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.