Tuesday, 29 November 2016

A visit from Rafa Benitez

It was certainly a terrific Tuesday for everyone at Pulman Volkswagen as the Newcastle United Manager Rafa Benitez made a surprise visit to the showroom. 

Rafa Benitez and Paul Adams (Pulman Group Fleet Director) pictured with the brand new Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line. 

Rafa Benitez visited numerous landmarks around the North East, making the most of a scheduled day off from training. With nine wins out of ten for Newcastle United in all competitions, Rafa was certainly spreading the positivity across the region.

On Tuesday morning at Pulman Volkswagen Durham Rafa made an appearance to the surprise of many in the showroom. Group Fleet Director Paul Adams comments, “We are delighted to have renewed our partnership once again with Newcastle United and we’re looking forward to exploring further unique opportunities that our relationship with the football club brings.”

For the 7th consecutive year Pulman Volkswagen have been the official motor partner of Newcastle United. With locations across Durham and Sunderland, Pulman have been working closely with the Magpies, supplying cars from its extensive fleet of brand new Volkswagen’s.

  Rafa Benitez with the Pulman Volkswagen Team. 

The brand new Tiguan was the perfect choice for Rafa’s new car. With Four-wheel drive capability and class leading safety technology including Front Assist, City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring, it assures anyone driving a Tiguan will be prepared for winter and those icy roads.

Rafa Benitez commented on driving the new Tiguan, “When I go home on the motorway it is a really comfortable ride, and when I drive in the city it reacts and responds really well on the road.”

Natalie Wilson, Marketing Manager for Pulman comments: “We are so thankful to Rafa Benitez and Newcastle United. The time Rafa spent with everyone in the showroom on the day was truly fantastic, taking the time to meet and take photos with everyone. It was great having a chat with Rafa in our Café Dafté as well, getting some inside knowledge on football formations.”

Rafa Benitez pictured with Natalie Wilson (Marketing Manager for Pulman) within the Pulman Café Dafté.

Pulman customer Michael Kitching was picking up his new Volkswagen Polo at the same time, as a huge Newcastle fan, he was overjoyed with meeting and getting his photo taken with Rafa! Pulman are very excited to be part of the Newcastle United journey and looking forward to what the future can bring for the club and the region.

To find out more about Pulman Volkswagen, the North Easts family run Volkswagen retailer, please call 0191 383 2444, email enquiries@pulmanvolkswagen.co.uk or visit www.pulmanvolkswagen.co.uk

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

First rate and second hand... the Pulman ŠKODA cars that are making their mark in the North East

Whether it's a brand new or a used ŠKODA, you can still drive away in the car of your dreams from Pulman ŠKODA. 

Let’s first of all get something straight. Most people decide to buy a used car because they assume that a new car is out of their financial reach. Okay, it all depends on your circumstances, but it really is worth having a chat with the sales guys at Pulman ŠKODA. You will be amazed at how many deals and different ways there are to buy a brand new car.
However, perhaps you’ve got your heart set on a bigger, faster or more luxurious model than what’s currently available for you in the new ŠKODA range, or you may be happy with your current marque and would simply like to renew it. If you are a person who ticks any of those boxes, you will still find what you’re looking for at Pulman ŠKODA.

You now have a few options

If you know what sort of car you want, go onto the Pulman used car website www.pulmanusedcars.co.uk …fill in the Used Car Search boxes and let the internet do the searching for you.
It will scan all of the Pulman dealerships to find out whether they have in stock the sort of car you’re looking for.
They have access to thousands of vehicles so there’s bound to be something that fits the bill.
Another idea is to get in touch with the sales team at Pulman ŠKODA and they will do the work for you. Just tell them the car you are looking for, or even just give them an idea of the sort of car you’d like, and then they’ll sort everything.
And here’s a really neat idea. If you spot something that seriously takes your fancy, the Pulman ŠKODA team will swing into action and create a short video of the exact car. This is a walk-around video with views both inside and outside of the car. You can closely study the car you fancy without leaving the comfort of your armchair. How cool is that?
In other words, if you want something that isn’t a brand new ŠKODA, you can still drive off in exactly the car that you’ve been looking for.
It might be second hand, but when it comes from Pulman ŠKODA, it’ll be first rate.

For more information about our brand new showroom, visit www.pulmanskoda.co.uk 
Source: The Chronicle 

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Meet the ŠKODA Kodiaq – due to arrive early 2017 at Pulman ŠKODA

The wait is over for all SUV and ŠKODA fans after the world premiere of the Kodiaq. We can now confirm the specifications and pricing for the UK. More importantly the new Kodiaq will be able for ordering in November.

The first ever seven-seater SUV will be available in four trim levels, five engine options, two and four-wheel drive and a choice of manual or DSG gearboxes. The range comprises of three familiar trims; S, SE and SE L along with a new Edition grade that celebrates the arrival of ŠKODA’s first even seven-seater SUV.

S Trim
The Kodiaq starts with the S model, despite it being the entry level and a price tag of just £21,495 the S trim is brimming with standard equipment. Specification includes Front Assist, KEESY Go (Keyless Entry), Swing touchscreen infotainment system, DAB digital radio, SmartLink. Also included on the S trim is LED daytime running lights, 17-Inch Ratikon alloy wheels, leather multifunction steering wheel and air conditioning.

SE Trim
The SE trim gives drivers all the standard specification as well as 18-inch Elbrus alloy wheels, sunset glass cruise control and rear parking sensors. Drivers also benefit from a Bolero touchscreen infotainment system with eight-inch display, dual zone climate control, rain and light sensors. Seven seats are available as £1,000 option on the SE trim.

The Kodiaq SE L trim features a generous specification list. Highlights include seven seats as standard, powered tailgate, 19-inch Sirius alloy wheels and Columbus navigation system with WiFi. Also included is Alcantara upholstery, heated front seats and full LED headlights as standard.

Kodiaq Edition
New to the ŠKODA range is the Edition trim. The Edition showcases the Kodiaq’s exceptional range of equipment, Edition models start from £30,695 with standard equipment includes 19-inch Triglav alloy wheels, seven seats, leather upholstery, metallic paint and chrome roof rails. Technology features include Lane Assist, High Beam Assist, wireless charging, phone box and blind spot detection.

The New Kodiaq starts at £21,495 for the S which includes a 1.4 TSI engine outputting 125ps in a 5 speed manual transmission. The SE 1.4 TSI comes in at £22,945 with the option of 7 seats for £23,945.  Diesel engines are also available in a 2.0TDI available in both DSG and manual transmissions with the option of a four-wheel drive.

The new ŠKODA Kodiaq is available in a wide range of engines which are capable of 190PS. A choice of two diesel engines and three petrol engines will be available at launch. Petrol engines include 1.4 TSI both manual and DSG with the option of 4x4 available on both with outputs up to 180PS. Diesel models include a 2.0 TDI available in both manual and DSG transmissions with outputs up to 190PS.

Interior Space
Inside the Kodiaq the boot capacity breaks through the 2,000 litre mark, with an overall boot size of 2,065 with the seats lowered. Standard boot size with seats fully in position is an impressive 720 litres.

Driver assistance systems
The Kodiaq gets plenty of driver assistance systems, including Tow Assist, which will take over the steering when reversing slowly. Surround view cameras give a top-down view of the car on screen during low speed manoeuvre’s. Adaptive cruise control, Lane Assist and city emergency braking are included on the Kodiaq feature list.

For more information and to keep up with the latest ŠKODA news and offers, visit www.pulmanskoda.co.uk or email enquiries@pulmanskoda.co.uk

Source: ŠKODA UK

Source: Auto Express