Mitsubishi Motors North America has confirmed that US vehicles are not affected by the fuel consumption testing data irregularities that recently came to light in Japan.
Mitsubishi Motors R&D America, Inc. worked in concert with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation to conduct an internal audit of US market vehicles and thoroughly review all vehicles sold in the US from 2013 to 2017. It confirmed that none were affected by the fuel economy irregularities and that they complied with EPA testing procedures.
According to Mitsubishi, a different method is used in the United States than Japan to gather fuel mileage figures, which the EPA calls “Road Load Coefficient,” which is independently verified before it is submitted to the EPA. Mitsubishi also says it shared this information to the California Air Resources Board and the Department of Transportation.
In other words, shoppers at Coronet Mitsubishi can feel confident that our vehicles’ EPA-rated fuel economy estimates are accurate and in no way a misrepresentation of their actual capabilities.