Suzuki: Brand admits to fuel economy test issues
Suzuki has just admitted to finding discrepancies in its emissions test. Although the brand denies cheating, it believes that some of its figures could be wrong.
It’s been a strange couple of months for the Japanese automotive industry. First Mitsubishi admitted to falsifying fuel economy figures since the early 1990’s and now Suzuki is joining in the frenzy with its admission.
Ever since it has emerged that Volkswagen has been cheating official emissions test, there has been a greater focus on the issue globally and although VW remains the biggest offender, more brands are coming forward admitting to their wrongdoings.
On one hand, it’s great to see manufacturers taking full responsibility for their actions and dealing with the consequences. On the other hand however, it’s quite worrying to learn that certain carmakers have been cheating their customers for decades.
What does Suzuki’s announcement mean for the Japanese automotive industry? It’s not clear at the moment as it’s uncertain just how many cars in total are affected. According to the brand, 16 of its models are involved in the scandal, however to understand the issue better we’ll need some further details.
Reportedly, the mishandling of tests will not affect any customers, however only time will reveal how the brand chooses to deal with the problem.
Mitsubishi, which is also currently facing a great deal of backlash as well as a full blown investigation, has revealed earlier this week, that Nissan acquired a large stake in the company resulting in the brand becoming the largest Mitsubishi stakeholder.
We’ll have to wait for more information to be revealed in order to better understand the full scale of the scandal.
Although, it’s definitely not good news for the company, at least now it can work towards improving its ways and offering its customers a good quality product. Hopefully all will end well for the brand and it will continue producing great vehicles for years to come.
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