New Delhi: FIAT has technically approved XP100, India's first 100 Octane petrol from Indian Oil, as the fuel for first-fill application for all models of petrol cars and will be the substitute the imported grade of petrol, as it meets the standards and requirement of FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, USA).
XP100 premium-grade petrol has successfully substituted import product as the first-fill product for the export-oriented vehicle at Fiat India's Pune Plant. The first parcel of XP100 premium-grade petrol was recently received by Fiat India at Pune.
Indian Oil had previously launched XP100, the country's first 100 Octane premium petrol in December last year. In a big boost to be India's efforts towards self-sufficiency, the premium grade petrol was developed at Indian Oil's Mathura refinery using indigenous OCTAMAX technology developed through its research and development (R&D) efforts. Presently, all Indian Oil refineries have been upgraded and are manufacturing XP100.
"Many Auto OEMs require superior quality product for their first fill in the vehicles for export. Since premium grade was not available in India until recently, they had to rely on imports. After the launch of XP100, Indian Oil has become the first pan-India supplier of XP100 for this export vehicle," said Indian Oil's Executive Director (Institutional Business) PS Mony.
Indian Oil's premium-grade petrol with 100 octane rating is designed to rev up the engine, give partial acceleration, significantly boost engine performance, give better drivability, enhanced fuel economy and prolonged engine life. It exceeds IS-2796 specifications and is also an environment-friendly fuel with much-reduced tail-pipe emissions.
Indian Oil has rolled out XP100 petrol in 43 cities and the premium fuel is now available at 84 retail outlets across the country. With the availability of XP100 petrol in the Indian market, India has joined the league of select countries where petrol with 100 or higher octane is available.
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