Shell Lubricants recently launched the Rimula R5 LE 10W40 and R5 LE 10W30 synthetic engine oils designed for heavy duty trucks in India. Offering enhanced engine protection and excellent oxidation control, the engine oil is developed with superior CK4 technology, in accordance with the latest BS-VI emission norms. Rimula R5 is India’s first range of CK4 engine oil that is compatible with both existing vehicles and future ready BS-VI vehicles. Shell believes that this range of high-performance engine oils can contribute significantly to the government’s air-pollution control efforts. The lubricants major is the first supplier to develop a product with CK4, the best-in-class technology designed to reduce CO2 emissions for creating a safer and cleaner environment, and enabling smooth transition to a low-emission economy.
Mansi Tripathy, Country Head, Shell Lubricants India said, “We are honoured to be partners in the government’s commitment towards adopting the Bharat Stage VI emission norms, which is a positive step towards reducing environmental emissions, an example of India’s ability to adapt to the newest technologies. It has always been our sincere endeavour to support the Indian auto community with the best formulations in their vehicles to meet and exceed evolving needs. We are proud to have played a leading role in the development of the new API CK-4 standards for heavy-duty diesel engine oils. Rimula R5 designed to provide superior performance and enhance energy efficiency, we hope to continue our initiatives in delivering quality and value to our customers to further improve their on-road experiences.”
Energy-efficient transportation is a key tool in battling deteriorating air quality in India. Through a slew of policy measures, such as implementation of emission reduction norms, the government is effectively working towards combatting air-pollution. Also, there is an increasing pressure on original equipment makers (OEMs) to adapt to the latest emission norms and gear up to embrace the transition to BS-VI standards.
Praveen Nagpal, Chief Technology Officer, Shell India added, “Shell Lubricants was first to announce a new portfolio of heavy-duty diesel engine oils to meet the new API CK-4 standard in North America, reformulating our Shell Rimula R4 L, and Shell Rimula R5 LE Synthetic Blend. Now, the synthetic Shell Rimula R5 joins the CK-4 compliant range. Together with OEMs and customers, Shell Lubricants has conducted more than 64 million kilometres (40 million miles) of real-world testing – akin to driving over 1,500 times around the world. Such rigorous testing served to demonstrate the performance of the next-generation heavy-duty diesel engine oils that meet the CK-4 specification without compromising oil life or wear protection.”
The Shell Rimula R5 will be available in 19 focus cites spread across 12 states: Delhi, Chennai, Namakkal, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Indore, Lucknow, Kanpur, Jalandhar, Ambala, Srinagar, East Singhbum, Ranchi, Raipur and Vadodara. The engine oils will be available in 15-litre packs only.