Suzuki Says Used Wrong Fuel Economy Tests in Japan
18 May 2016
Suzuki admitted to improper fuel economy testing methods on 16 of its automobile models since 2010 in a statement released Wednesday.
The company said the testing methods used were different from those required by Japanese rules, but that proper testing of the vehicles showed no need to amend the fuel economy data. Despite the irregular testing methods, Suzuki denied accusations that it had deliberately falsified data to make their vehicles seem more fuel efficient.
"Any wrongdoing, such as manipulation of fuel efficiency data, were not found," it said in the statement.
It also said the 16 models affected were sold only in Japan.
Suzuki stock plummeted 15 percent Wednesday after reports began circulating that the company could be tied to a mileage cheating scandal currently surrounding Mitsubishi motors.
Suzuki on fuel economy tests: 16 models affected since 2010. #Japan #automotive #VOAalert pic.twitter.com/j3ZFkw2cdV
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) May 18, 2016
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