Source: Reuters
September 30, 2016
by Maki Shiraki and Naomi Tajitsu

Mitsubishi Motors Corp indicated on Friday that it will resume sales of eight of its models in Japan beginning October 1.

The Japanese automaker was forced to suspend domestic sales after it admitted to falsifying mileage ratings on 12 of its vehicles, including the Outlander and Pajero sport utility vehicles.

The most recent suspension follows a previous two-month sales stoppage of four subcompact vehicles after the company was found guilty of manipulating fuel economy claims.

In the wake of the scandal, Mitsubishi's market value has dropped significantly, prompting partner Nissan to invest $2.2 billion in return for a one-third controlling stake in the company.

Mitsubishi is Japan's sixth largest automaker, with its domestic market accounting for 10 percent of its sales.

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