Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced that it will establish a special investigation committee to look into the recent fuel economy scandal that has affected the company. Recently, the carmaker admitted to manipulating fuel economy tests on four kei car models, after Nissan unraveled the issue.

The new committee will focus on three main acitivites – uncover the facts surrounding the issue, investigate the existence of other improper conduct similar to the matter and analyse the cause of the matter with suggestions on how to prevent any recurrences.

External experts outside MMC will be appointed as members, so as not to harm the independence and neutrality of the committee. MMC is also considering the following as experts with technical knowledge to participate in the investigation – Keiichi Watanabe, Yoshiro Sakata and Genta Yoshino, all of which are attorneys at law.

The committee will perform its investigative duties for about the next three months before preparing a report based on the results obtained. MMC will disclose the report in a timely manner once it is ready.