Japanese carmaker Nissan's South Korean unit has been sued by South Korea for manipulating mileage test results in the Infiniti Q50 sedan. The ministry is also investigating Porsche and BMW in regards to this matter.
A Spokesman said the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office has launched a probe into Nissan, following a criminal complaint was filed by the transport ministry.
Imported carmakers have been attracting attention in South Korea in recent times after Volkswagen admitted to its Diesel Gate Scandal. About a month ago, the South Korean environmental ministry banned the sale of 10 models made by BMW, Porsche, and Nissan after finding that carmakers fabricated paperwork about noise and emission levels.
According to officials, the mileage claims made by Nissan for the Infiniti Q50 sedan is 3.4 percent higher than actual test results. The official said, "They manipulated the test results of the car to make the fuel economy look better."
The Nissan Infiniti Q50 may be in trouble, but the the GT-R, also called the Godzilla pictured below continues to be a favourite among enthusiasts.