Hyundai XTeer Ultra Series meets API SN Plus-First GDI performance oil licensed in South Korea

Hyundai Oilbank Company announced that Hyundai XTeer Ultra engine oil now meets the requirements of API SN Plus. Designed for high performance in the latest engine hardware, Hyundai XTeer Ultra, is the first engine oil in South Korea to meet API SN Plus and protect gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines from low speed pre-ignition (LSPI) and timing chain wear.

Increasingly stringent fuel economy and emissions standards around the globe have driven the development of smaller, more fuel-efficient, GDI engines. GDI engines run at high-sustained temperatures and pressures, which cause oil viscosity to increase, efficiency to decrease and wear to accelerate. Over time this could lead to engine failure from advanced timing chain wear or low speed pre-ignition. Higher performing lubricants that eliminate these issues are given the API SN Plus designation.

The Hyundai XTeer Ultra engine oil series has the cleaning, anti-wear and oxidation properties specifically required in GDI engines, earning the API SN Plus credentials for LSPI protection.

“Our Hyundai XTeer Ultra lubricants feature advanced 25 SSI shear stability technology to create a strong oil film that protects critical hardware and minimizes power loss during severe GDI operating conditions,” said Kwang-hee, Hur, head of the Lubricant Business Department for Hyundai Oilbank. “We are proud to include this technology across all Hyundai XTeer Ultra products and offer the Korean market SN PLUS protection for GDI engines.”

Hyundai Oilbank Company is South Korea’s first private oil refining company founded in 1964. With a daily production capacity of 561,000 barrels, Hyundai Oilbank has been contributing to the economic development and energy industry advancement of Korea. With an aim to become a total energy company, Hyundai Oilbank focuses its efforts to diversify its business portfolio to petrochemical business, lube base oil business, oil terminal business and carbon black business. Hyundai Oilbank launched its first finished lubricants brand Hyundai XTeer in 2013 and is focusing on promoting top tier eco-friendly products.

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