Jump to content
Forums Gone... but not forgotten!
Pontiac of the Month

360Rocket' 1970 GTO

2021 August
of the Month

  • Welcome!

    Welcome to Forever Pontiac, where we keep the memory of Pontiac alive with great discussion, maintenance tips, restoration/modification progression "blogs" and help from professional & DIY mechanics. Also, wonderful competitions that occur regularly. Please register for an absolutely free account to join in!

Car and Driver: Mitsubishi Motors President To Step Down Amid Fuel Economy Scandal


FeedBot
 Share

Recommended Posts

Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II concept

-

Amid revelations that Mitsubishi Motors intentionally miscalculated fuel economy figures for a number of its vehicles going as far back as 1991, the division’s president, Tetsuro Aikawa, announced his intention to resign from his post.

-

“I must step down so that a fundamental reform can take place in the vehicle development department,” Aikawa said.

-

Aikawa began working at Mitsubishi Motors in 1978, and became president nearly two years ago. He will formally step down at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting in June.

-

The news comes after Nissan spent 237 billion yen (approximately $2.1 billion) to purchase a 34 percent stake in Mitsubishi Motors, replacing Mitsubishi Heavy Industries as the automaker’s largest shareholder. Nissan currently operates a joint venture with Mitsubishi to develop and build kei cars (tiny city cars sold in the Japanese domestic market that were the first to be identified in the fuel economy cheating scandal). Nissan stated that its additional investment will allow it to continue to work with the troubled company on “purchasing, common vehicle platforms, technology-sharing, joint plant utilization, and growth markets.”

-

Meanwhile, Suzuki has also admitted to improperly testing the fuel economy of 16 different models it sells in Japan. The company stated that it has no plans to revise the mileage data for the approximately 2.1 million vehicles affected. Suzuki began using incorrect fuel economy testing methods in 2010, but claims that tests conducted under government-mandated methods result in no significant differences from previously stated fuel economy figures.

-
--
-

Suzuki, the fourth-largest Japanese automaker, left the U.S. market after the 2013 model year. Like Mitsubishi, Suzuki said that no vehicles sold in the U.S. are affected by fuel economy discrepancies attributed to improper testing.

-30-UXZ_nQ0U

Read Full Article

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Tired of these Ads? Register Today!

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

Tired of these Ads? Purchase Enhanced Membership today to remove them!
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.