New Castrol MAGNATEC with DUALOCK technology launched in India

Provides 50%* more protection to car engines in congested urban driving conditions

Mumbai, April 18, 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 pioneering innovation from Castrol. A result of over 10 years of research and over three million kilometers of on-road testing, Castrol MAGNATEC with DUALOCK technology is specifically designed to provide non-stop engine protection, not only during warm up but also during stop-start driving conditions.

According to Simon Edwards, Head of Technology – Castrol India and Middle East: “Castrol MAGNATEC with new and unique DUALOCK technology uses a combination of two different protective molecules that lock together 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 offer an additional benefit of fuel efficiency of up to 60 liters per annum$.”

Kedar Apte, VP Marketing, Castrol, India said: “Both car engines and drivers are under considerable stress in today’s congested traffic 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 up to 66% more load on critical engine parts compared to driving on the open road^. The reinvented Castrol MAGNATEC formulation with ground breaking DUALOCK technology is engineered specifically for such stressful driving conditions. We believe that this launch will further strengthen Castrol’s leadership position in the passenger car segment in India.”

The DUALOCK technology is available on the full range of the Castrol MAGNATEC product portfolio across viscometrics, addressing the evolving needs of the Indian passenger car market. Castrol MAGNATEC 10W-40 is suitable for petrol and Castrol MAGNATEC Diesel 15W-40 for diesel engines. Castrol MAGNATEC STOP-START 5W-30 is suitable for application across Petrol, Diesel and CNG engines. CASTROL MAGNATEC STOP-START 0W-20 for petrol engines is also introduced 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-START INDEX 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 (for congestion). Assumptions: annual mileage of 12000 Km; representative split of driving (60% on highway, 30% in city, 10% in congestion). Actual results under road conditions may vary accordingly to vehicle type, driving conditions and style.