The Yomiuri Shimbun:
”Mitsubishi Motors Corp. was found to have manipulated data to overstate the fuel economy of minicar models.
Fuel efficiency is an important element for consumers to consider when they buy cars. Falsification of such data is an extremely malicious act.
MMC overstated the fuel economy by 5 percent to 10 percent by intentionally underestimating figures concerning tire resistance and other resistance while the vehicles are in motion.