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