Japanese carmaker Suzuki Motor had violated statutory rules when determining the fuel consumption of 16 different models of cars, including Alto, Wagon-R and SX-4 S Cross.
As said may 18 at a press conference in Tokyo, CEO Osamu Suzuki, it has sold about 2.1 million of these machines, writes NEWSru.com.
Violations also relate to models Jimny, Ignis, Baleno, Escudo, and several others. Amid the scandal of fuel shares in Suzuki Motor for the day fell by nearly 10%, reports TASS.
«Tests on the fuel consumption of 16 models was not conducted in accordance with established laws. This method was used from about 2010. According to preliminary data, total has sold about 2.1 million vehicles that have passed the tests in the bypass of the adopted methodology,» said he.
According to him, irregularities in the test car did not lead to falsification of data about efficiency and «the need to amend the technical documentation no. The President of the company also apologized to consumers and shareholders.
Suzuki Motor is one of the leading Japanese manufacturers of small cars. This class is deployed in a fierce competition for the reduction of fuel consumption. Suzuki Motor actively works abroad — for example, in India it controls 40% of the car market.
As stated on Wednesday, may 18, in the Ministry of transport of Japan on the results of inspections, Mitsubishi and Suzuki is the only national company that used incorrect methodology during tests to determine the cost of fuel, reports Reuters. So, today it became known that the President of the Japanese Corporation Mitsubishi Motors Tetsuro Aikawa said at a press conference on Wednesday may 18 that he was resigning. He will officially leave his post on June 24, according to a press release from the company. It also says the resignation of Vice-President Ryu Nakao.
Aikawa is President of Mitsubishi Motors since June 2014. In the late 1990s, he was responsible for developing a small car eK-Wagon, now find themselves in the list of models for which data were falsified on the fuel consumption.
The position of President after leaving Mitsubishi Aikawa is a 67-year-old Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO , Osama Masuko. It will combine offices as long as Nissan Motor completes a deal to buy a stake in Mitsubishi, reports RBC.
According to the Nikkei, after the resignation of the President Aikawa will remain at Mitsubishi and will be engaged in «restoration of the brand and coordination of activities between the two companies.»
We will remind, in April, Mitsubishi announced that since 1991 the number of testing cars to measure fuel consumption were carried out with violations of the rules. Due to this, the data were reduced fuel consumption of some models. Disorders currently identified in at least ten models, a precise list of which has not yet been disclosed. All could be sold more than 2 million of these machines.
The technical documentation also applies to other Japanese car company of Nissan Dayz, which had been developed jointly with Mitsubishi.
Meanwhile, on 12 may, Nissan announced the start of negotiations for the purchase of 34% stake in Mitsubishi. As expected, the deal will be closed before end of 2016. As a result, Nissan will become the owner of the largest stake in the competitor, and will actually manage it.
The President of Mitsubishi announced the resignation due to scandal of fuel. In Suzuki also made the confession 19.05.2016