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Scandal-hit Mitsubishi Motors eyes $1.4B loss

Jun 22, 2016 - 11:40 PM

The expected shortfall would be the company s first annual loss in 8 years

Mitsubishi Motors senior executive officers; corporate general manager of corporate planning Yoshihiko Kuroi (L) and corporate general manager of controlling and accounting Hiroshi Noda (R) hold a press briefing to announce the company's operating results forecasts for 2016 fiscal year in Tokyo on June 22, 2016. Mitsubishi Motors expects a net loss of 1.39 billion USD in the year to March, after a fuel-cheating scandal hammered its reputation and slammed the brakes on sales, it said June 22. / AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI

Mitsubishi to resume sales of scandal-hit cars

Jun 21, 2016 - 10:15 PM

Production of the 4 affected models – all minicars sold in Japan – will be restarted in July

epa05371520 (FILE) A picture dated 27 October 2015 shows Mitsubishi vehicles reflected on a mirror at Mitsubishi Motors Corp.'s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. On 17 June 2016, Mitsubishi Motors announced that it has manipulated the fuel efficiency data for all of its 20 models sold since 2006. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Japan officials raid Suzuki HQ over fuel-testing scandal

Jun 03, 2016 - 3:40 PM

Officials descend on the company s headquarters in Hamamatsu to hunt for documents linked to the controversy

Japanese transport ministry officials raid the headquarters of Suzuki Motor in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka prefecture on June 3, 2016.  Transport ministry officials raided the headquarters after its stunning admission that it used improper fuel-testing methods for more than half a decade on millions of cars. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS

Suzuki blames global financial crisis for testing troubles

Jun 01, 2016 - 12:15 AM

The Japanese firm claims it had to scale back resources earmarked for testing during the global financial crisis in 2008

epa05010197 The Suzuki Motor logo at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015 in Tokyo, Japan, 04 November 2015. Suzuki Motor revised up its profit forecast for the current financial year by around 13 percent amid robust sales in India. For the July-to-September period, Suzuki said its net profit nearly tripled from the same period last year to 391 million USD, while posting an operating profit up 16 percent from a year earlier. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Suzuki denies cheating on fuel, emissions testing

May 18, 2016 - 12:40 PM

4th UPDATE The Japanese automaker says it merely found discrepancies in the testing process but it did not manipulate data

epa04715735 (FILE) Picture dated 01 August 2013 shows the logo of Suzuki Motor Corp. outside one of the company's dealerships in Tokyo, Japan. On 22 April 2015, Suzuki Motor Corp said it will recall about 2 million vehicles worldwide, including 1.87 million in Japan, over a possible defect of its ignition switch. It was the largest-ever recall for Suzuki, the carmaker said. EPA/KIYOSHI OTA

Nissan CEO to scrap Mitsubishi deal if fuel scandal widens

May 14, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Carlos Ghosn says the deal will be junked if Mitsubishi lied about the scope of the scandal

epaselect epa05300840 Nissan Motor Co.'s Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn speaks during a joint press conference with Mitsubishi Motors Corp.'s Chairman and CEO Osamu Masuko (unseen) in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Japan, 12 May 2016. Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan Motor will acquire more than 30 percent stake of Mitsubishi Motors with 200 billion yen (1.85 billion US dollar). EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Mitsubishi: Cars sold overseas not affected by cheating scandal

May 12, 2016 - 12:45 AM

The embattled carmaker also says it is investigating 9 more models sold only in Japan

epaselect epa05298908 Mitsubishi Motors Corp's Chairman and CEO Osamu Masuko speaks during a press conference regarding irregular fuel efficiency tests by the carmaker at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Tokyo, Japan, 11 May 2016. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. admitted it has committed improper fuel efficiency tests since 1991 but at a larger scale than it was previously reported. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Mitsubishi Motors fuel-cheating scandal widens on fresh admission

Apr 26, 2016 - 9:45 PM

The Japanese automaker admits it has been using an improper fuel efficiency testing method since 1991

epa05277836 Tetsuro Aikawa, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mitsubishi Motors Corp., listens to a question during a news conference held at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Tokyo, Japan, 26 April 2016. The company reported its improper conduct in fuel consumption testing on its car products to the ministry. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. admitted on 26 April 2016 that it has committed improper fuel testing since 1991. EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

Japan officials raid Mitsubishi office after data scandal

Apr 21, 2016 - 1:55 PM

This has critically damaged consumers trust and it won t be tolerated says top Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga

Officers from the transport ministry enter the Mitsubishi Motors Nagoya factory in Okazaki, Aichi prefecture on April 21, 2016.  Japanese automaker Mitsubishi on April 20 admitted it manipulated pollution data in 625,000 vehicles, including vehicles which Mitsubishi produces for rival Nissan, after reports of misconduct sent its Tokyo-listed shares plummeting earlier in the day. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / Japan OUT

Automaker Mitsubishi admits manipulating fuel-efficiency tests

Apr 20, 2016 - 5:20 PM

3rd UPDATE Mitsubishi s bombshell calls into question whether we have a much larger industry wide scandal on our hands

President of Japan's automaker Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Takashi Sonobe (L) and its Vice President, Rolf Eckrodt (2nd L) introduce the new car "eK-WAGON" in Tokyo, 11 October 2001. Mitsubishi Motors put the new vehicle with a 0.66 litre engine on domestic market today at prices ranged from 0.91 million yen (7,600 USD) to 1.108 million yen (9,250 USD). AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA / AFP PHOTO / TORU YAMANAKA