Last April a scandal in the world of automobile mainly affecting Japan is destapaba. Mitsubishi had been lying on the consumption of some of its vehicles since 2006 until this 2016. Finally are 20 Japanese models affected, in which brand had homologated consumption calculated theoretically and not with the necessary field tests. This entailed that the figures were quite lower than the real ones.
In the wake of the false consumption, three diamonds mark has announced that it will allocate 50,000 million yen (425 million euros) as compensation to the owners of the affected vehicles. It is not as high as the intended by Volkswagen after the Dieselgate, but Mitsubishi is a small manufacturer. Remember that you due to the scandal and the collapse in the brand, Nissan took the opportunity to become a majority shareholder, after receiving 34% of its shares.
Mitsubishi eK Custom, one of the models affected by the scandal
Each affected user will receive an amount of 100,000 yen (850 euros), although separately it will pay the difference in taxes and gasoline costs. On the other hand should be paid 30,000 yen (255 euros) to the owners of five models that have also had manipulated the mileage. While they have been clear compensation to users, Mitsubishi continues to study what is it will pay suppliers and others affected.
Remember that the affected models are mainly ‘kei cars’ that are sold only in the Japanese market. They have been affected around 625,000 units and the brand has already announced that it will cease selling and producing these cars. Outside of Japan it there because worry, since there is no indication that there is any other affected model in other markets around the world.
Source – Automotive News