0W-8 Motor Oil Vehicle Models Include Toyota and Mazda
The automotive industry is witnessing a transformative phase with the introduction of more environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient vehicles. Complementing this shift, ENEOS has launched its latest innovative product, ENEOS X Prime 0W-8 JASO GLV-1 Fully Synthetic Motor Oil, specifically designed to cater to the needs of these advanced vehicles.
Lower Viscosity in Modern Vehicles
ENEOS 0W-8 is not just a new product; it represents a shift in vehicle maintenance for modern automotive technology. Primarily developed for Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV), and Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) with thermal gasoline engines, this oil is increasingly becoming a requirement for these high efficiency vehicles.
As a factory fill supplier, ENEOS has been market testing 0W-8 in Japan for over ten years, and launched ENEOS 0W-8 in Japan three years ago. This activity is a direct result of requirements for Japanese automakers to reduce environmental impact, and one of those methods has been reducing oil viscosity to increase fuel efficiency.
Vehicle Models Requiring 0W-8
Toyota and Mazda have been the first to confirm vehicles in production for North America that require 0W-8 motor oil. These models include:
- Mazda 2 Hybrid 1.5 (2022 and newer)
- Toyota Vehicles
Toyota, a forerunner in hybrid technology, has many fuel efficient models that require 0W-8:
- Yaris 1.5 Hybrid (2020 and newer)
- Yaris Cross 1.5 Hybrid (2021 and newer)
- Yaris Cross 1.5 Hybrid AWD (2021 and newer)
- Corolla 2.0 (2023 and newer)
- Crown 2.5 AWD (2022 and newer)
- Grand Highlander 2.5 AWD Hybrid (2023 and newer)
- Grand Highlander 2.5 Hybrid (2023 and newer)
Why 0W-8 is Essential for These Vehicles
The formulation of ENEOS 0W-8 is specifically tailored to meet the unique requirements of these advanced vehicles. This oil ensures these vehicles operate at peak efficiency while reducing their environmental impact. Its features include:
- Enhanced Fuel Efficiency: The oil’s low viscosity leads to less drag inside the engine, translating to notable fuel savings, crucial for the efficiency goals of modern vehicles.
- Superior Cold Start Performance: With a 0W rating, ENEOS 0W-8 ensures rapid lubrication during cold starts, a critical aspect for hybrid and electric vehicles, especially in colder climates.
- Advanced Engine Protection: The synthetic nature and premium additives of this oil provide robust protection against wear and tear, essential for the high-performance engines in these modern vehicles.
What is JASO?
The Japanese Automotive Standards Organization (JASO) plays a crucial role in setting automotive standards within Japan, a process that significantly influences the quality, safety, and performance of vehicles and automotive components. JASO is responsible for establishing a range of standards that cover various aspects of vehicle manufacturing and maintenance. These include engine oil specifications, such as the viscosity and performance requirements crucial for engine lubrication and protection, as well as standards for other vehicle components like electrical systems, transmissions, and braking systems. By defining these standards, JASO ensures that automotive products and vehicles in the Japanese market meet consistent and high-quality performance criteria, contributing to the reliability and safety of the automotive industry in Japan.
JASO is part of the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, similarly to the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in the United States.
The Role of ENEOS in Automotive Lubrication Standards
ENEOS’s influence extends beyond product development. As an R&D specialist for Japanese automakers, ENEOS helped develop the JASO GLV-1 specification, which is currently the only 0W-8 oil specification. Performance benchmarks for JASO GLV-1 are equal/equivalent to the levels stipulated in the GF-6 specifications of API.
We bring key learnings from these efforts to ENEOS 0W-8 JASO GLV-1 Motor Oil. This standard is crucial for the compatibility and performance of lubricants in newer vehicle models.
The introduction of 0W-8 grade oil is a milestone in automotive lubrication, especially relevant for the latest hybrid and electric vehicles. As manufacturers like Mazda and Toyota introduce models that require such advanced lubricants, ENEOS continues to play a vital role in supporting these technological advancements, ensuring vehicles not only meet but exceed performance and environmental standards.
When looking for 0W-8, vehicle owners can be assured ENEOS X Prime JASO GLV-1 0W-8 Fully Synthetic Motor Oil [#3000-300 1Q] will provide excellent performance and protection of their vehicles.