TOKYO: Mitsubishi Motors said on Tuesday it would resume selling four car models at the centre of a fuel-cheating scandal that hammered its reputation and slammed the brakes on sales.
The announcement comes about two months after the company admitted it had been falsifying mileage tests for years, manipulating data to make cars seem more efficient than they were.
On Tuesday, Japan’s transport ministry said the four affected models – all minicars sold in Japan – were on average 11 per cent less efficient than they claimed.
Mitsubishi stopped selling the cars voluntarily in the wake of the scandal.
“The group is planning to restart production in July,” a company spokeswoman said.
Mini-cars, or kei-cars, are small vehicles with 660cc gasoline engines that are hugely popular in the Japanese market, although they have found little success abroad.
Courtesy : Dawn News