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Proton and Petronas has launched a new range of engine oils specifically developed for Proton vehicles. Called the Petronas Syntium SE (which stands for “Serviced at Edar”), the lubricants are now available at all authorised Proton service centres, and are meant to both optimise performance and reduce the cost of ownership in the long run.

The range consists of three lubricants, the fully-synthetic Petronas Syntium 3000 SE 5W-30, the semi-synthetic Petronas Syntium 800 SE 10W-30 and the Petronas Syntium 500 SE 15W-40 mineral engine oil. These products are compatible with the 10,000 km service intervals of all new Proton vehicles.

Proton said that the Syntium SE oils have been designed to meet the challenges of modern day driving, including traffic jams, steep hills and continuous acceleration on highways. They all feature Petronas’ CoolTech technology, which is claimed to help prevent excessive engine heat, ensuring optimal performance.

“With the introduction of the Petronas Syntium SE exclusive range of engine oils, Proton customers are able to enjoy better value whenever they service their cars at any Proton authorised service centres,” said Proton CEO Datuk Ahmad Fuaad Kenali. ” In addition, they will have a better experience in terms of car performance at improved maintenance costs.”

Prices for Petronas Syntium SE starts at RM78 for a four litre bottle of Syntium 500 SE, rising to RM118 for Syntium 800 SE; the fully-synthetic Syntium 3000 SE is priced at RM225. Users who service their cars at authorised dealers get cheaper rates for the lubricants, at RM75, RM100 and RM180 respectively.

It should be noted that Proton’s collaboration with Petronas is different from the one between the national oil and gas company and Perodua. The latter sees the second national carmaker selling its own-brand lubricants not only at Perodua service centres, but also at independent workshops and retail outlets.