Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Suzuki Motor Corp, the parent company of Maruti Suzuki India had used improper fuel-efficiency testing, its CEO Osamu Suzki said.
This comes as the latest bad news for the global auto industry which is already shaken by scandals over deadly defects and emissions cheating.
The Suzuki news comes after rival Japanese automaker Mitsubishi was hit by fuel-efficiency cheating revelations and as Germany's Volkswagen struggles to drive past a worldwide emissions cheating scandal.
Tokyo-based auto parts giant Takata has also been hit by lawsuits and regulatory probes over claims it hid deadly airbag flaws linked to at least 13 deaths and scores of injuries globally.
Suzuki, which also has a major presence in the Indian market through its Maruti Suzuki unit, sold almost three million vehicles globally last year.
The 16 models of Suzuki are involved in faulty testing that include Alto, WagonR, Baleno, S-cross, SX4 and Swift. MSI however has denied of any possible impact on these cars selling in India.