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Mitsubishi Motors admits manipulating fuel-efficiency tests

Shares plunge; carmaker to set up committee of external experts and publish results of probe expeditiously

Mr Aikawa (bowing in apology on Wednesday) admitted that the company "conducted testing improperly to present better fuel consumption rates than the actual rates".


JAPANESE carmaker Mitsubishi Motors Corporation on Wednesday admitted that it manipulated pollution test data in more than 600,000 vehicles, after reports of misconduct sent its Tokyo-listed shares crashing earlier in the day.

The company said it would halt production and...

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