Mitsubishi admits manipulating fuel economy tests

Shares in the Japanese carmakers plunge 20% in the aftermath

21st April, 2016
Mitsubishi Headquarters Pic: Getty

Japanese car maker Mitsubishi has admitted to manipulating information on the fuel efficiency label of more than 600,000 vehicles.

Shares plunged 20 per cent in the wake of the shock admission that it falsified tests that measure fuel efficiency in its vehicles

The sixth largest car manufacturer in Japan is said to have overstated the fuel economy by 5 to 10 per cent on more than €600,000 vehicles.

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