If you have a personality and lifestyle, which is middle of the road, it is very hard to shop for brands. Strikes a chord, right? Everything seems too edgy or too safe; too modern or too boring; too black or too white. And when it comes to cars; well there is literally no middle way (pun intended).

Well, if you are sweating over this dilemma, worry no more!

Mazda CX-9 is the answer to all your crossover needs. CX-9 is made for Omanis who value their family without letting go of their own goals and aspirations. They look for a family vehicle that also lets them indulge their senses.

Shaped by Mazda’s signature KODO design, CX-9, gives a sense of stability as well as energy. Quite like you, huh?  Well then, continue to stay surprised because there is definitely more to it than meets the eye.

The 3.7L V6 Engine makes for a smooth drive while delivering fuel economy like all Mazda cars; thanks to SkyActiv technology. The three rows can accommodate up to 7 people and third row easy access makes for convenient parenting. The entertainment options also make sure your kids are duly entertained while on the road.

All being said, Mazda CX-9 is a truly versatile car! So take the keys and see it turn effortlessly from a family car to a couple’s retreat while making some great memories!


Mazda Motor Corporation has recently introduced the all-new upgraded 2019 CX-3.

Mazda’s latest version of the compact crossover SUV will feature elegantly upgraded interiors as well as a retuned engine with higher horsepower in addition to several other amazing new features.

Newly available leather seating surfaces with wider seats for greater comfort, sound insulation, optimised steering and suspension, electronic parking brakes and a fully redesigned centre console and armrest to accommodate greater storage space are among a list of improved features incorporated in the newly launched CX-3.

Up front the 2019 CX-3 comes with a new and bolder looking inner grille design. While the headlights remain unchanged, the taillights have received a new LED signature look that resembles the front. In comparison to the previous model, the 2.0 litre engine has been retuned to put out 148 horsepower and 195 NM of torque.

Optimised suspension and steering, and low-profile tires to absorb road vibrations and to improve braking distance have also been especially developed for the new CX-3. On the whole, the newly added features make for a comfier and classier 2019 CX-3.

According to Towell Auto Centre (TAC), the sole distributor of Mazda vehicles in the Sultanate of Oman, “The new CX-3 comes with a Mazda SKYACTIV-G 2.0 litre engine, which assures fuel efficiency without compromising on safety and performance. In addition to this it packs in luxury features like electronic parking brakes with Auto Hold function, Smart keys, driver electric seat adjustment and thickened door panels, rear-door glass, and headliner to reduce noise intrusion. On the whole, the 2019 CX-3 compact crossover is an exceptional vehicle with amazing features that gives customers a premium driving experience.”

Mazda’s vehicles are the perfect combination of great performance, excellent design, groundbreaking technology and affordability. Among the many unique features of the cars that Mazda produce is the distinctive KODO design, which represents the Japanese spirit of ‘The Soul of Motion’. This philosophy behind the design is based on the grace and agility of a cheetah in motion and strives to bring out the essence of the same.

Mazda has brought genuine Japanese quality to the roads of Oman, and TAC has made owning a Mazda an absolute joy, thanks to their excellent after-sales service with over 5 servicing centres in Muscat alone, 97% availability of genuine parts for all Mazda models, innovative & convenient ways to make service bookings through the mobile app and website, their efficient staff and amazing promotions for customers.


Muscat : Towell Auto Centre LLC (TAC), the sole distributor of Bridgestone tires in Sultanate of Oman, is known for its activities beyond selling tires. TAC’s main focus is to attain 100% customer satisfaction by way of offering value added services like offering training programs on preventive maintenance of tires, conducting Safety Check Campaigns within selected customer groups thus assuring 100% safety of all motorists in town.

TAC & Bridgestone team conducted a FREE Tyre Safety campaign exclusively for PDO staff at PDO premises in Mina Al Fahal on 02nd February 2017, where they received excellent response from all PDO staff and their esteemed visitors. The campaign was open from 9.00am to 3.00pm for everyone, where a professionally trained technical team conducted free assessment of tires, by checking tire pressure, visual damages, wear pattern etc. The team also educated customers on importance and benefits of maintaining recommended inflation pressure, tire rotation at every 10K kms, checking wheel alignment periodically and use of valve caps. Through this campaign, Bridgestone tries to ensure 100% safety of their esteemed customers and their families. Following above recommended best practices will definitely result in reduced accidents, enhanced tire life leading to cost effectiveness in terms of cost per kilometer (CPKM) and a trouble free drive and comfort.

The team displayed an array of new generation products from Bridgestone which include Dueler, Potenza, Turanza, Ecopia, etc covering both Sedan and 4WD vehicle segments. The team inspected over 50 plus cars during the campaign and offered FREE user friendly Pressure Gauges that can be stored in the glove box of the cars. The technical team demonstrated the usage of pressure gauge and recommended to check inflation pressure while tires are cold and once again emphasized on importance of checking tire inflation pressure at least once in 30days.  A tire with the right balance of air pressure also reduces the rolling resistance of the vehicle thus enhancing fuel efficiency, which is an added cost benefit under the prevailing fuel prices. With full support and cooperation from PDO senior management and staff, TAC and Bridgestone together conducted a successful campaign.

Bridgestone’s passionate commitment towards safety and comfort inspires and enables them to set new standards of technological advancement. Bridgestone tires are tested proven internationally for its safety, reliability and durability. “Such campaigns form a part of our social responsibility to all motorists in Sultanate of Oman and during such these campaigns we highlight the importance of preventive periodic maintenance of tires, thus ensuring 100% safety and enhanced tire life. With TAC’s commitment to Customer Care and the support capabilities that we offer, we are certain that our customers will be convinced of the quality and dependability of our products. We are confident that all our esteemed customers will continue patronizing Bridgestone thereby recognizing TAC and Bridgestone as their family brand” said Mr. Jaishankar, General Manager – Bridgestone Tyre Division.

Towell Auto Centre (TAC) operates a retail network of 22 Tyre Care Plus outlets, strategically located with an objective of getting closer to customers. TAC have a nationwide presence, covering all major territories across the Sultanate of Oman, i.e. Barka, Musannah, Sohar, Saham, Bu Ali, Ibra, Sinaw, Ibri, Nizwa, Karsha, Sumail, Salalah and Sur. In Muscat TCPs are located at Wadikabir, Baushar, Ghubra, Ghala, Rusayl, Al Khoudh and Mabellah with First Stop stores located in Amerat, Seeb and recently added Muladha. Bridgestone Truck Tyre Centre is located in Ghala and Fleet Points are located at Fahud, Karsha, Nimr and Salalah. It is an indisputable fact that the success and market leadership of Bridgestone is entirely dependent on the support received from our prestigious and loyal customers. TAC in return strives to exceed service expectations of all customers to ensure a long-term brand loyalty thus ensuring TAC’s and Bridgestone’s market leadership in Sultanate of Oman.


Muscat : Bridgestone is named the world’s largest tyre manufacturer for a ninth consecutive year, following the release of the 2017 Global Tyre rankings by Tire Business. The Japanese brand comfortably claimed the top spot with total tyre and tyre-related sales of $22.1 billion in 2016.

The ranking comes despite a downturn in the worldwide tyre industry, which points towards the strength and appeal of Bridgestone’s tyre range. The manufacturer’s broad passenger vehicle range is a match for MEA’s testing road conditions, and includes products focused on sport (Potenza), comfort (Turanza), ecology (Ecopia) and SUV/4×4 (Dueler).

“Bridgestone’s number one ranking for a ninth consecutive year is a great achievement and a well-earned endorsement for the quality of both our tyres and services” commented Mete Ekin, Regional Managing Director, Bridgestone MEA.

“MEA is a highly competitive region for tyre manufacturers and I attribute our success to an acute understanding of customers’ needs and challenges, alongside the trust we’ve built over time” he added.

As one of the world’s leading tyre and rubber companies, the Bridgestone Group supports the movement of people and goods around the world. Mobility is essential to everyday life today and making it convenient and comfortable contributes to a better society.

“By using resources more efficiently, Bridgestone will help deliver a safer and smarter transportation experience while improving social and environmental outcomes across the globe” he added.

Tire Business ranks the tyre makers based on their revenue from the sale of tyres they’ve manufactured, excluding items such as third-party sales of steel cord, synthetic rubber or carbon black, as well as estimates for non-tire items such as auto-service-related revenue at company-owned retail stores.

Other innovations have helped to maintain Bridgestone’s evidently wide appeal among motorists. They include its Run-Flat Technology, which provide peace of mind that, even with a puncture, motorists can safely reach a suitable location to fit a spare wheel without being stranded at once. The manufacturer also supplies the region’s commercial vehicles, while offering highly advanced, specialist tyres for use on off-road construction vehicles and aircraft.

Bridgestone is one of the world’s leading tyre producer & rubber company and a popular tyre brand in the Sultanate of Oman. Towell Auto Centre, pioneer in the automobile business in Oman since 1972, is the sole distributor of Bridgestone tyres in the Sultanate of Oman.

Bridgestone Oman operates a retail network of 26 outlets which provide excellent sales and professional service to their esteemed customers. Bridgestone’s Tyre Care Plus outlets are located in Barka, Musannah, Sohar, Saham, Bu Ali, Ibra, Sinaw, Ibri, Nizwa, Karsha, Sumail, Salalah and Sur. In Muscat, Tyre Care Plus outlets are located in WadiKabir, Ghubra, Ghala, Al Khoudh and Mabellah. Bridgestone’s flagship retail store First Stop is located in Amerat, Bausher, Seeb, Muladha and now in Misfah. Bridgestone’s full-fledged Truck Tyre Centre is is located in Ghala and Fleet Points are in Fahud, Karsha, Nimr and Salalah. Bandag retread factory is located in Mabella. Together TAC & Bridgestone strive to exceed customers’ service expectations and ascertain long-term brand loyalty thus maintaining a leadership position in the market.