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Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s fuel economy testing fraud has hit its partner Nissan Motor Co. in domestic showrooms, with the latter automaker posting a steeper plunge in April minicar sales and overall market share.

Nissan’s minicar deliveries tumbled 51 percent last month, as the nation’s second-largest automaker stopped sales of the Dayz models supplied by Mitsubishi Motors after its April 20 admission to manipulating fuel economy test data. Nissan’s sales of both mini and standard vehicles fell 22 percent. Mitsubishi Motors posted declines of 45 percent for minicars and 15 percent for total vehicles.

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