Selected as Lubricants Partner by the best
Across the globe, Total products are tried, tested and recommended by major automotive manufacturers – the people who know. In the UK, Total has been selected as Lubricants Partners by leading car manufacturers Peugeot, Citroen and Renault (with the Elf brand of lubricants).
We’re perfect partners, all sharing the common ambition to be the best.
The partnership between TOTAL and French automaker CITROËN is truly historic. In 1968, TOTAL began developing a lubricant for the CITROËN DS to address ignition and fouling issues. Over 40 years of teamwork have given rise to the production of high-quality lubricants and an unrivaled track record in
. Today, the partnership between the two companies is industrial and global, and in addition to motorsports, covers technology, trade and training.
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Partners since 1995, TOTAL and PEUGEOT recently confirmed their confidence in each other by renewing their partnership agreements. The renewals come as no surprise, as TOTAL lubricants are the only brand to be endorsed by the French automaker for all its models. Why? Because we share the same goals. Researchers from TOTAL and PEUGEOT are developing tomorrow's lubricants: oils that are increasingly fuel efficient and environmentally friendly.
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TOTAL has been MAZDA Motors' European lubricants partner since 2003. Together, TOTAL and the Japanese automaker have co-developed the MAZDA Original Oil range for MAZDA vehicles. Meeting all quality and warranty requirements for each and every model, the range is also specially designed for MAZDA's new, cutting-edge SKYACTIV Technology.
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The collaboration between TOTAL and France's RENAULT TRUCKS started in 1979 with the development of the Renault Trucks Oils (RTO) product ranges. The two companies have renewed their partnership contract through to January 2016; it applies in all affiliates where RENAULT TRUCKS and TOTAL conduct commercial activities.
ELF is passionate about performance. This passion is reflected in the brand's decades-long engagement in motorsports and historic partnerships with international manufacturers and research teams, including:
ELF has been developing bespoke products for RENAULT since 1968, and has two research and development teams dedicated to its partner. This means that ELF-approved lubricants are available at most RENAULT dealer networks worldwide. The first is based at the CRES (ELF's research center in Solaize, France), and the other is permanently on call at race circuits, during the Grand Prix and at private test sessions. The teams apply highly advanced studies and analysis that yield technical solutions designed for winning.
As innovative as it is creative, our technical partnership has already produced a series of fill-for-life transmission oils for RENAULT gearboxes or fuel economy engine oils. Our engineers and research laboratories teams are continuously in touch. This shared RENAULT-ELF expertise is always stimulated by motorsport challenges and enables us to anticipate together the technological demands of coming powertrains.
ELF and NISSAN are industrial and research partners, and their work is at the heart of the latest technological innovations. The Nissan Genuine Oils in Europe are unique formulas designed by ELF and approved by Nissan. In 2012, the European after-sales partnership between Nissan and Elf was been extended. More than ever, Nissan Genuine Oils allow you to get the best performance from your Nissan over the years.