Exxon Mobil Corporation (ticker: XOM, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
Mobil 1 Selected as Factory and Service Fill Motor Oil for Newly Launched 2007 Acura RDX Luxury SUV
FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 30, 2006--ExxonMobil today
announced that Mobil 1 has been selected as the factory and service
fill motor oil for the new 2007 Acura RDX luxury SUV.
Acura selected Mobil 1, the world's best selling synthetic motor
oil, to meet the unique lubrication demands of the first-ever Acura
turbocharged and intercooled engine. Due to its high-temperature
oxidation stability and ability to prevent deposits from building on
critical turbocharger and engine components, Mobil 1 will provide
maximum protection for the high-performance RDX.
Recently, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., parent company of Acura
Automobiles, developed a tough new standard for motor oil used in
their vehicle engines. Known as HT0-06, the new standard ensures that
the motor oil in every new RDX engine provides maximum protection.
Mobil 1 outperformed its competitors and received the highest rating
of all oils tested.
Based on its exceptional testing results, Acura recommends that
RDX owners always use Mobil 1 5W-30, or an equivalent oil that meets
the Acura HT0-06 standard. Not all synthetic oils meet the new Acura
standard, and using the wrong oil in a high-performance turbocharged
engine can lead to accumulated deposits in the engine, which reduces
performance and causes engine wear.
"We are pleased that Acura has recognized Mobil 1 as the oil of
choice to provide excellent wear protection, even under the most
severe driving conditions," said Brad Onofrio, automotive lubricants
marketing manager - Americas, ExxonMobil Lubricants & Specialties.
"The new Acura RDX requires high performing synthetic oil designed to
meet the demands of its high performance turbocharged engine, that's
why Mobil 1 5W-30 engine oil was chosen,"
Mobil 1 is recommended for high-performance turbocharged engines
found in passenger cars, SUVs, light vans and trucks around the world.
Mobil 1 5W-30 provides a variety of performance benefits for the
Acura RDX and its 2.3L turbocharged engine, including better fuel
economy and lower emissions, excellent oil flow characteristics, and
outstanding engine wear protection. Mobil 1 is uniquely designed to
provide unsurpassed levels of performance, cleaning power and engine
Additional information about Mobil 1 and other ExxonMobil
lubricants can be found at www.mobiloil.com.
ExxonMobil and Mobil 1 are trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation
or one of its subsidiaries.
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SOURCE: Exxon Mobil Corporation