Honda’s latest innovation of fully synthetic SM0W-20 engine oil was put to test recently through a fuel challenge event organised for Honda dealers. Their sole mission was to test the new engine oil’s performance and fuel efficiency compared to a competing engine oil of 10W-40 (Brand X). The result? Honda’s new fully synthetic SM0W-20 engine oil was proven to save 7% more fuel compared to Brand X
The fuel challenge brought together representatives from Honda Malaysia and Idemitsu Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand who travelled more than 2,000km across
Peninsular Malaysia over 5 days and 4 nights. The teams and their vehicles were tested on several criteria, average fuel economy, average speed, drive time, fuel used, distance travelled, road type, weather, time and traffic flow, while driving through various road conditions that comprised of hilly, winding, coastal, village and highway roads. Through rain and shine, days and nights, smooth and congested traffic, the challenge took them from Kuala Lumpur to Kuantan, Penang, Johor and Putrajaya before ending at Petaling Jaya.
In the challenge, the car with SM0W-20 engine oil clocked an average distance of 16.55km/L with an average fuel consumption of 6 litre per 100km – that’s 7% less fuel used compared to the 10W-40 engine oil. The dedication and challenging spirit of Honda’s Fuel Saving Challenge Team managed to defy the odds by developing a high quality, fuel-saving fully synthetic blended premium engine oil. For its proven efficiency and superior consistency, the SM0W-20 engine oil is recommended for ordinary daily use for selected Honda models produced after 2001.
For more information on the SM0W-20 engine oil, visit any Honda Authorised Service Centres for professional advice.
(Left) Rigorous tests were made to ascertain the fuel efficiency of the SM0W-20 engine oil.
(Right) The team canvassed the roads of Peninsular Malaysia in a fuel challenge event.