Exxon Mobil Corporation (ticker: XOM, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
ExxonMobil Reintroduces Mobil 1 0W-20 Motor Oil; Synthetic Mobil 1 0W-20 Provides Outstanding Protection for Newer Vehicles and Hybrids
FAIRFAX, Va., Mar 08, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- As consumers continue to place high importance on fuel
economy, the demand for hybrid and smaller gasoline-powered vehicles
is on the rise. To meet the needs of these more fuel-efficient
vehicles, ExxonMobil has reintroduced Mobil 1(R) 0W-20 to its Mobil 1
motor oil line.
Mobil 1 0W-20 is a fully synthetic formula that helps reduce wear
and extend engine life while delivering the best fuel economy within
the Mobil 1 line. The low viscosity of Mobil 1 0W-20 allows for quick
oil flow to protect critical engine parts during the frequent
start-ups that occur in gasoline/electric hybrids.
In addition to providing benefits for hybrid engines, Mobil 1
0W-20 is ideal for use in newer cars, trucks and SUVs manufactured by
Honda, Toyota, Ford, Mercury and Chrysler, where a 5W-20 motor oil is
recommended. Mobil 1 0W-20 not only meets the requirements of
manufacturers recommending 5W-20, but it also provides superior
low-temperature protection and the exceptional performance of a fully
synthetic motor oil.
"Mobil 1 0W-20 is a high-quality oil that fills a growing need for
this viscosity," said Brad Onofrio, automotive marketing manager -
Americas Region, Exxon Mobil Lubricants & Specialties Company. "The
reach of this motor oil is well beyond just hybrid vehicles; it is
well-suited to provide fuel-efficiency benefits for many newer
With an increasing number of manufacturers recommending 0W-20 and
5W-20 viscosities for many types of newer vehicles, the sales of Mobil
1 0W-20, originally introduced in 2002, are expected to grow
Mobil 1 0W-20 will be available through leading automotive
retailers this month.
Mobil 1 is the world's best selling synthetic motor oil, with the
technology to exceed the toughest standards of Japanese, European and
U.S. car builders - and to provide exceptional protection against
engine wear, under the most demanding conditions.
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
(NYSE:XOM) or one of its subsidiaries.
Side Bar -- Mobil 1 0W-20
Benefits of Mobil 1 0W-20
-- Outstanding wear protection, even under the most extreme
-- High-temperature durability, continuing to protect engines at
temperatures up to 400(degree)F.
-- Enhanced performance for cold-weather driving. Mobil 1 0W-20
is capable of flowing at extreme low temperatures that cause
conventional oils to essentially become solid.
-- The proprietary SuperSyn anti-wear system excels in
high-stress, high-temperature conditions.
-- Promotes fuel economy.
SOURCE: Exxon Mobil Corporation
Bob Rybarczyk, 314-552-6731
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