Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will allocate 50 billion yen (RM1.9 billion) as part of efforts to compensate buyers. The Japanese carmaker recently admitted to manipulating fuel economy tests for certain models that it sold in Japan, as reported by Automotive News.

Owners of minicar models affected by the scandal will receive a compensation of 100,000 yen (RM3,899) each, and will receive the difference in fuel costs and tax separately. Meanwhile, the company will pay 30,000 yen each to owners of five other affected models as well.

Additionally, MMC will announce another compensation package to Nissan and its suppliers soon. The former was responsible for spotting the deviation in the fuel efficiency figures, prompting an internal investigation by Mitsubishi. It was then revealed that the Mitsubishi eK Wagon and eK Space as well as the Nissan Dayz and Dayz Roox were part of the scandal.

The company has since lost two top executives, including its president Tetsuro Aikawa, and has turned to Nissan to bail it out. In late May, Nissan acquired a 34% equity stake in MMC.