Face Coverings Mandatory In Pulman Showrooms From 24th July 2020

Face covering mandatory in Pulman showrooms

Following the Government guidance, face coverings will be mandatory across all Pulman showrooms from Friday 24th July 2020…

On 10th July 2020 the Government announced it would be mandatory to wear face coverings while visiting shops and supermarkets in the UK from 24th July 2020. A further update on 17th July 2020 confirmed the same rules would apply in car showrooms as dealerships fell under the ‘shops and branches’ category.

We ask all of our sales, service and parts customers to ensure they wear a face covering when visiting any of our showrooms in Durham, Sunderland and Cramlington.

Face covering mandatory in Pulman showrooms


The Government website lists that you do not need to wear a face covering if you have a legitimate reason not to. This includes:

  • young children under the age of 11
  • not being able to put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability
  • if putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause you severe distress
  • if you are travelling with or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading to communicate
  • to avoid harm or injury, or the risk of harm or injury, to yourself or others
  • to avoid injury, or to escape a risk of harm, and you do not have a face covering with you
  • to eat or drink, but only if you need to
  • to take medication
  • if a police officer or other official requests you remove your face covering


There are also scenarios when you are permitted to remove a face covering when asked:

  • If asked to do so by shop staff for the purpose of age identification
  • If speaking with people who rely on lip reading, facial expressions and clear sound. Some may ask you, either verbally or in writing, to remove a covering to help with communication


Please remember that wearing a face mask whilst car shopping, does not mean we should forget about all of the safety measures which have been put in place to reduce the spread of the virus.

At Pulman there are hand sanitisers at the entrance of all showrooms; please use these as you enter and leave. The 2 metre social distancing rule still applies at our dealerships; please follow the arrows marked throughout the showrooms.

Please be aware that our staff will not be required to wear a mask.

Read more about the safety measures in place at Pulman Volkswagen, SKODA, SEAT & CUPRA

We would like to thank all of our customers for your continued support to keep everyone safe.

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VWFS Rent-A-Car Durham has arrived: The First Volkswagen Rent-a-Car in the North East of England, available from Pulman Volkswagen

VWFS Rent-a-Car at Pulman Volkswagen

Pulman are proud to welcome VWFS Rent-a-Car Durham! In association with Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS), Pulman can now offer customers the ability to rent Volkswagen cars. Whether it is for a day, week, weekend or for a longer flexible rental period.

Pulman Group are the first and only Volkswagen Rent-a-Car provider in the North East of England with the office based at their Volkswagen Durham site. This is a very exciting time for the family-owned Volkswagen retailer especially during these unprecedented times to continue to grow.

The scheme offers both short-term and long-term car rental options which are open to retail and business customers. Options include daily, weekend and short-term rentals up to 28 days. If a longer period is required for 28 days or more, flexible rental options are available.

Whether a person is looking to have a weekend away, travel to Europe, drive a luxury Volkswagen for a day or fulfil a business need for as little as month up to longer term, there is a solution for everyone.  

Mark Forton, VWFS Mobility Director comments, “We are delighted Pulman Volkswagen has joined the VWFS Rent-a-Car team, we look forward to working with them and growing their rental service in the North East.”

VWFS Rent-a-Car at Pulman have a fleet of cars ranging from hatchbacks to SUVs including the Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line, T-Cross SE, Golf Match Edition and Passat SEL. Over the next six months the availability of different models and trims will significantly increase. Find out more.

The brand new service available at Pulman has also brought opportunities for new members to join the Pulman Family and for brand new roles to be created.

Shahkiel Akbur, Rental Manager, joined the Pulman team in July 2020 and has brought with him a wealth of knowledge from working in the rental and credit hire industry for 5 years.

Shahkiel Akbur - Rental Manager at Pulman Volkswagen

As well as his experience in offering a fantastic hire service, Shahkiel is very passionate with the Volkswagen brand, having owned many models over the past years including his favourite car which was the Volkswagen Golf MK5 R32.

Shahkiel adds, “I’m thoroughly enjoying working for Pulman which is family-run with a great family ethos from all of the team members I’ve met so far. I’m excited to grow the Rent-a-Car brand at Pulman and in time, welcome this service to all of the sites and brands we represent.”

“I’m really looking forward to helping customers with their rental requirements whether that be for a short weekend break, or over a longer term to help with local business needs.”

The Pulman VWFS Rent-a-Car scheme is now open from Pulman Volkswagen Durham. To find out more about the rental schemes available and how they can help you, email rental@pulmangroup.co.uk or visit PulmanRentACar.co.uk.

Pulman, delivering a fantastic, contactless and safe customer experience.

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All-New SKODA Octavia Test Drive Event: 23rd-26th July

new Octavia test drive event at Pulman SKODA

Be one of the first to test drive the fantastic new SKODA Octavia at Pulman SKODA…

Between Thursday 23rd July and Sunday 26th July 2020, you can be one of the first to test drive the all-new SKODA Octavia at Pulman SKODA Durham and Cramlington. Full of fantastic features and innovative technology, the new SKODA Octavia is even more sophisticated and premium than the previous generations.

During the test drive event we have fantastic limited time offers, so you don’t want to miss out.

  • Up to £2,000 deposit contribution with 4.1% APR Representative on PCP Finance.

Book your appointment for the new Octavia Test Drive Event

We have extra measures in place to ensure the safety of both our customers and staff during the event. Take a look at the key measures in place below although further details will be discussed when you book:

  • Social distance guidelines are prominent throughout our showrooms.
  • Hand sanitisers are at the entrance of our showroom, please use when entering and leaving our showroom.
  • Each appointment slot will be one hour ranging between 9am and 5pm (3pm on Saturday and Sunday) depending on availability. Book your appointment.
  • The new Octavia used for the test drives will be cleaned and sanitised between each appointment.
  • Please arrive to your appointment on time. Unfortunately, if you arrive late, you may not be able to complete a test drive as we need to clean and sanitise the test drive car in time for the next appointment.
  • This is an appointment only event, so unfortunately, we won’t be able to facilitate test drives without an appointment during this weekend for the new SKODA Octavia.
  • At Pulman we deliver a fantastic and safe customer experience

Book your appointment for the all-new SKODA Octavia Test Drive Event at Pulman SKODA. If you have any questions, please contact our Durham or Cramlington dealership.

Learn more about the features and trims on the new SKODA Octavia 

Be kept up-to-date with the latest news and offers by following our social channels:
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The All-New SKODA Octavia – Everything You Need To Know

New SKODA Octavia at Pulman SKODA

The fourth generation SKODA Octavia is now available at Pulman SKODA, learn more about the features in our latest blog post…

The family car which just keeps on giving, the all-new SKODA Octavia is now available to order from Pulman SKODA and it’s even better than its predecessors. WhatCar? have rated the new Octavia a full five out of five stars in their review.

Technology & Features

The new SKODA Octavia is equipped with the latest technology and features* to ensure your journeys are smooth, comfortable and safe.

The Virtual Cockpit shows all of the important information and data that you need when driving at a glance just in front of the wheel, replacing where the old-fashioned instrument dials usually are. Key driving data which you’ll be able to see is driving speed, time and even map routes.

virtual cockpit skoda octavia


The infotainment system allows you to change the volume, zoom in on navigation, change screens and radio stations all with a simple touch slider so you needn’t touch the actual screen. Plus, from the infotainment system you can select your personal profile when you’re the driver if you share your car with multiple family members. The system will remember your seat preference, dashboard layout and even preferred air conditioning level. All of this information is synced with your SKODA ID account.

The new SKODA Octavia is equipped with front assist with predictive pedestrian protection. This safety feature not only warns you when you’re too close to the car in front but also alerts you via visual/audio signals if a pedestrian steps in front of your car, with a slight jolt on the brakes too.

Parking your SKODA Octavia has never been easier thanks to the rear view camera which is hidden discreetly under the bonnet handle. In addition to this feature, park assist takes away the stress of parallel and bay parking, by detecting a space and slowly but automatically parking into the spot for you!

boot space - skoda octavia


The new Octavia is not shy on space either. Whether you’re travelling for business or with family there’s plenty of room for passengers and luggage. The Octavia Hatch offers 600 litres which increases to 1,555 litres with the rear seats folded. The Octavia Estate offers 640 litres increasing to an impressive 1,700 litres with the rear seats folded. There’s also a convenient ‘remote folding seats’ button which with a press of the button, folds down the rear seats.

remote folding seats - skoda octavia


There’s a host of thoughtful touches which you’ll find both on the inside and outside of the new SKODA Octavia. The reading light has an adjustable light intensity option, so if you’re a night owl passenger, you’ll easily be able to read your book! There’s also an integrated funnel for the washer fluid top-up area under your bonnet, this means no more spillages. One last handy feature we’ll mention (although there’s many more) is the umbrella storage compartment; in true British weather-style, you leave the house when it’s sunny and arrive at your destination in the pouring rain. The umbrella compartment is located in the driver’s door and has been designed to drain away any water when you place the umbrella back in!


There are currently three trims available for the new Octavia; SE First Edition, SE L First Edition and SE Technology. Take a look at the some of the specification of each below.

new skoda octavia hatch and estate


SE First Edition

  • 16″ Velorum Alloy Wheels
  • Virtual Cockpit With 10.25″ Display
  • Wireless Smartlink For Apple Carplay*
  • Virtual Cockpit With 10.25″ Display
  • Rear Parking Sensors With Manoeuvre Assist
  • Cruise Control With Speed Limiter

SE L First Edition (in addition to the SE First Edition)

  • 17″ Rotare Aero Alloy Wheels
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Columbus Satellite Navigation With 10″ Touchscreen Display
  • Front Heated Seats
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors With Manoeuvre Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control With Follow To Stop

SE Technology

  • 16″ Twister Aero Alloy Wheels
  • LED Headlights With LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Columbus Satellite Navigation With 10″ Touchscreen Display
  • Wireless Smartlink For Apple Carplay
  • Front & Lane Assist
  • Keyless Start/Stop

View more features

new skoda octavia hatch

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It…

What Car?

“Like its predecessors, this is an exceptionally spacious car that soothes you on journeys with a comfortable ride and classy interior. It’s a great all-rounder that really doesn’t have any serious weaknesses.” 


Awarded the full 5 out of 5 stars in the Euro NCAP safety tests.

Auto Express

The new SKODA Octavia Estate has been rated with 4.5 out of 5 stars from Auto Express.

new skoda octavia

Contact Pulman SKODA

If you’d like to find out more or book a test drive in the new SKODA Octavia, contact Pulman SKODA in Durham and Cramlington today.

Between Thursday 23rd July and Sunday 26th July 2020 the new SKODA Octavia Test Drive Event is on at Pulman SKODA. The test drive event is by APPOINTMENT ONLY. To reserve your slot, visit our event page.

Be kept up-to-date with the latest news and offers by following our social channels:
*some of the features mentioned in this blog post are optional extras. Please check with our SKODA Specialists for the full list of standard equipment on each trim.

Pulman SKODA in Cramlington, a lockdown refurbishment, internal promotions and a recruitment push.

Pulman SKODA is the new name for SKODA in Cramlington. Acquiring Silbury SKODA at the beginning of February this year, it has been an interesting start for the North East family owned retailer, but they have certainly been proactive and positive for the business and their local area.

The business is delighted to confirm that Mark Stafford, has been promoted to the position of Sales Manager at Pulman SKODA Cramlington. Mark has been part of the Pulman family for the past 7 years, beginning at Volkswagen Durham as a salesperson. After 4 years he was promoted to Assistant Sales Manager at Volkswagen Sunderland he’s now become the Sales Manager for the newest Pulman venture in Cramlington.

Speaking with Mark, he comments: “It’s an exciting opportunity for myself to work with the fantastic team at Cramlington. This is the first showroom for Pulman north of the Tyne and we definitely want people to see us as the go to point for everything SKODA and quality used cars.”

Marks promotion isn’t the only good news story from Pulman SKODA Cramlington, during lockdown they have been actively investing in the showroom, giving it a makeover! When it is completed later this month, customers can expect a 10 new car showroom, with a new layout and new hospitality area with complementary refreshments. A huge 100 used car display with access to Pulman Group used vehicles. Finally, behind the scenes the staff are also getting a brand-new canteen.

Mark continues: “In February when we acquired Silbury SKODA we also gained a fantastic team of people, so investing in them as well as the showroom for our customers is just as important.”

Pulman SKODA Cramlington currently have a team of 26 people and the good news again does not stop here! They are recruiting! Pulman are bucking the trend at the moment in the motor industry and are looking for salespeople and technicians to expand their existing Cramlington team. Visit their website for more information if you want to apply.

There you have it, the proactive positive Pulman SKODA in Cramlington has arrived! Internal promotions, recruitment and refurbishment! Certainly, exciting times ahead for Pulman SKODA, delivering a fantastic, safe and contactless customer experience to Cramlington and beyond.

For the new SKODA car offers visit – the Pulman SKODA Website

To view approved used SKODA cars visit – the Pulman Used Cars Website



The Volkswagen Big Event is on now – Ends 12th July.

If there was ever a perfect time to buy a Volkswagen, this is it. We have some fantastic offers on both new and approved used cars.

New Car Volkswagen Offers

  • Enjoy three months on us^:
    We’ll pay your first three months with Volkswagen PCP finance at up to 3.8% APR Representative.
  • An extra £500 – £1,000 Volkswagen deposit contribution1:
    All on top of the already fantastic existing deposit contributions.
  • With up to 3.8% APR Representative.*


The Big Event extra deposit contributions:

With Volkswagen PCP Solutions finance of up to 3.8% APR Representative you can get the following fantastic deposit contributions on new Volkswagen cars:

  • Up – £500 towards your deposit contribution + an extra £500 during the Big Event.
  • e-Up – £500 towards your deposit contribution during the Big Event.
  • Polo – £1,250 towards your deposit contribution + an extra £500 during the Big Event.
  • New Golf 8 – £1,250 towards your deposit contribution + an extra £500 during the Big Event.
  • T-Cross – £750 towards your deposit contribution + an extra £750 during the Big Event.
  • T-Roc – £1,250 towards your deposit contribution + an extra £750 during the Big Event.
  • T-Roc Cab – £1,600 towards your deposit contribution + an extra £750 during the Big Event.
  • Tiguan – £2,750 towards your deposit contribution + an extra £1,000 during the Big Event.
  • Tiguan Allspace – £3,750 towards your deposit contribution + an extra £1,000 during the Big Event.
  • Touareg – £1,500 towards your deposit contribution + an extra £1,000 during the Big Event.
  • Passat – £4,000 towards your deposit contribution + an extra £500 during the Big Event.
  • Arteon – £4,000 towards your deposit contribution + an extra £500 during the Big Event.
  • Touran – £3,600 towards your deposit contribution + an extra £500 during the Big Event.
  • Sharan – £4,200 towards your deposit contribution + an extra £500 during the Big Event.

For more information on the offers across the range contact us.


Approved Used Volkswagen Offers

If you have your eye on an approved used Volkswagen instead then we have a fantastic range of offers on these as well. With a fantastic Pulman 7.9% APR Representative finance and savings across the range. During the Volkswagen Big Event you will also get:

  • 2 years’ Warranty2
  • 2 years’ Roadside Assistance
  • Up to 2 years’ MOT Cover2
  • 2 services included**
  • Available on Solutions Personal Contract plan up to 7.9% APR Representative*


View ALL Approved Used Volkswagen cars.

View Approved Used GOLFS

View Approved Used POLOS

View Approved Used TIGUANS

View Approved Used PASSATS

View Approved Used UPS

View Approved Used T-ROCS

Offers available during The Big Event – ends 12th July.



Terms and Conditions Apply:

Pulman Volkswagen is a broker and not a lender and can introduce you to a limited number of lenders, who may pay us for introducing you to them. *At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle: subject to excess mileage and fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle. New car offer is available across the range excluding 0% APR offers and excluding e-Golf. Used car offer is available on used car sales between 90 days and up to 60 months only. Minimum balance to finance £5,000. Maximum mileage at end of contract is 120,000 miles. With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. 18s+. Subject to status & availability. T&Cs apply. Ordered by 12/07/20, new cars delivered by 04/09/20 and used cars delivered by 01/08/20. ^36 to 49 month agreements only. Agreements with a term less than 46 months may receive a contribution less

than the equivalent of 3 monthly payments however you will not be required to make a monthly payment for the first 3 months. Indemnities may be required. 1Volkswagen deposit contribution range: up! receives £1,000 deposit contribution,

T-Cross receives £1,500 deposit contribution, Polo, Golf 8 receives £1,750 deposit contribution, T-Roc receives £2,000 deposit contribution, T-Roc Cabriolet receives £2,350 deposit contribution, Tiguan receives 3,750 deposit contribution, Touran receives £4,100 deposit contribution, Tiguan Allspace receives £4,750 deposit contribution, Passat Saloon & Estate receives £4,500 deposit contribution, Sharan receives £4,700 deposit contribution and Touareg receives £9,000 deposit contribution (can consist of a contribution towards the cash price and/or a contribution towards the deposit when purchased on Solutions PCP). 2Valid for vehicles not exceeding 100,000 miles at the point of activation. MOT Cover is underwritten by UK General Insurance Ltd on behalf of Great Lakes Insurance SE and administered by Lawshield UK Limited. **Covers next two consecutive services limited to 1x minor and 1x major service. Touareg service plan available for £149 when purchased with Solutions PCP. Excludes electric vehicles. Not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 06/20. Freepost Volkswagen Financial Services.

The New SEAT Leon – everything you need to know

The new SEAT Leon is now open for orders and available to test drive at Pulman SEAT. The all-new SEAT Leon brings with it a strong design evolution with a more determined face and smoother lines.


The all-new Leon lights the way in the segment with a range of innovative lighting technologies, including wraparound interior ambient light, rear coast-to-coast light, dynamic blinkers, full LED highlights and welcome lights.

The full LED technology used in the headlights improves vision, making even the darkest road visible to the driver. Incorporating the SEAT’s signature LED lighting design. The side mirrors include integrated LED indicators, and on vehicles with the full LED option including welcome lights you will see “Hola! Projected onto the ground as you activate the vehicle.

Inside the new Leon enhances the cabin experience with a full LED wraparound ambient lighting system. The lighting sweeps around the front of the cabin, from the front doors and across the top of the dashboard.


The all-new SEAT Leon is even more connected to the world giving the consumer greater opportunity to take their digital lives with them into the car. At the heart of the Leon’s system is its SEAT Digital Cockpit, which offers a 10” infotainment system with voice and gesture control.  

The Full Link Technology – Android Auto and wireless access to Apple’s CarPlay, allows users to connect their mobile devices to the vehicle’s infotainment system. The online connectivity unit also has an embedded SIM meaning that the all-new Leon will never lose its connection to the digital world. Offering additional digital products and services such as eCall service, which directly contacts the emergency services should an incident occur, sending invaluable data to the emergency services such as car location, engine type and number of passengers.

Downloading the SEAT Connect app, allows users to remotely access their vehicles data: driving data, parking position, vehicles status, including doors and lights. Set up speed and anti-theft alters.


There is a fantastic suite of engines available; petrol (TSI), diesel (TDI), mild-hybrid (eTSI) and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEV) which are coming soon.

The new Leon’s petrol engines offer direct-injection, turbocharged units and power outputs between 90PS and 190PS. The 1.0 litre TSI three-cylinder units produced 90PS and 110PS, the larger 1.5 litre TSI offers 130PS and 150PS. The 2.0 litre TSI linked to the dual-clutch transmission produces 190PS.

The diesel engines have two diesel options both with 2.0 litre TDI units. 115PS is available with a manual transmission only, while the 150PS is offered with the DSG as well. The Sportstourer is also available with 150PS unit for a DSG gearbox and 4Drive system. The TDI units introduce a new twin dosing SCR system that includes dual AdBlue injection to reduce significantly NOx emissions compared to previous Leon diesel engines.

The mild hybrid (mHEV) eTSI allows the car to provide even greater efficiency levels. This system is available with the 1.0 TSI 110PS and the 1.5 litre 150PS both in combination with the DSG transmission and a 48v mild-hybrid technology.

Plug-in hybrid expands SEATs electric car option. Joining a 1.4 litre TSI petrol engine electric motor, offering six-speed DSG transmission and producing 204PS of power. It will also allow drivers to use electric only mode which gives a range of up to 60km (WLTP) using just the energy stored in the vehicles battery.

Safety is also at the heart of all-new SEAT Leon. Integrating some of the most advanced driver assistance systems available, including predictive adaptive cruise control, emergency assist and travel assist, to make it the safest car the brand has ever made!


The all-new Leon offers four trims from launch the SE, SE Dynamic, FR and the FR First Edition.

SE key features include 8.25” media system with Full Link technology. Cruise control and LED headlights. From £19,855.

  • 16” Urban alloy wheels
  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Full Link smartphone integration
  • Media system: 8.25” screen, DAB and seven speakers.
  • SEAT Connect: 10-year subscription
  • Comfort seats
  • Leather flat bottomed steering wheel and leather gearstick
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Cruise control
  • KESSY Go (Keyless start)
  • Tiredness recognition system
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Front assist


SE Dynamic (in addition to SE trim) key features include 17” alloy wheels, Full Link technology via a 10” smart touch display. With an on-board navigation system, cruise control and Park Assist. From £20,995.

  • 17” Dynamic alloy wheels
  • Dark tinted rear windows
  • Digital cockpit
  • Media system plus with navigation 10” smart touch display
  • SEAT Connect plus Online Infotainment – 12 months subscription included
  • Park assist including front and rear parking sensors


FR (in addition to SE Dynamic trim) key features include 17” alloy wheels and full LED headlights with dynamic turning signals. Three-zone climate control and ambient lighting. From £23,185.

  • 17” Dynamic alloy wheels
  • Door mirrors (electrically adjustable, folding and heated)
  • LED headlights with dynamic turn signals and high beam assist
  • Welcome light silhouette from exterior mirrors
  • Auto high beam assist
  • LED taillights with dynamic turn signals
  • Rain sensors wipers
  • Separate daytime running light with automatic headline control and coming home feature
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Three zone climate control
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • Front seats manual lumbar adjustment
  • Illuminated front door sill


FR First Edition (in addition to FR trim) key features include 18” alloy wheels, interior wrap around lighting and coast to coast lighting. From £30,040.

  • 18” Performance alloy wheels
  • Space saver spare wheel and jack
  • Wraparound lighting
  • Black interior roof
  • Dynamic and Comfort pack – front and rear shock absorption, dynamic steering, front disc brakes, adaptive chassis control
  • Rear view camera
  • Safety and driving pack: high beam control, side and exit assist, predicative and adaptive cruise control.
  • Hybrid propulsion system [eTSI]
  • KESSY Advanced



AutoCar – ‘2020 SEAT Leon launched with major tech gains and hybrid power. Leon offers more rear space, new infotainment and electrified petrol engines.’

Auto Express – ‘SEAT’s engineers have also worked hard to make the Leon’s ambient lighting more than just a personalisation gimmick.’

What Car? – ‘The SEAT Leon has steadily risen to be considered among the top tier of the family hatchback class.’

The Times – ‘unsurprisingly it shares a lot of the new technology and powertrains with its best-selling sister car, the VW Golf. But while the new Golf features subtle exterior design changes, the new Leon has a much bolder look when compared to the previous model.’


The fantastic new SEAT Leon is available to order and test drive from Pulman SEAT today. With £1,000 towards your deposit and 2 years services included with VWFS PCP finance at 4% APR Representative. If you are an existing SEAT owner, you can also benefit from an extra £500 loyalty discount with PCP finance. SEAT Finance are also offering a 3 months payment holiday. Ask for more details. *

To view all the latest new Leon offers CLICK HERE.


Terms and Conditions Apply:

*At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the vehicle, ii) return the vehicle: subject to excess mileage and fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle.*Acceptance fee is not required. **Payable at the end of the agreement. New models only. With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. 18+. Subject to availability and status. T&Cs apply. Pulman SEAT is a broker not a lender and can introduce you to a limited number of lenders, who may pay us for introducing you to them. Retails sales only. Excludes Motability. Offer available when ordered and delivered by Tuesday June 30th, 2020. Indemnities may be require. Offer not in conjunction with any other off and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Savings based on RRP. 2 years free of charge servicing available when purchased on SEAT Finance. Example on the Pulman SEAT website include £500 SEAT Loyalty Discount for existing SEAT customers.

The all-new Volkswagen Golf 8 – everything you need to know!

The all new Golf 8 is the most progressive Golf of all time. While the exterior design is an evolution over its predecessor, the interior is where the revolution really begins. It’s available to order now.


It features Volkswagen’s most advanced connectivity and driver assistance systems, and an all-new digital dashboard, representing the biggest technical leap forward in the history of the model.

There is an extensive range of new technologies that come as standard, including the Car2X safety technology (a first for Volkswagen, 10-inch Digital Cockpit and infotainment display.

Car2X technology in the first generation warns the driver of problems, such as end of a traffic jam, location of an accident and roadside breakdowns. For example, if a driver slams on the brakes because of a roadside problem, the drivers behind must react with very little warning.

The Car2X communications with other vehicle of sudden braking manoeuvres by other traffic participants, enabling more time for the other drives to react. Drivers are also alerted if an emergency vehicle is approaching and from which direction even before it’s possible to hear the sirens. Giving the driver as much time as possible to safely react.

The Golf 8 also offer the following as optional equipment: Head-up display projection onto the windscreen; Matrix IQ Lights and a new premium speaker provider – Harman & Kardon.

View key information without taking your eyes off the road ahead, thanks to the new Head-up Display. Data such as vehicle speed, driver assistance system and navigation instructions are projected straight onto the windscreen.

Matrix IQ LED light technology features interactive light control that makes night-time driving safer. Information from the front camera, navigation’s digital map data, GPS information, steering wheel angle and driving speed activates specific LEDs for optional lighting.

Other safety and intelligent driving technology include:

Predictive Pedestrian Protection: which features a camera and radar sensor-controlled warning system. This alerts you if it detects a pedestrian at the edge of a road. This is standard on all models.

Adaptive Cruise Control: helps you maintain a predetermined set speed and distance from the vehicle in front of you. Standard on certain models.

Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC): provides a choice of different driving modes, Normal, Comfort or Sport. This is optional on all models.

Air Care Climatronic: This newly designed air conditioning system has a Smart Climate menu that can be used to activate specific individual functions such as ‘Warm feet’ or ‘Clear view’ = not only at the press of a button, but also using voice control. 


Volkswagen have renamed two for the most popular trims for the Golf 8.

The new Life trim replaces the SE/Match and the Style trim replaces the GT/GT Edition. As well as these two new trims, the R-Line is also available. The Golf GTE and performance Golfs will be announced at a later date.

Standard specification across all models:

  • LED headlights
  • 10-inch Digital Cockpit Pro
  • 10-inch infotainment unit
  • App Connect
  • Car2X safety technology
  • e-Call
  • Keyless Go
  • One-zone climate control


Golf 8 Life adds:

  • 16-inch ‘Norfolk’ alloy wheels
  • Satellite navigation, including three years of We Connect Plus
  • Light and sight pack
  • Leather steering wheel and gear gator
  • Alarm
  • Wireless App Connect, including inductive charging
  • Parking sensors (front and rear)
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • 10 colour ambient lighting

Golf Life available from £23,300.


Golf 8 Style adds to the Life trim:

  • 17-inch ‘Belmont’ alloy wheels
  • Three-zone climate control
  • 30 colour ambient lighting
  • Enhanced LED headlights including high beam assist
  • Art Velour with front sports comfort seats
  • Carpet mats (front and rear)

Golf Style available from £25,495.



Golf 8 R-Line adds to the Life trim:

  • 17-inch ‘Valencia’ grey metallic alloy wheels
  • R-Line exterior styling
  • Rear tinted windows
  • Heated leather steering wheel and gear gator
  • Brushed steel pedals
  • Carpets (front and rear)
  • R-Line sports seats with integrated head restraint
  • Progressive steering
  • 30 colour ambient lighting
  • Driver profile selection
  • Sports suspension

Golf R-Line available from £26,165.



Trims are available with a choice of petrol and diesel engines including the new eTSI.

New eTSI engine: the new ‘mild hybrid eTSI’ engine is available in the new Golf 8. These are petrol engines that are coupled to a 48 V system plus 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG). Efficient TSI engines mean perfect performance while significantly cutting fuel consumption. All eTSI models feature a powerful brake energy recuperation function. The 48 V system also makes it possible to coast while the combustion engine has been completely switched off to save even more fuel.


There are fantastic offers across the new Golf 8 range.

  1. Three months on us

Enjoy three months on us, with 3.6% APR Representative Volkswagen PCP Finance.*

  1. £1,250 deposit contribution

There is a fantastic £1,250 towards your deposit when purchased on Volkswagen PCP Finance at 3.6% APR Representative.**

  1. Upgraded Discover Navigation Pro system

Order a new Golf 8 by the end of June and you could qualify for the an additional infotainment system worth an extra £1,600!

The Discover Navigation Pro system includes additional equipment such as:

  • Natural voice control
  • Media and streaming services direct to the car
  • Gesture control
  • Dual map display on the infotainment and Digital Cockpit Pro


Visit the Pulman Volkswagen website to learn more.



Euro NCAP – the golf has achieved the highest score in the Euro NCAP crash test.

AutoCar – 4.5 stars out of 5 given by Autocar. Read the review.

AutoExpress – 4 stars out of 5 given by AutoExpress. Read the review.


Terms and conditions apply:

*At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle: subject to excess mileage and fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle. **£1,250 deposit contribution can consist of a contribution towards the cash price and/or a contribution towards the deposit when purchased on Solutions PCP. Payable at the end of your agreement. With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. 18s+. Subject to availability and status. T&Cs apply. Offer available when ordered by 30/06/20 and delivered by 30/09/20. 36 to 49 month agreements only. Agreements with a term less than 46 months may receive a contribution less than the equivalent of 3 monthly payments however you will not be required to be make a monthly payment for the first 3 months. Excludes 0% APR offer.

Pulman showrooms have re-opened for sales, service and parts. Find out which showrooms and what to expect when visiting.

Having provided service appointments from 18th May Pulman Volkswagen Durham and Pulman SEAT Sunderland showrooms are now also open for new, used and fleet sales! Due to the success of our social distancing measures we have also opened the doors at our Pulman SKODA showrooms in Durham and Cramlington where sales, service and parts are now open too. They are all social distance ready. All safe and secure for both customers and the Pulman team.

Our phone lines have reopened alongside our contact centre however we are experiencing extremely high call volumes, please bear with us we will get back to everyone.

We thank everyone who has supported us during this time and hope to see you all in our showrooms soon where we’ll deliver a fantastic and contactless experience.

All Pulman car showrooms are open with the exception of Pulman Volkswagen Sunderland, we’re working hard to get it ready so please keep a look out on our Volkswagen website and social media channels for when this changes.

The Pulman showrooms are open for:
– Sales enquiries
– Service appointments
– Part enquiries
– Fleet enquiries

The Motability scheme remains closed to new applications, existing orders are being reviewed and prioritised for handovers if your waiting for a new vehicle a member of our team will contact you. As soon as the scheme re-opens we will update our websites and social media channels.

Pulman Volkswagen Durham

Service opening hours:
Monday to Friday – 7.30am – 6.00pm*
Saturday: 8.00am – 4.00pm*
Sunday – Closed

*By appointment only
To book a service appointment click here

Sales opening hours:
Monday to Friday – 8.30am – 7.00pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Sunday: 10.30am – 4.30pm

Pulman Volkswagen Sunderland

Service opening hours:
Monday to Friday – 8.00am – 6.00pm*
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

*By appointment only
To book a service appointment click here

Sales opening hours:
Monday to Friday – 7.30am – 6.00pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Sunday: 10.30am – 4.30pm

Pulman SEAT

Service opening hours:
Monday to Friday – 8.15am – 5.30pm*
Saturday: 8.30am – 12.30pm*
Sunday: Closed

*By appointment only
To book a service appointment click here

Sales opening hours:
Monday to Friday – 8.30am – 7.00pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Sunday: 10.30am – 4.30pm

Pulman SKODA Durham

Service opening hours:
Monday to Friday – 8.00am – 5.30pm*
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

*By appointment only
To book a service appointment click here

Sales opening hours:
Monday to Friday – 8.30am – 7.00pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Sunday: 10.30am – 4.30pm

Pulman SKODA Cramlington

Service opening hours:
Monday to Friday – 8.00am – 6.00pm*
Saturday: 8.30am – 12.30pm
Sunday: Closed

*By appointment only
To book a service appointment click here

Sales opening hours:
Monday to Friday – 8.30am – 7.00pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Sunday: 10.30am – 4.30pm

All Pulman showrooms are social distance ready, safe and secure. Take a look at some of the signage inside each showroom: Durham Volkswagen, SEAT, SKODA Durham, SKODA Cramlington.

Customers will find hand sanitiser on arrival and floor stickers to help guide you through the showrooms. We will also ask everyone to stay 2 metres apart as per the Government advice.

It may feel a little different to the normal handshake welcome you are used to from Pulman, but be rest assured you will still get a warm and friendly welcome, delivering a fantastic customer experience throughout.

Unfortunately, for the moment both the Pulman Café Dafte’s, which are based at the Volkswagen and SKODA Durham showrooms remain closed for food and refreshments.

For those customers who are looking for a new car, our showrooms are open for browsing, appointments, unaccompanied test drives and car handovers.

However, we also understand that some customers may feel more comfortable with searching and communicating remotely.

At Pulman we have many digital channels available to help you.

Pulman Websites

If you are looking for a new car, all the new car offers are available on the Pulman brand websites.

Pulman VolkswagenPulman SEATPulman SKODAPulman CUPRA

We have some fantastic new car offers supported by the brand, including ‘three months on us’ for a new Volkswagen and SKODA and a three months payment holiday for a new SEAT. Pulman have also enhanced new car offers with fantastic savings across the available stock cars. Visit the websites for more information.

If you are looking for a used car, you can view all of the Pulman Group Approved used cars in one place:

Pulman Used Cars

From the 1st of June we are pleased to offer live video appointments.

Benefits of live video appointments:

  • A salesperson will showcase the car live over video
  • All you need is a smartphone or a device that connects to the internet
  • Ask and have your questions answered live
  • You choose whether you want to be on the video or for just audio
  • Come and see the car without stepping foot into the showroom


If you would like a chance to view the car in real-time without visiting the showroom this is the perfect solution. You don’t have to be on the video, it can be two way or just audio for you to ask questions.

To book a live video appointment make a normal enquiry on a car and request this with the salesperson.

The Pulman showrooms are open and available for unaccompanied test drive appointments. To ensure social distance and safety measures are met, all cars are fully prepared for test drives beforehand.

Cars are fully sanitised:
– Dashboard surface
– Touchscreen / Infotainment interface
– Seats including headrests
– Steering wheel
– Gear lever
– All driver controls: lights, wipers and handbrakes
– Roof mounted grab handles
– Exterior door handles
– Tailgate grab handles
– Keys

Test Drives:
Pulman are offering unaccompanied test drives. With a choice of pre-defined routes to choose from and time limit between 10 and 15 minutes.

We do ask that test drives to be booked in advance to ensure we can prepare the cars fully prior to the appointment.

Customers must bring ID in order to test drive. We require a Passport and a Driving Licence photo ID.

Whilst you are on your test drive, we can also value your current car for a part exchange, just leave us the keys and of course we will follow the safety standards.


You have chosen your perfect car and are looking to buy. Fantastic. Customers are welcome to visit the showroom to finalise the sale. Pulman have followed the 2-metre rule between salespeople and customers. You can also bring your own pen to sign those documents.

If you feel more comfortable to complete the sale remotely, we also have a few digital options to help you do this:

Remote buying a car

Customers who visit pulmanusedcars.co.uk can:

– Reserve a car online: £250 deposit will reserve a car online straightaway.

– Build a deal: select ‘build a deal’ on a used car to personalise your finance quote. Customers can then apply for Volkswagen Group PCP finance.

– Remote car valuations: through ‘build a deal’ customers can also enter their current car details and request a car valuation before committing to the purchase of a car.

Want to learn more about ‘Build a deal’ click here.

If you would like to complete the purchase of the car and prefer not to come into the showroom to sign the documents, Pulman also have a digital process and can accept e-signatures, allowing you to only visit the Pulman showroom once to pick up your new car.

 Car handover

There is a new car handover process to ensure social distancing is adhered to. We ask that no more than two people from the same household collects the car and only one salesperson will hand over the car.

The car will be in a quarantined handover bay, these are in operation inside and outside (weather permitting). Once again, the car will be fully sanitised for you to drive away.

Live video appointments are available before and after car handover to go through the controls and any questions customers may have.

Not the usual handover experience but a fantastic and contactless experience once again from Pulman.

Contact Us:

Click on the links below:

0% APR available on Selected Approved Used SKODAs with Hire Purchase

We hope everyone is safe and well! We are pleased to announce that Pulman SKODA sales are open for Click and Collect.

What is Click and Collect? This allows you, to enquire remotely. Our sales team will be able to take you through the whole sales process digitally by phone or video calls. The handover experience is slightly different to normal. To follow the safety guidelines, we ask only one person attends the appointment to pick up the new car. There will be a salesperson handing over the car whilst following the 2 metres social distancing guidelines. The car will be fully valeted and sanitised before being placed in our Click and Collect zone outside the showroom.

O% APR available on selected Approved Used SKODAs with Hire Purchase1

Purchase an approved used SKODA car on Hire Purchase by 30th June 2020 and delivered by 1st October 2020 to qualify for the 0% offer. Only approved used SKODA cars up to 24 months old qualify.

Also benefit from:
> 12 months Approved Used warranty2
> 12 months roadside assistance
> Free MOT test3
> 5 days’ complimentary SKODA Drive Away Insurance4
> Multi-point inspection check
> 30 day / 1000-mile exchange

View our used cars

What is hire purchase?

Hire Purchase is a simple and straightforward way to finance your SKODA. Once you have chosen your SKODA and decided on your deposit, you just need to make one decision that will affect your monthly payments:

Your repayment period

Choose any repayment period between 12 and 60 months. Your payments are spread equally between your chosen repayment period. Your last payment will be the same as every other monthly payment. (This is the main difference between PCP and HP finance).

The benefits of Hire Purchase:
> Great option if you are planning to keep the car beyond the total period of your repayments.
> Unlimited mileage as there are no mileage restrictions.
> Deposit can be as little as one monthly payments.
> Choose the monthly term that best suits your budget.

Watch our Hire Purchase video

Contact a member of the SKODA sales team for a bespoke HP finance quotation.

Contact us

Our phone lines are still currently closed. To contact us please fill in an form via our website on the car you are interested in.

For general enquiries click here

Alternatively email: enquiries@pulmanskoda.co.uk or Direct Message us on our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Thank you for your patience.


Terms and Conditions:

1 Ownership transfers once the customer pays all charges and payments including the Option to Purchase Fee.

With Hire Purchase. Min 20% deposit and maximum 48 month term. 18s +. Subject to availability and status. T&Cs apply. Available on Approved Used SKODAs up to 24 months old when purchased before 01 July and delivered by 01 October 2020. Indemnities may be required. Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 05/2020. Freepost ŠKODA Financial Services

2 12 months’ Warranty valid for vehicles up to 10 years old and up to 100,000 miles at point of activation. MOT Cover is up to 12 months and underwritten by UK General Insurance Ltd on behalf of Great Lakes Insurance SE and administered by Lawshield UK Limited.

3 Please note only the cost of the test is covered by the free MOT test offer. Any parts and labour costs required to bring the car up to standard will be an additional cost to be borne by the customer.

⁴ Subject to eligibility. Five-day Drive Away Insurance cannot be used in conjunction with any other Insurance offer. ŠKODA Car Insurance is underwritten by U K Insurance Limited.