Jun 25, 2016

Nissan unit sues South Korea ministry over alleged emissions cheating

A unit of Nissan Motor Co. has sued South Korea’s Environment Ministry over the alleged emissions manipulation for the Qashqai diesel engine car, Nissan group officials said Friday. Nissan Korea Co. filed the suit with the Seoul Administrative Court on Thursday, disputing the ministry’s ...

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Jun 17, 2016

Need a ride? Your local 3-D printer can build this minibus

A new maker of self-driving vehicles burst onto the scene Thursday in partnership with IBM’s supercomputer platform Watson, and it is ready to roll right now. Arizona-based startup Local Motors is offering Olli, an electric minibus capable of carrying 12 people. It says the ...

Jun 11, 2016

Japan to toughen measures against mileage manipulation

The transport ministry’s working group on Friday released a set of measures to prevent any new manipulation of data on vehicles’ fuel economy, including the introduction of punishment. The move came after Mitsubishi Motors Corp. admitted manipulating fuel economy data and Suzuki Motor Corp. ...

Jun 6, 2016

Suzuki, MMC hit by minicar sales slump

Two Suzuki Motor Corp. minicar models were among the top 10 best-selling vehicles in Japan in May, but sales were still down on last year amid revelations of improper fuel-testing methods, industry data released Monday showed. The auto manufacturer, which revealed the same month ...

May 31, 2016

Suzuki says retested vehicles perform better than declared

Suzuki Motor Corp. said Tuesday fuel economy tests that failed to meet regulations affected a total of 2.14 million units across 26 models. But it added, the models were retested and found to have better performance than their catalog figures. Speaking at a news ...