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It isn't unusual for the same oil to get re-rated as later ratings come along.
Remember that the last engine 20K was spec'd for will be getting on now.
There were official doc in 2007 that had 5W40 StAR for 1.6/1.8TS engines, so quite understandable to have dropped 20K.
That same doc had 10W60 for the 2.0TS as well as the 2.0JTS. By then, the 2.0TS was only in the 147 and they were selling in very small numbers.
There is no point making an oil that there isn't a big enough demand for.
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