Published on April 29th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Who Has NOT Cheated On Emission Reports?
This is the question that should be asked today as more and more car manufacturers get investigated for emissions false reporting.
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 automotive companies are now underway.
Two weeks ago 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% higher than what could be achieved by cars sold to customers. 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 Dayz Roox, none of which are sold in the ASEAN region.
All the European car manufacturers in one way or another are being investigated and now the Japanese car brands are coming into the spotlight. Will the Korean brands be next or maybe the British?