Shell Malaysia Trading has introduced a new Shell Helix engine oil. The full-synthetic Helix HX8 – which is available in two viscosity variants, 5W-30 and 5W-40 – sits below the Helix Ultra range of full-synthetics, but is a step up from the semi-synthetic HX7, offering a premium oil at affordable price.

The new oil features adaptive Flexi Molecule Technology that protects the engine by adapting to every driving style and condition. Benefits include better wear protection and enhanced fuel economy, longer oil drain intervals as well as lower maintenance costs.

Performance-wise, it offers 58% better high-temperature deposit control and viscosity stability as well as 78% better corrosion protection in start-stop urban driving conditions compared to a regular API SN specification oil.

To celebrate the launch of the new oil, Shell Malaysia is offering 888 packs of the Helix HX8. No purchase is necessary – all you have to do is register online at and see if you can be one of the lucky ones. Winners will receive a promo code via SMS.

Additionally, consumers who purchase Shell Helix HX8 will qualify for the unique Shell Advantage and Rewards (SHARE) loyalty programme, which offers free Shell engine oil from accumulated purchases, as well as free Shell Helix Engine Warranty (SHEW) for cars below eight years old and 150,000 km on the odometer.

The recommended retail prices for a four-litre pack of Shell Helix HX8 5W-40 is RM165 in the Peninsular and RM166 in Sabah/Sarawak, while the Shell Helix HX8 5W-30 is priced at RM180 in the Peninsular and RM181 in Sabah/Sarawak.