• Different testing methods used on four models
• Only in Japanese domestic market
• Affected models not sold in South Africa
TOKYO, Japan – The Mitsubishi Motor Corporation has confirmed that vehicles involved in a fuel-consumption debacle regarding data released in Japan are not for sale in South Africa.
The data, submitted to the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, was calculated using a different testing method resulting in more favourable consumption rates. This affects only four minicar models for the Japanese market.
END OF SALES AND ASSEMBLY
They are the Mitsubishi eK-Wagon and eK-Space as well as the Dayz and Dayz Roox assembled by MMC for the Nissan Motor Corporation and were produced and sold between June 2013 and March 2016.
Sales have been halted and assembly halted.
MMC apologised to customers and stakeholders when the company announced that the testing method was not that under Japanese law for vehicles made for the Japanese domestic market.
A Mitsubishi Motors SA spokesperson confirmed that none of the affected models had been sold in South Africa. He added: “MMC will set up a committee of external experts for further investigation. The results will be published.”