Idemitsu Lubricants America (ILA) announced that its SAE 0W-20 is the industry’s first engine oil to achieve the next-generation dexos-1™ (known as dexos1: 2015) approval through General Motors.
To obtain this distinction, ILA used proprietary technology to attain the required superior fuel economy and performance needed to meet and exceed GM requirements for current and future engine development.
To assist in meeting future emission regulations and increased fuel economy standards, GM and other vehicle manufacturers are adding additional technology to their engines that require more demanding oil standards. Idemitsu’s 0W-20 has been designed to meet the accelerating demands of these modern engines.
In addition, the unique properties of Idemitsu’s 0W-20 provide superior protection for turbocharged engines and suppresses low speed pre-ignition events, which are becoming more common. It features a high-quality, robust formulation developed specifically to meet the most rigorous specifications in the industry. Idemitsu’s 0W-20 not only carries the new GM dexos-1: 2015 license, but also satisfies ILSAC GF-5 conditions.
Consumers will also benefit with better gas mileage from the additional fuel economy realised with Idemitsu’s 0W-20 low viscosity formulation. Idemitsu’s 0W-20 had some of the highest fuel economy benefits seen in GM testing. It took Idemitsu two years to meet GM’s stringent requirements and surpass the company’s exacting standards. In fact, Idemitsu’s 0W-20 oil is anticipated to become an industry trend with more auto manufacturers expected to recommend its usage.
“Idemitsu focused on lower viscosity oils intentionally,” said Scott Rajala, senior chief engineer at ILA. “As with our Asian OEM customers, the U.S. OEMs are now beginning to focus on the potential fuel economy savings of lower viscosity engine oils. Idemitsu developed this innovative technology with the intention of being the leader in the OEM factory fill market for fuel economy engine oils.”