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Emission, fuel-economy test issues spread: Mitsubishi, Daimler, others being investigated

Emission, fuel-economy test issues spread: Mitsubishi, Daimler, others being investigated

Stephen Edelstein 91 views Apr 25, 2016 Mitsubishi eK Enlarge Photo The Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal has led to increased scrutiny of other carmakers by regulatory agencies around the world. So while VW works to hammer out the details of a settlement with the U.S. government, multiple investigations and probes involving other companies are now underway. Last week, Mitsubishi admitted to overstating fuel economy on 620,000 cars sold in Japan over the last three years. The company manipulated test procedures to contrive fuel-economy figures that were 5 to 10 percent higher than what could be achieved by cars sold to customers, according to Bloomberg. The discrepancy was discovered by Nissan, which sold 468,000 of the affected cars under its own brand. So far, the only models affected are apparently the Mitsubishi eK Space and eK Wagon, and the Nissan Dayz and ...

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