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Mitsubishi Motors rigged fuel economy tests for more than 600,000 cars

Tetsuro Aikawa, left, president and chief operating officer of Mitsubishi Motors, bows in apology at a press conference in Tokyo on April 20 (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Motors President and Chief Operating Officer Tetsuro Aikawa on Wednesday announced the company had deliberately violated rules on Japanese fuel efficiency tests for four car models and offered his apologies.

     At a news conference in Tokyo, Aikawa said the company conducted the tests in a manner that flattered the results, breaking rules set by the Japanese government. He called the violations "intentional." 

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