New Castrol MAGNATEC with DUALOCK technology launched in India

Bangalore, April 19, 2018 – Castrol, India’s leading lubricant company, today launched the latest generation of Castrol MAGNATEC engine oil featuring unique DUALOCK technology.

New Castrol MAGNATEC with DUALOCK technology is the latest pioneeringinnovation from Castrol. A result of over 10 years of research and over threemillion kilometers of on-road testing, Castrol MAGNATEC with DUALOCK technologyis specifically designed to provide non-stop engine protection, not only duringwarm up but also during stop-start driving conditions.

According to Simon Edwards, Head of Technology CastrolIndia and Middle East: “Castrol MAGNATEC with new and unique DUALOCKtechnology uses a combination of two different protective molecules that locktogether at the engine surface to create a powerful force-field of protection,delivering a ground breaking 50%* reduction in warm-up and stop-start wear.Castrol MAGNATEC STOP-START 0W-20 and Castrol MAGNATEC STOP-START 5W-30 offeran additional benefit of fuel efficiency of up to 60 liters per annum$.”

Kedar Apte, VP Marketing, Castrol, India said: “Bothcar engines and drivers are under considerable stress in today’s congestedtraffic conditions. The average driver can stop and start as many as 18,000**times a year and can spend up to 1/3** of the journey time idling. This puts upto 66% more load on critical engine parts compared to driving on the openroad^. The reinvented Castrol MAGNATEC formulation with ground breaking DUALOCKtechnology is engineered specifically for such stressful driving conditions. Webelieve that this launch will further strengthen Castrol’s leadership positionin the passenger car segment in India.”

The DUALOCK technology is available on the full range of the CastrolMAGNATEC product portfolio across viscometrics, addressing the evolving needsof the Indian passenger car market. Castrol MAGNATEC 10W-40 is suitable forpetrol and Castrol MAGNATEC Diesel 15W-40 for diesel engines. Castrol MAGNATECSTOP-START 5W-30 is suitable for application across Petrol, Diesel and CNGengines. CASTROL MAGNATEC STOP-START 0W-20 for petrol engines is alsointroduced with this new launch.

* Warm-up wear tested versus the Sequence IVA API SN wear limit.Stop-start wear tested versus the CEC OM646LA ACEA wear limits.

** Global average from 50 global cities, Castrol MAGNATEC STOP-STARTINDEX 2014.

^ Based on testing carried out at a UK University.

$ Compared to an industry reference 15W-40 oil as tested in the EUDC(for highways), EPA NYCC (for cities) and Castrol Ultra Idle Cycle (forcongestion). Assumptions: annual mileage of 12000 Km; representative split ofdriving (60% on highway, 30% in city, 10% in congestion). Actual results underroad conditions may vary accordingly to vehicle type, driving conditions andstyle.

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