Total unveils its Rubia Optima Range


TOTAL unveils its Rubia Optima Range (API CK-4) heavy-duty engine oil at Automechanika, Johannesburg


New TOTAL Rubia Optima 1100, 15W-40 Engine Oil (API CK-4) designed for heavy-duty engines, complies with the new category defined by the American Petroleum Institute (API)


Johannesburg, 28 September 2017 - TOTAL South Africa unveiled its new, technologically advanced TOTAL Rubia Optima 1100, 15W-40 heavy-duty engine oil (HDEO) today at the Johannesburg Automechanika trade fair.  

“We are delighted to launch the new Rubia Optima 1100, 15W-40 which meets and exceeds the latest API CK-4 specification. In doing so, TOTAL South Africa becomes one of the first lubricants companies to introduce this new specification for the South African market, said Kamil de Villiers, TOTAL South Africa, Lubricants Manager. 

de Villiers added that this new API CK-4 specification surpasses and is backwards compatible with the API CJ-4 service category which was initially developed over 10 years ago. TOTAL Rubia Optima provides better engine protection and an unparalleled level of performance. It will help limit carbon dioxide emissions while maintaining a clean engine  and its  exceptional oxidation resistance allows  longer oil drain intervals in line with manufacturers’ recommendations.

“Total’s Rubia Optima range is the direct result of the Total Group's continued commitment and investment in research and development. The launch of this product also reconfirms TOTAL’s commitment to introducing the latest high performance products for the South African market” de Villiers concludes.


About Total South Africa

Established in 1954, Total South Africa is 50.1% owned by French-based multinational Total. Total South Africa is an integral part of, and plays a significant role in, the international, world-class Total. This means that our company is able to benefit from shared access to internationally acclaimed best practices, technological expertise and top-flight business innovations.

About Total

Total is a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas company, and a major player in solar energy with SunPower and Total Solar. Our 98,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible. As a responsible corporate citizen, we focus on ensuring that our operations in more than 130 countries worldwide consistently deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.

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Total contacts

Nadia Vosloo | Brand & Public Relations Manager |Total South Africa | Tel 011 778 2471 | Email


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Rubia Optima


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