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Mitsubishi Motors admits rigging fuel efficiency in its cars since 1991


By John McCarthy, Opinion Editor

April 26, 2016 | 2 min read

Mitsubishi Motors is the latest auto maker to be scandalised following the falsification of its car specs, admitting that it has cheated fuel consumption tests since 1991.

Following the VW emissions rigging that rocked the industry in 2015 sparking large fins globally and resulting in a reshuffle of the its upper echelons, the Japanese brand is the latest to come under scrutiny.

During a press conference on Tuesday, Tetsuro Aikawa, company president, announced the anomaly, launching an inquiry and suggesting further falsehoods.

"We don't know the full picture and we are in the process of trying to determine that," he added "I feel great responsibility".

The fuel economy fraud was uncovered last week last week after 600,000 vehicles, sold only in Japan, were found to have exaggerated their mileages, the city cars’ largest selling points.

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