Mitsubishi boss summoned to Japan, sources say

The head of Mitsubishi Motors Australia Mutsuhiro Oshikiri has flown to Japan and will face a grilling by senior management over the sudden death of local sales manager Greg Cook amid fraud allegations.

The local arm of the car giant is likely to face another major management restructure in the wake of Mr Cook's death and alleged fraud, according to industry sources.

Mitsubishi Motors Australia restructured its management in 2013 elevating Mr Cook from the head of NSW to national head of sales, effectively taking a second-in-charge role at the company.

Mr Cook is alleged to have plumped-up sales figures to boost his personal bonus.

Company executive director of marketing Tony Principe has taken over Mr Cook's role for the time being.

Mr Cook's alleged fraud was raised by another staff member at Mitsubishi and a staff member at car dealership owner AHG, sources said.

Investigations by Mitsubishi and Automotive Holdings Group found no wrongdoing by either the "whistleblower" or the AHG staffer.

AHG rival AP Eagers, which also has a partnership with Mitsubishi, declined to answer questions about whether it was investigating any dealings with Mr Cook.

"We know no facts and we're simply not prepared to make any comment about this. The only information that we have from Mitsubishi is about the tragic passing of one of its senior executives," AP Eagers general manager Keith Thornton said.

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