Suzuki Fuel Economy Scandal

Posted by: Xavier Kwan onMay 19th, 2016


The number of automakers who are revealing, or really just getting caught, cheating on emissions or fuel economy continues to build and this time it’s Suzuki who’s in the limelight. Suzuki has admitted that their emission testing standards deviated from the ones set by Japanese regulators which resulted in incorrect reporting of fuel economy.

Suzuki claims that due to the weather conditions in and around their testing grounds in Sagara, Japan, it was difficult for them to get reliable test data. Therefore, they took alternative testing measures by testing individual components like tires, brakes and transmission in a controlled environment and reported on the cumulative data. This is against government regulation standards.

Suzuki CEO Osamu Suzuki apologized for results of the investigation, stating that their actions were not deliberate to cheat or manipulate data.

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