Thursday, 10 December 2015

Pulman SKODA have a range of exciting career opportunities at our brand new showroom!

Enjoy a new career this new year with Pulman SKODA in our £2 million purpose built showroom!

There are exciting times ahead for Pulman ŠKODA, who are opening their purpose built new ŠKODA showroom in Belmont, Durham early in 2016. The state of the art showroom which is being constructed on 1.75 acres of land represents a £2 million investment for the Durham headquartered motor retailer. This is fantastic news for Pulman and the local economy as over 20 new jobs will be created.

Pulman ŠKODA have a range of careers opportunities in their new site, including showroom host, sales executives, technicans, drivers, valeters and café assistants for their bespoke onsite café that will be open to customers and the general public. Pulman have been operating in Durham offering new, used and Motability ŠKODA cars for over a year in their temporary showroom near the Arnison Centre. Ian Jarvis Sales Manager for Pulman ŠKODA comments, “The past year has been fantastic for Pulman, building an invaluable customer base. We are very excited and proud of our brand new ŠKODA site that will be opening in early 2016.”

The new site will have a 9-car showroom, in-house café with fresh food prepared daily and in a first for the motor industry a yoga studio offering a wide range of classes for all abilities, certainly something you do not see every day in a car showroom. The sites location  just off the A690 at Dragonville Industrial Estate, Durham makes it accessible from a wide area across the region.
Pulman opened its first site, Pulman Volkswagen, Durham in 1998 with 17 members of staff and 2 years later moved into their flagship showroom at Abbey Road Durham that underwent a full refurbishment earlier this year. 17 years later, Pulman have two Volkswagen retail locations, a SEAT site in Sunderland and a ŠKODA site with over 150 staff members. The family owned business prides itself in offering those little differences that deliver a fantastic customer experience.
Ian Jarvis continues, “I’ve been working with Pulman for over a year now and they are a fantastic company to work for! We offer something different to our customers, the in-showroom café, the free WiFi, the complimentary collect and delivery for our service customers. It’s the small things that make the big differences.”

Laura Makepeace, HR Manager for Pulman comments, “It’s an exciting time for anyone thinking of joining Pulman, or the motor industry. At Pulman and through the support of the brands: Volkswagen, SEAT and ŠKODA, there is a fantastic training structure to support anyone who wants develop their career.”

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Volkswagen Microbus to go electric!

It is rumoured that the classic camper-van will return with an all-electric derivative at the Consumer Electronics Show 

Set for 2017 production at Volkswagen's Puebla factory in Mexico, the concept car will showcase the newly developed electric system as well as other contemporary connectivity technologies.

 The zero local emission driveline, which relies on the Volkswagen Group’s latest lithium-ion battery technology as used by the Audi R8 E-Tron and Audi Q6 E-Tron Quattro concept, is claimed to provide a range of between 400 and 500km (250-310 miles) depending on the driving conditions.

The all-electric Microbus is planned to be offered alongside more conventional turbocharged four-cylinder petrol and diesel powerplants on the production Microbus, which senior Wolfsburg sources describe as being smaller than the latest Multivan.

Above, the 'Bulli' concept Microbus, which was shown at the 2011 Geneva Motorshow. The new concept could have a similar design. 

Speaking at the New York show earlier this year, a Volkswagen spokesman revealed that VW engineers and designers were working on a new Camper van concept using a small electric motor driving the front wheels and battery packs stored under the floor.

The spokesman told Autocar that the design of the original VW van was "so iconic" that any attempt at a new model would have to have three "very important" design cues: "First the wide, solid, D-pillar, second the boxy design of the centre section and, thirdly, the front end must have a very short overhang. The distance from the A-pillar to the front end must be very short."

The key to achieving the unique front-end design is the fact that an electric motor would allow a much lower 'bonnet line' than a conventional petrol engine. This, in turn, would allow the A-pillars to be placed much further forward than in a conventional MPV.

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Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport

Find everything you need to know about the new Volkswagen Golf GTi Clubsport right here!

The Gof GTi Clubsport is a limited edition design and more focused than ever, making it the fastest GTI there's ever been. It is planned to reach the UK in limited numbers in 2016 and has the distinction of it being their fastest GTi model to date!

The Clubsport is differentiated from the existing seventh-generation GTi models by a series of styling upgrades. Included is a unique front bumper featuring a large central air duct with a honeycomb insert, additional trapezoidal ducts used to cool the front brakes, high-gloss black blades low down on the outer edges for added downforce, so-called air curtains to smooth airflow around the edges and a splitter element down low.

The upgrades up front are accompanied by high-gloss black door mirror housings and a black graphic along the lower edge of the doors in homage to the look of the original 1976 Golf GTi.

At the rear, Volkswagen’s design team has provided the new car with a new twin-vane spoiler mounted atop the tailgate, together with vertical vanes along the outer edges of the rear window, a heavily restyled bumper with an integrated diffuser and larger-diameter chromed tailpipes.

The Golf GTi Clubsport is powered by a reworked version of the Volkswagen Group’s turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder EA888 petrol engine, as used by existing versions of the Golf GTi. But while the standard Golf GTi gets 217bhp, or 227bhp in Performance guise, the Clubsport offers up 261bhp between 5350 and 6600rpm.

That’s not the end of the story, though. An overboost function temporarily raises turbocharger boost pressure from 1.9bar to 2.1bar for up to 10 seconds on kickdown, increasing overall power output to 287bhp – albeit only for a maximum 10 seconds. That's just 8bhp less than the Golf R.

For more infortmation on any of the Golf range, contact Pulman Volkswagen:
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Volkswagen Scirocco Black Edition

The new Volkswagen Scirocco Black Edition models feature extra kit!

Volkswagen has revealed two new special edition Scirocco models with cosmetic upgrades than the standard car.

The Scirocco GT Black Edition and R-Line Trim levels feature black exterior add-ons: Black alloy wheels, a black contract roof, black door mirrors, a black rear spoilers and 90% black tinted rear windows are standard on both models. The GT models gets 18" alloys and the R-Line gets 19" rims.

The Scirocco GT features sat-nav, climate control, front fog lights, parking sensors, chequered flag decorative inserts and metallic pedals with part-Alcantara seats and interior trim.

The R-Line models gets sportier bumpers, side skirts and scuff plates plus an R-Line steering wheel, handbrake and gear leaver as well as heated leather sports seats.

To find out more about the new Scirocco's or the entire Scirocco range at Pulman Volkswagen contact us via:

Telephone: 0191 383 2444

Information from Auto Express