Mitsubishi Motors admits manipulating fuel test data

Mitsubishi Motors Corp admitted to manipulating test data involving 625,000 vehicles in order to improve fuel-economy claims. The affected models include those supplied to Nissan Motor Co, which discovered the manipulation, according to a statement by Mitsubishi Motors.

The two companies are discussing compensation and Mitsubishi is also checking whether the cheating affected overseas models. Mitsubishi Motors' shares fell the most in more than a decade in Tokyo trading, plunging 15 percent, after saying it improperly handled fuel.

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