The only pour point that matters is that 0W winter rating.
However, since many still like to judge motor oil quality by the published pour point, here is some "science" for you:
How would you know? Based on what? Do you have some insider knowledge of their formulation? If you do, please share it with the rest of us.
It more than likely is an improvement over the API SN version. I think they wanted to improve NOACK amongst other things. No worries, it's going to be a good while before we see this version at Walmart.
I don't know. That's why I posed it as a question.
There is a lot of competition on the shelf. Raw materials have gone up. Large retailers like Walmart put pressure on suppliers to cut prices.
Some speculate that PAO has been reduced. Isn't PAO an expensive base compared to others?