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Perodua has inked a RM355 million deal with Petronas Lubricants for the latter to supply 17 million litres of engine oil to the carmaker. The volume is an increase of 21% over the previous Perodua-Petronas contract, and is for a period of five years.

Perodua and Petronas have an existing engine oil partnership that has been in place since 2003. “Our partnership with Petronas has been very fruitful as they offer one of the best engine lubricants both domestically and globally,” said Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd MD Dr. Zahari Husin.

The contract renewal ceremony at Perodua Sentral this morning also saw the launch of a higher grade engine oil (API SM, from SL) that will not only be available at Perodua service centres, but also at independent workshops and retail outlets. This is to capture the out-of-warranty Perodua owners who no longer bring their cars back to official service centres.

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“We realise that some of our post-warranty customers have moved on to service their own vehicles. That being said, we have invested a lot of resources to improve our operations and we hope that they will give Perodua another chance,” Zahari added.

Perodua says that the new engine oil, which will be on sale from September, is designed with improved oxidation resistance, higher protection against carbon deposits, better wear protection and increased performance over the oil service life, which is 10,000 km or six months.

The Rawang-based carmaker explained that the product isn’t merely a rebranded off-the-shelf Petronas Syntium engine oil, but is designed to Daihatsu Motor Corp’s standards, formulated by Petronas. Pricing of the semi-synthetic oil will be announced at a later date.