Japanese carmaker, Suzuki Motor, the parent company of Maruti Suzuki, has admitted to using improper methods to test the fuel efficiency of its vehicles in Japan.
Suzuki has admitted that 2.1 million vehicles were affected but the Suzuki's Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Osamu Suzuki told reporters that his company did not intentionally use improper data.
However, the company has stated that it did not cheat its customers as proper testing had revealed that there wasn't any need to change the current mileage data.
Speaking at a press conference at the Japanese Transport Ministry, Mr. Suzuki stated, "The company apologizes for the fact that we did not follow rules set by the country,"
Suzuki is the second Japanese company after Mitsubishi to have admitted to using wrong methods to measure fuel efficency.
While Suzuki's shares have dropped by 9.4 percent in a single day, Nissan pounced on Mitsubishi's share dropping by 50 percent in the wake of the scandal and bought a controlling stake in its rival carmaker.