SAN RAMON, Cal. — Chevron has announced it will continue to offer CI-4 Plus in addition to CJ-4 (previously known as PC-10) engine oils in 2007.
The company says its two-product strategy is based on feedback from customers and expected market demand.
The Delo CJ-4 product will be known as Delo 400 LE (Low Emissions) Multigrade SAE 15W-40. Meanwhile, the new Texaco Ursa CJ-4 oil will be known as Texaco Ursa LA (Low Ash) SAE 15W-40, the company announced.
Both new CJ-4 products will be available on Oct. 26, Chevron officials announced.
“There is a lot of anxiety over new engines, fuels, exhaust treatments and lubricants,” said Nicole Fujishige, commercial marketing manager, North America, Chevron Products Company. “It is important for our customers to know they will have one less thing to worry about as 2007 approaches. Historically Chevron has fully embraced each new heavy-duty engine oil specification. In this situation, there is clearly a need to retain the CI-4 Plus oil, while introducing the CJ-4 product. Although backwards compatible, CJ-4 will likely be more expensive than CI-4 Plus and is not required for the off-road market or pre-2007 engines. Based on fleet composition, the majority of Chevron’s customers will have a greater need for CI-4 Plus, so we’ll keep that product on the market until conditions change.”
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