Suzuki Motor Corp admits to using improper fuel economy tests

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As recently reported by Reuters, Suzuki Motor Corp has admitted to using the wrong methods to test the fuel economy of its cars in Japan. A total of 2.1 million vehicles are affected. According to the Reuters report, the correct readings were not hugely different from those that were submitted.

The company has denied using the tests to make fuel economy data look better. Due to Suzuki’s windy testing location on a coastal hill, which made readings erratic, the company instead decided to combine readings from individual car parts, which were tested indoors.

This news follows the recent resignation of Mitsubishi Motors’ president, Tetsuro Aikawa. For more on the Mitsubishi fuel consumption test cheat scandal click here.

24 May, 2016

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John joined UKi Media & Events in 2012 and has worked across a range of B2B titles within the company's automotive, marine and entertainment divisions. Currently editor of Automotive Testing Technology International, Crash Test Technology International and Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International, John co-ordinates the day-the-day operations of each magazine, from commissioning and writing to editing and signing-off, as well managing web content. Aside from the magazines, John also serves as co-chairman of the annual Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards and can be found sniffing out stories throughout the halls of several of UKI's industry-leading expo events.

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