specializes in mini vehicles, with a strong presence in India, sells about three million cars a year... Suzuki confessions occur shortly after Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) admitted data manipulation and forgery in performance testing of their engines... The scandal caused a sharp drop in sales of cars group, Wednesday announced the resignation of its president, Tetsuro Aikawa, and its vice president... Mitsubishi initially said the fraud took place only four types of mini vehicles, but now admits that there are other concerned models including its flagship hybrid Outlander PHEV 4X4... Last week, another Japanese group, Nissan, unexpectedly came to the rescue of Mitsubishi, with the announcement of the purchase of a third of its capital...
(Photo: A Suzuki mini-truck) -- Tokyo, Japan - Yahoo News, by Anne BEADE - May 18, 2016