AutoComplete: Mazda, Suzuki and Yamaha admit to cheating on testingPlus: Lotus might get a big cash injection and Infiniti plays with our emotions at Pebble.
Here's what's making news on Road Show. People here about cheating on vehicle testing and all of a sudden the torches and pitchforks come out. But, not all emissions cheating is the same. Mazda, Suzuki and Yamaha admitted that they didn't follow Japanese fuel economy testing guidelines to the letter. And have made a public apology. Technically, none of the companies broke any laws, but it still doesn't look very good. Though only JDM vehicles were subjected to the flawed testing procedures. As someone who loves car, it's hard not to look at Lotus as the Rudy Ruettiger of auto manufacturers. It's a perennial under dog that makes cars that are spirited and fun, if not always technically perfect. And dang it, if we don't want to see it succeed. Thankfully, Chinese automotive ultra global mega corp thing dealy is an investor in the sports car manufacturer, and it may be ready to take that investment all the way to the finish line, for a rumoured two billion dollars. Fingers crossed! Infiniti is teasing us once again with a fancy, vintage-inspired, electric concept which will makes it's debut during Monterey car week. The sadists over at Infiniti's design studio must know that their last single seater EV concept, Prototype 9, made our knees all rubbery and our hearts beat all fast because they're doing it again, this time with what looks like an asymmetrical roadway serf milia milia type design. Think Mercedes 300 SLR, but with way more electrons and [UNKNOWN]. We'll make sure to get up close and personal with it when it debuts at [UNKNOWN] Beach later this month. Find more of these stories over at theroadshow.com, and we'll talk to you tomorrow. [MUSIC]