Proton and Petronas have just launched a co-brand automatic transmission fluid (ATF) in Putrajaya moments ago. The ATF, which is called ATF-XP3, was jointly developed by the national carmaker and Petronas. It’s specially formulated and extensively field tested for Proton cars, according to the carmaker.

The ATF-XP3 is manufactured from highly refined high viscosity index unconventional base oils, and it contains unique friction modifying properties for smooth transmission operation, better protection against wear and improved cleanliness. The ATF-XP3 is also claimed to offer exceptional high and low temperature protection.

Meeting Proton’s PES-1133 standard, the ATF-XP3 is recommended for use in auto ‘boxes where Dexron type fluid is not suitable. The new product is also suitable for auto transmissions with a slip-controlled torque converter which requires ATF-9.

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The ATF-XP3 can be used on the following auto models: Saga (1985-2007), Saga BLM, Iswara, Wira/Satria/Putra (1993-2008), Waja (2000, Campro and CPS), Gen2/Satria Neo (Campro and CPS), Persona and Exora. ATF-XP3 is NOT recommended for use in the Perdana, Waja 1.8 and Savvy. It’s also NOT for the Inspira with CVT.

The ATF-XP3 (1 litre bottle) retails for RM29.96 in Peninsular Malaysia and RM30.46 in East Malaysia. It’s available nationwide in all Proton service centres and will be the default recommended ATF from now, replacing the Proton ATF-SP111, which costs RM30.91, so there’s a bit of savings involved.