Total launches 0W-16 viscosity grade motor oil in U.S. market
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Total launches 0W-16 viscosity grade motor oil in U.S. market

Total Specialties USA, Inc. announced the addition of a new gasoline engine oil to the TOTAL QUARTZ product line: TOTAL QUARTZ 9000 FUTURE XT 0W-16. 

TOTAL QUARTZ 9000 FUTURE XT 0W-16 engine oil is positioned to meet the needs of a market that is trending towards lower viscosities. As one of the leaders in innovation and research and development, Total Lubricants will now offer it to the U.S. market as it gets ready to service applicable 2018 vehicles that require 0W-16 formulations.  In the past, these lower viscosity engine oils were mostly available in the Japanese market to meet the requirements of Japanese OEMs.

The 0W-16 engine oil has been crafted to protect smaller turbocharged engines even under the most extreme conditions. It also delivers higher fuel efficiency, during complete drain intervals. The motor oil is a full synthetic, designed for high-performance engine oil that offers quick starts even in cold temperatures and protects against low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI), a phenomenon which can occur in newer, turbocharged engines. 

“Total prides itself on cutting edge innovation and creating a product in the 0W-16 viscosity is an essential and innovative approach to the market trending towards lower viscosities. TOTAL QUARTZ 9000 FUTURE XT 0W-16 also positions Total to be ready when the new ILSAC GF-6B licensing process begins,” said Christophe Doussoux, SVP Lubricants, Additives and Special Fuels of Total Specialties USA, Inc.  [Licensing of products that meet the specifications of ILSAC GF-6B will officially begin in May 2020, according to the American Petroleum Insitute.] Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Total Specialties USA, Inc. is a part of the Americas Division for the Marketing & Services Branch of the Total Group.

With a reputation as a provider of high-quality engine oils, Total applied the same philosophy when developing TOTAL QUARTZ 9000 FUTURE XT 0W-16. The future of engine oil is low viscosity and high-efficiency. TOTAL QUARTZ 9000 FUTURE XT 0W-16 meets this new standard and adds to Total’s existing portfolio of high-quality, high-performance engine oils for advanced performance engines. 

Total is releasing TOTAL QUARTZ 9000 FUTURE XT 0W-16 for nationwide distribution in the United States.