New Delhi, 16 March 2015: Castrol Vecton RX Fuel Saver 10W-40, diesel engine oil co-engineered by Castrol India Limited and Tata Motors Limited, was launched on the side-lines of the T1 Prima Truck racing Championship at the Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida. Castrol Vecton RX Fuel Saver is designed to increase the fuel efficiency of Tata trucks by 3%, which will save substantial amounts of diesel as well as operating costs for these trucks.
Commenting on the launch, Ravi Kirpalani, Managing Director, Castrol India Limited, said: “Castrol Vecton RX Fuel Saver 10W-40 incorporates Castrol’s pioneering technology and has been developed and rigorously tested for over four years in Castrol’s laboratories in Pangbourne – UK, and India, and on the roads. The challenge was to develop a product which was fuel efficient but yet tough enough to withstand the huge pressure faced by trucks on difficult roads and under tough operating conditions, including overloading. This co-engineering effort between Tata Motors and Castrol is yet another example of the collaborative manner and the true partnership spirit in which both our companies operate. This year we complete 30 years of our relationship with Tata Motors and we are indeed delighted to work with such a strong and trusted partner.” With the advent of tighter emission norms, modern diesel engines are becoming more technologically advanced. Castrol Vecton RX Fuel Saver 10W-40, with system 5 Technology, is specifically engineered to deliver extended drain interval and reduced emission, along with increased fuel efficiency.
Castrol Vecton RX Fuel Saver 10W-40 adapts to changing engine conditions to maximise engine performance in five key areas:
- Reduced fuel consumption
- Reduced oil consumption
- Longer oil drain interval
- Enhanced component life
- Increased power
According to Ravi Pisharody (Executive Director – CVBU, Tata Motors), “The Indian commercial vehicle industry is becoming more conscious of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), which includes not just the capital cost but also the operating cost. Diesel cost constitutes almost 50% of the Total Cost of Ownership and Castrol Vecton RX Fuel Saver 10W40 has the potential to enable substantial savings for our customers. We are therefore delighted that Castrol has launched this new product specifically for Tata Motors customers.”
Castrol Vecton RX Fuel Saver has the potential to save almost Rs.40,000 per annum for a truck which travels about 100,000 kms during a year.
Castrol Vecton RX Fuel Saver is the official engine oil of all trucks competing in the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship 2015.