Osamu Suzuki, chairman of the Suzuki Motor Corp., plans to give up day-to-day control of the automaker he has led for most of the last four decades in response to a scandal over improper fuel economy tests on cars that the company sells in Japan.
The move is the latest management reshuffle resulting from a wave of testing scandals in the auto industry.
Suzuki said Osamu Suzuki, 86, will give up his position as chief executive but retain the title of chairman. It said the move is intended “to make management responsibility clear” over the testing problem, which it revealed last month.
The company did not say who would replace Suzuki as chief executive, but his son, Toshihiro, is widely seen as a leading candidate.
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