After the scandal Dieselgate of Volkswagen, much has been made of the possibility that other manufacturers mintieran in regard to emissions and consumption of their cars. Until now nothing had been proven against other manufacturers, but today Mitsubishi has admitted that he falsified the figures of consumption of some models to levels of emissions of these cars are more favorable. used a system of measurement different from trademark law in Japan.
Tetsuro Aikawa, president of Mitsubishi, has been given the task of giving this news, which has had a direct impact on the company, plummeting the value of their stocks in a 15% and losing the company a value of $ 1,200 billion. The manipulation of the figures of consumption affects 625.000 cars produced from June 2013, but on the basis of the first information, there are no cars affected outside of the japanese market.
The scandal has splashed, involuntarily, to the Nissan
Mitsubishi eK, a kei car exclusive to Japan, is the model affected the brand, which involves directly to Nissan with 468.000 units of the Nissan Dayz, the same model of Mitsubishi bold, to be sold under their own brand. It is Nissan who has detected the irregularities. In particular, the models affected are the Mitsubishi eK Wagon and eK Space (to 157,000 units) and the Nissan Dayz and Dayz Roox (468.000 units).
The brand has already announced that will no longer sell and produce these cars, at the same time that it has opened an investigation to determine if they have carried out similar practices in other models that do have been sold outside of Japan. This is the greatest fall of actions of Mitsubishi in a day of the past 12 years. In the year 2000 it was revealed that the brand concealed safety record and complaints of some customers that four years later led to the call to review the more important of Japan to date.
Source – Mitsubishi