VWFS Rent-a-Car ŠKODA is Now Available in Cramlington

Rent-a-Car SKODA Cramlington now at Pulman SKODA

Following on from two successful Rent-a-Car sites in Durham, we are proud to announce the launch of our third VWFS Rent-a-Car site in Cramlington.

VWFS Rent-a-Car has already been a roaring success at both our Pulman Volkswagen and Pulman ŠKODA sites based in Durham. Rent-a-Car offers ŠKODA and Volkswagen cars for either short or long term rental, with no hidden costs. Due to this success, Pulman Group are proud to announce their third VWFS Rent-a-Car scheme site now based at Pulman ŠKODA Cramlington in Northumberland.

The introduction of the new VWFS Rent-a-Car Cramlington site has already created new job roles within the team. Claire Thompson, Rental Assistant, originally joined Pulman ŠKODA in January 2020 when Pulman Group acquired the former Silbury SKODA site in Cramlington. Claire’s initial role was part-time, working on a weekend as Showroom Host before COVID-19 hit. Upon returning to work in 2021, we seen the potential in Claire to progress her into a full-time role and offered her the fantastic opportunity to join the Rent-a-Car team.

Claire stated, “working for the Rent-a-Car team differs so much from previous role but I’m overly grateful that Pulman seen the potential in me to offer me this role. It’s a big change to adapt to compared to my previous role but it’s certainly a step in the right direction. Each day is different and I’m enjoying meeting new customers from all walks of life.”

“Even in the first couple of weeks planning for the launch, I’ve already seen an improvement in my customer service, technology and people skills.”

“I’m definitely excited to see the growth of Rent-a-Car at Pulman, we’re always thinking of new ideas to bring to the table to make us really stand out from the competition. VWFS Rent-a-Car at Pulman is only going to keep on growing and I can’t wait to see where we are at this time next year!”, Claire also commented.

Claire Thompson - Rental Assistant Rent-a-Car Cramlington SKODA

(Claire Thompson – Rental Assistant Rent-a-Car Cramlington SKODA)

Even throughout a worldwide pandemic which has greatly affected the UK, we’ve managed to expand our offering of car rentals to the North of Newcastle. A greater benefit to opening our third site in this area, is the close proximity to Newcastle International Airport (just under 10 miles). Rent-a-Car Cramlington ŠKODA are able to offer deliveries to travelling corporate customers in the area (those of who arrive via the airport or local train stations) as well as deliver rentals to local businesses across the North East.

Pulman Group are the first and still the only Volkswagen and ŠKODA Rent-a-Car provider in the North East of England. The rental scheme has created great opportunities for Pulman; since launching in July 2020 the scheme has welcomed a vast number of retail and business customers to visit and rent from us. Rental terms vary between short or long-term periods with options including daily, weekend, weekly and up to 28 days. If a longer rental period is required, flexible rental options are available.

Shahkiel Akbar, Rental Manager at Pulman Groups adds, “I’m beyond excited to welcome a third Rent-a-Car service site to Pulman. We’ve grown massively in less than a year and what a great achievement it’s been to grow during the pandemic.”

“There’s a lot of potential for the future and some exciting plans in the pipeline, keep a look out as we’ve only just started!”, Shahkiel adds.

Shahkiel Akbar and Claire Thompson Rent-a-Car SKODA Cramlington Pulman

(Shahkiel Akbar and Claire Thompson Rent-a-Car Cramlington SKODA at Pulman)

To date, VWFS Rent-a-Car Durham and Rent-a-Car Cramlington have a combined fleet of 50 cars to hire across the ŠKODA and Volkswagen range which includes hatchbacks, estates and SUVs. Rental models which are available from Rent-a-Car Cramlington include the all-new ŠKODA Kamiq, Fabia, Octavia, Superb and the large ŠKODA Kodiaq SUV.

The Pulman Rent-a-Car scheme is now open at Pulman ŠKODA Cramlington. Visit www.rentacarSKODA.co.uk for further details. If you’d like to find out about the rental schemes available and how they can help you, email rental@pulmangroup.co.uk.

Follow VWFS Rent-a-Car at Pulman on Instagram for regular fleet and offer updates.

Pulman, delivering a fantastic and safe customer experience.

Pulman Group: We’re Safely Reopening

Pulman reopening in April 2021 - test drives

At Pulman, we’re very excited to welcome back all of our customers into our showrooms across the North East.

We have a number of COVID-secure practices in place to ensure our customers, staff and the wider community stay safe. We’ll be open for New, Used, Motability and Fleet car sales, Rent-a-Car, Service and Parts! Plus, we’re now able to offer unaccompanied test drives from 12th April 2021.

Take a look at all of the key points in a little more detail below and look out for our COVID-secure showroom videos throughout our blog post…

Volkswagen Durham Pulman showroom

We’re COVID-secure

We’re continuing to follow government guidelines to ensure all of our showrooms are COVID-secure to provide a safe environment for our customers, staff and the community. Here’s how:

  • Face masks/coverings – Unless exempt, all staff and customers will be required to wear a face mask/covering.
  • Track and Trace – when entering our showrooms, please sign in using the NHS track or trace app. Alternatively if you don’t have the app, you can sign in using the book which you’ll find at each reception area. 
  • Hand sanitiser – Upon arrival in our showrooms and throughout, you’ll find hand sanitiser. Please use the hand sanitiser when entering and leaving our showrooms, unless you bring and use your own.
  • Floor markings – throughout all of our showrooms, there are floors markings in place to show the direction to follow. There are safety distance measure markings to ensure you keep a safe distance from staff members and other customers.
  • Social distancing – please try to keep your 2 metre distance from other people where possible when in our showrooms.
  • Sanitised cars – whether you’re browsing our new and used car range on site, collecting your new car or courtesy car or heading out on a test drive, all cars on site have been fully sanitised between each visit. Inside every car will be a car hanger which symbolises the thorough cleanse which has taken place.

Sales

It’s the moment we’ve been eagerly waiting for, from Monday 12th April our showrooms will be open for our customers to browse our new and used car range, sit down with our friendly sales team for a face to face appointment and go out on an unaccompanied test drive!

Although we will be open for walk-ins we do strongly advise that you pre-book your showroom and test drive appointments due to current availability. This also give ours sales team the opportunity to ensure the car(s) you’re interested in are fully prepped and sanitised for your arrival.

Book an appointment:

Test Drives

From Monday 12th April we’ll now be able to offer unaccompanied test drives across the Group. You’re able to choose from a selection of pre-defined routes which typically last between 10 and 15 minutes so you can really get the feel and optimum experience of the car.

Book a test drive:

*In order to book a test drive you must be aged 21+, show ID (passport or driving licence) and have less than 6 points/no ban on your licence.

Service & Parts Departments

Our Service and Parts departments will remain open as usual.

Service:

If you’re wishing to book your car in for an MOT or Service, we are still operating by pre-booked appointments only. This means you’ll be unable to book an appointment by visiting our showrooms.

We’re now allowing customers to wait inside our showrooms while MOT and Services are being carried out by booking a ‘waiting appointment’. Unfortunately, if this type of appointment is not stated when placing the booking you’ll be required to wait outside of the showroom as we have limited ‘waiting appointments’.

If you’re needing a courtesy car while your car is in for its service, we strongly advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment; we have limited courtesy cars at each site. Unfortunately, at this time, we are still unable to offer lift and collection deliveries to and from your home/place of work.

We still operate with contactless key drop off areas in our service areas. When dropping your car off for a service you’ll be required to drop your keys into one of the drop off boxes. Our Service Advisors will sanitise your keys before handing to our Technicians to work on your car.

Upon returning to collect your car, your sanitised car keys will be placed in a key drop off box for you to collect. Your paperwork and payment will be taking from a safe distance.

SKODA Cramlington Pulman showroom

Spring Back on the Road with a Spring Check from Pulman; there never has been a better time to book your car in for an air con refresh, fluid top ups, battery check and wash and vac for only £20. Find out more and book today:

Parts:

If you’re enquiring about a part, you can email parts@pulmangroup.co.uk or contact us via 0800 0720 228 with your parts enquiry. You can also book your click and collect date and time via these contact methods too. Alternatively, you can visit our parts department at each of our showrooms, but a face mask is required (unless exempt).

Contact Us

If you have any further questions about our showrooms reopening or would like to view our opening hours, please visit our sites below.

Make sure you follow our social media channels to be kept up-to-date with the latest news and offers from Pulman:

FacebookVolkswagenSEATSKODA
TwitterVolkswagenSEATSKODA
Instagram
LinkedIn  
YouTube 

Buy Online – Click and Collect

We are digitally open

As always we wanted to keep you up to date with what Pulman are doing in light of the latest lockdown.

Priority number one is the health and wellbeing of our customers, employees and the community. We have Covid-Secure processes in place to maintain social distancing and hygiene throughout the business. We are adhering to the advice from the UK Government and we’ll share updates with you when situations change.

CAR SALES. WE ARE DIGITALLY OPEN.
Buy Online – Click and Collect.

Pulman are open for sales click and collect. This means that our showrooms are closed to physical sales appointments, however you can search, enquire, reserve and buy cars online. Collecting your next car from our Covid-safe zone.

Search:
Search from our wide range of new, used and Motability cars online.

Enquire:
Book a live video car walk-round or telephone appointment.

Reserve:
Reserve your next car for only £49 during January.

Buy Online:
Create your own bespoke finance quote by choosing your mileage, deposit and term. Get an instant part exchange valuation. Complete an online finance application or outright purchase.

Collect:
All cars purchased during lockdown can be transacted digitally our teams can guide you through this process over the phone. You can pick up from our dedicated Click and Collect Zones at your nearest Pulman retailer. Your car will of course be fully sanitised before you drive away.

NEW OPENING HOURS.
Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 6.00pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Sunday: Closed

KEY CONTACTS.

Volkswagen Durham: 0191 336 0030
Volkswagen Sunderland: 0191 541 2025
//pulmanvolkswagen.co.uk/contact-us

SEAT: 0191 537 0021
//pulmanseat.co.uk/contact-us

CUPRA: 0191 537 0012
//pulmancupra.co.uk/contact-us

SKODA Durham: 0191 383 7500
SKODA Cramlington: 0191 537 5993
//pulmanskoda.co.uk/contact-us

Email: enquiries@pulmangroup.co.uk

Social Media Direct Messages:

Facebook:

Volkswagen – //www.facebook.com/pulmanvolkswagen

SEAT – //www.facebook.com/PulmanSEATCUPRA

SKODA – //www.facebook.com/PulmanSKODA/

Instagram:

Pulman – //instagram.com/pulmangroup

CUPRA – //www.instagram.com/pulmancupra/

Twitter:

Volkswagen – //twitter.com/pulmanvw

SEAT – //twitter.com/PulmanSEATCUPRA

SKODA – //twitter.com/pulmanskoda

Thank you for your continued support. Please follow the Government’s advice: stay at home and stay safe. Please stay in touch with us on our social channels.

 

COVID-19 Update – 31st December

Pulman Covid-19 Update

In light of the latest Government announcement on 30th December 2020, please see below what Pulman Group are doing from Thursday 31st December 2020 when the North East moves into Tier 4. 

Priority number one is the health and wellbeing of our customers, employees and the community. We are therefore adhering to the advice from the UK Government and are closely monitoring the developments and updates on a regular basis.

From Thursday 31st December 2020 all Pulman branches will be open for your servicing and parts requirements. Our service departments will be open as usual and our parts departments will offer a click and collect service.

Our sales departments will be able to provide a Click and Collect service for both new, used and Motability cars.

Please see below for more information on how Click and Collect works as well as the other services available at Pulman during this time.

Sales Click and Collect

Click and Collect New Car and Motability

Click and collect is available from Pulman for new cars.

How does it work? 

1 – Find your perfect new car
Search though our available new car stock

2 – Book a telephone or live video appointment
Learn more from the comfort of your own home with a live video car showcase appointment or telephone appointment.

3 – Place a holding deposit
You can place a holding deposit by phone or online.

4 – Make a Click and Collect appointment

Prior to arriving all the paperwork, payment and finance options while have been completed. We will handover the keys to your new car in our Click and Collect Zone at one of our showrooms. Social distancing and safety measures are in place.

Click and Collect Used Car

Click and collect is available from Pulman for used cars.

How does it work?

1 – Find your perfect used car
Search though our available used car stock on pulmanusedcars.co.uk

2 – Build your deal online
this allows you to create a finance example tailored to you, obtain a valuation for your current car and even complete an online purchase by applying for finance online.  Build you deal at pulmanusedcars.co.uk

3 – Book a telephone or live video appointment
Learn more from the comfort of your own home with a live video car showcase appointment or telephone appointment.

4 – Place a holding deposit
You can place a holding deposit by phone or online.

5 – Make a Click and Collect appointment

Prior to arriving all the paperwork, payment and finance options while have been completed. We will handover the keys to your car in our Click and Collect Zone at one of our showrooms. Social distancing and safety measures are in place.

 

Workshops are open

All Pulman workshops are open for routine servicing, MOT and warranty work by appointment only.

We are still currently offering service customers the ability to book a courtesy car in advance. Unfortunately, at the moment we are not offering any lifts or collect and deliveries.

We are unable at this time to offer showroom waiting appointments.

All customers entering the premises will be required to wear face coverings at all times. Customers will also be asked to log their visit via the log book or the NHS track and trace app on arrival.

 

Parts are available for Click and Collect

Our Parts departments are open for click and collect. Simply contact us via email on parts@pulmangroup.co.uk or contact us via 0800 0720 228 with your parts query.

A member of our parts department will respond and assist further.

We are able serve counter sales at our Parts reception. Customers will be required to wear a mask and log with track and trace on arrival. 

 

Fleet Enquiries

Contract hire for personal and business requirements are available as normal. Please make enquiries online or via telephone. We are unable to take general walk-ins at this time.

Visit: pulmanfleet.co.uk to view offers and how to contact us.

 

Rent-a-Car

Rent-a-Car service for Volkswagen and SKODA will operate as normal.

To book SKODA – //pulmanskoda.co.uk/rent-a-car

To book Volkswagen – //pulmanvolkswagen.co.uk/rent-a-car

 

New Opening Hours

For car sales:

Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 6.00pm
Saturday: 8.30am to 5.00pm
Sunday: Closed

For service:

Normal service opening hours resume for all sites, please visit the site links below for details.

Key Contacts

For car sales:

Volkswagen Durham: 0191 336 0030

Volkswagen Sunderland: 0191 541 2025

//pulmanvolkswagen.co.uk/contact-us

SEAT: 0191 537 0021

//pulmanseat.co.uk/contact-us

CUPRA: 0191 537 0012

//pulmancupra.co.uk/contact-us

SKODA Durham: 0191 383 7500

SKODA Cramlington: 0191 537 5993

//pulmanskoda.co.uk/contact-us

Email: enquiries@pulmangroup.co.uk

 

For Service and MOT:

Volkswagen Durham: 0191 383 7509

Volkswagen Sunderland: 0191 537 5993

Book online: //pulmanvolkswagen.co.uk/servicing

SEAT: 0191 537 0015

Book online: //pulmanseat.co.uk/servicing

SKODA Sunderland: 0191 537 5993

SKODA Durham: 0191 383 7500

SKODA Cramlington: 01670 730 145

Book online: //pulmanskoda.co.uk/servicing

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles: 0191 383 7529

Book online: //pulmangroup.co.uk/servicing/commercial

Email: contactcentre@pulmangroup.co.uk 

 

Social Media Direct Messages:

Facebook:

Volkswagen – //www.facebook.com/pulmanvolkswagen

SEAT – //www.facebook.com/PulmanSEATCUPRA

SKODA – //www.facebook.com/PulmanSKODA/

Instagram:

Pulman – //instagram.com/pulmangroup

CUPRA – //www.instagram.com/pulmancupra/

Twitter:

Volkswagen – //twitter.com/pulmanvw

SEAT – //twitter.com/PulmanSEATCUPRA

SKODA – //twitter.com/pulmanskoda

 

Thank you for your continued support. Please follow the Government’s advice: stay at home and stay safe. Please stay in touch with us on our social channels.

Pulman Covid-19 Update – December

We’re ready to welcome customers back!

From Wednesday 2nd December 2020 all Pulman showrooms will re-open to the public for new and used car sales.  You can return to browse our new SEAT, SKODA and Volkswagen range plus we have a huge selection of Approved Used Cars across the Pulman Group.

We are following the Government guidelines to ensure the safety of our staff, customers, and community. All our safety measures remain in place as we continue to operate in a Covid-Secure manner. We respectfully request that customers wear a face-covering whilst in the showrooms in line with the Government guidance.

Service & Parts Department

Our Service & Parts Departments, as they have been during lockdown 2, remain fully open for all your aftersales requirements including routine servicing and MOT’s.

We are unable at this time to offer showroom waiting appointments.

All customers entering the premises will be required to wear face coverings at all times. Customers will also be asked to log their visit via the log book or the NHS track and trace app on arrival.

The Pulman Group main telephone lines, websites and social media channels are operating normally and we’re here to help with any questions you may have.

For service & parts enquiries please email
contactcentre@pulmangroup.co.uk

Opening Times

Our opening hours have changed, please see the details below:

Pulman Volkswagen Durham

Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 6:00pm Saturday: 8:30am to 5:00pm Sunday: 10:30am to 4:30pm

Pulman Volkswagen Sunderland

Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 6:00pm Saturday: 8:30am to 5:00pm Sunday: Closed

Pulman SEAT Sunderland

Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 6:00pm Saturday: 8:30am to 5:00pm Sunday: Closed

Pulman SKODA Durham

Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 6:00pm Saturday: 8:30am to 5:00pm Sunday: Closed

Pulman SKODA Cramlington

Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 6:00pm Saturday: 8:30am to 5:00pm Sunday: Closed

Government requirements:

 It is mandatory for all customers to wear face coverings when entering a Pulman showroom (unless you are exempt for health reasons).

All customer-facing Pulman staff will also be required to wear face coverings at all times.

All Pulman staff working behind the scenes will be required to wear a mask if the 2-metre social distancing cannot be maintained.

All customers who enter a Pulman showroom without an appointment will be required to share their contact details for track and trace. There is a log book at the entrance of every Pulman Showroom or alternatively you can log your visit through the NHS Track and Trace app by scanning the Pulman QR code at the entrance.

We will ask customers to continue social distancing throughout their visit by a minimum of 2-metres.

Working Together. Staying Safe.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our showrooms. For the latest Pulman Group News please visit our websites and social media channels.

Thanks,Pulman Group

Pulman Covid-19 Update – November

In light of the latest Government announcement on 31st October, please see below what Pulman Group are doing from Thursday 5th November 2020 when the second lockdown in England begins.

Priority number one is the health and wellbeing of our customers, employees and the community. We are therefore adhering to the advice from the UK Government and are closely monitoring the developments and updates on a regular basis.

From Thursday 5th November 2020 all Pulman branches will be open for your servicing and parts requirements. Our service departments will be open as usual and our parts departments will offer a click and collect service.

Our sales departments will be able to provide a Click and Collect service for both new, used and Motability cars.

Please see below for more information on how Click and Collect works as well as the other services available at Pulman during this time.

Sales Click and Collect

Click and Collect New Car and Motability

Click and collect is available from Pulman for new cars.

How does it work? 

1 – Find your perfect new car
Search though our available new car stock

2 – Book a telephone or live video appointment
Learn more from the comfort of your own home with a live video car showcase appointment or telephone appointment.

3 – Place a holding deposit
You can place a holding deposit by phone or online.

4 – Make a Click and Collect appointment

Prior to arriving all the paperwork, payment and finance options while have been completed. We will handover the keys to your new car in our Click and Collect Zone at one of our showrooms. Social distancing and safety measures are in place.

 

Click and Collect Used Car

Click and collect is available from Pulman for used cars.

How does it work?

1 – Find your perfect used car
Search though our available used car stock on pulmanusedcars.co.uk

2 – Build your deal online
this allows you to create a finance example tailored to you, obtain a valuation for your current car and even complete an online purchase by applying for finance online.  Build you deal at pulmanusedcars.co.uk

3 – Book a telephone or live video appointment
Learn more from the comfort of your own home with a live video car showcase appointment or telephone appointment.

4 – Place a holding deposit
You can place a holding deposit by phone or online.

5 – Make a Click and Collect appointment

Prior to arriving all the paperwork, payment and finance options while have been completed. We will handover the keys to your car in our Click and Collect Zone at one of our showrooms. Social distancing and safety measures are in place.

 

Workshops are open

All Pulman workshops are open for routine servicing, MOT and warranty work by appointment only.

We are still currently offering service customers the ability to book a courtesy car in advance. Unfortunately, at the moment we are not offering any lifts or collect and deliveries.

We are unable at this time to offer showroom waiting appointments.

All customers entering the premises will be required to wear face coverings at all times. Customers will also be asked to log their visit via the log book or the NHS track and trace app on arrival.

 

Parts are available for Click and Collect

Our Parts departments are open for click and collect. Simply contact us via email on parts@pulmangroup.co.uk or contact us via 0800 0720 228 with your parts query.

A member of our parts department will respond and assist further.

We are able serve counter sales at our Parts reception. Customers will be required to wear a mask and log with track and trace on arrival. 

 

Fleet Enquiries

Contract hire for personal and business requirements are available as normal. Please make enquiries online or via telephone. We are unable to take general walk-ins at this time.

Visit: pulmanfleet.co.uk to view offers and how to contact us.

 

Rent-a-Car

Rent-a-Car service for Volkswagen and SKODA will operate as normal.

To book SKODA – //pulmanskoda.co.uk/rent-a-car

To book Volkswagen – //pulmanvolkswagen.co.uk/rent-a-car

 

Key Contacts

For car sales:

Volkswagen Durham: 0191 336 0030

Volkswagen Sunderland: 0191 541 2025

//pulmanvolkswagen.co.uk/contact-us

SEAT: 0191 537 0021

//pulmanseat.co.uk/contact-us

CUPRA: 0191 537 0012

//pulmancupra.co.uk/contact-us

SKODA Durham: 0191 383 7500

SKODA Cramlington: 0191 537 5993

//pulmanskoda.co.uk/contact-us

Email: enquiries@pulmangroup.co.uk

 

For Service and MOT:

Volkswagen Durham: 0191 383 7509

Volkswagen Sunderland: 0191 537 5993

Book online: //pulmanvolkswagen.co.uk/servicing

SEAT: 0191 537 0015

Book online: //pulmanseat.co.uk/servicing

SKODA Sunderland: 0191 537 5993

SKODA Durham: 0191 383 7500

SKODA Cramlington: 01670 730 145

Book online: //pulmanskoda.co.uk/servicing

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles: 0191 383 7529

Book online: //pulmangroup.co.uk/servicing/commercial

Email: contactcentre@pulmangroup.co.uk 

 

Social Media Direct Messages:

Facebook:

Volkswagen – //www.facebook.com/pulmanvolkswagen

SEAT – //www.facebook.com/PulmanSEATCUPRA

SKODA – //www.facebook.com/PulmanSKODA/

Instagram:

Pulman – //instagram.com/pulmangroup

CUPRA – //www.instagram.com/pulmancupra/

Twitter:

Volkswagen – //twitter.com/pulmanvw

SEAT – //twitter.com/PulmanSEATCUPRA

SKODA – //twitter.com/pulmanskoda

 

Thank you for your continued support. Please follow the Government’s advice: stay at home and stay safe. Please stay in touch with us on our social channels.

Test Drive The All-Electric ID.3 For 24 Hours From Pulman

Test drive the Volkswagen ID.3 for 24 hours from Pulman Volkswagen

Pulman Volkswagen are currently the only dealership in the UK to offer a 24-hour test drive in the fully electric Volkswagen ID.3…

The new Volkswagen ID.3 is now available to order and test drive at Pulman Volkswagen in Durham and Sunderland. However, instead of offering our standard test drive time slots, which have been reduced due to COVID-19, we are offering customers the chance to test drive the ID.3 for 24 hours!

New Volkswagen ID.3 test drive at Pulman Volkswagen

Why are you offering a longer test drive duration?

We know that it can be a little daunting deciding whether you want to fully switch to an electric car just yet. For many, electric vehicles (EV) are still a thought for the future and not now, but in the coming months and years more and more electric cars will be on our roads.

New Volkswagen ID.3 test drive at Pulman Volkswagen

There are still many questions drivers would like to know about electric cars, such as what happens if I run out of electric miles. In a nutshell, you’d treat your EV like you would a petrol/diesel car, if you notice you’re running low on miles, head to your closest EV charging station. Many petrol stations, service stations and supermarkets have electric charging bays, but there are many apps out there to help find your closest charging station. Pod Point are partners with Volkswagen UK.

This is why at Pulman Volkswagen, we’re offering a 24-hour test drive. We want you to fully experience everything the ID.3 has to offer. It’s equipped with innovative and futuristic equipment. The ID.3 First Edition which is available to test drive offers up to 260 miles of pure electric range (based on WLTP), so where you decide to travel on your test drive is up to you*.

Read the top myths associated with electric cars here 

How do I book my 24-hour test drive?

You’ll not find this length of test drive for the ID.3 anywhere else, Pulman Volkswagen are currently the only dealership across the UK to offer this. If you’d like to book your 24-hour test drive, simply click here

You have the option to book your test drive from either Pulman Volkswagen in Durham or Pulman Volkswagen in Sunderland.

New Volkswagen ID.3 test drive at Pulman Volkswagen

 

To be kept up-to-date with the latest Pulman Volkswagen News, follow our social channels:
Facebook: Volkswagen
Twitter: Volkswagen
Instagram
LinkedIn  
YouTube 

*Terms & Conditions:

  • 24-hour test drive of the Volkswagen ID.3 in each case subject to the terms and conditions below.
  • Open to residents in the United Kingdom and aged 21 or over who have held a full UK/EAA licence for longer than 2 years. The driver will also be required to provide a DVLA licence check code and copy of a passport if held to fulfil the 24-hour test drive and must not have more than 6 penalty points on their licence.
  • The 24-hour test drive of the Volkswagen ID.3 can be taken at Pulman Volkswagen, Durham or Pulman Volkswagen, Sunderland subject to status and availability. Test drive terms and conditions apply. Maximum of 100 miles permitted in 24 hours.
  • When booking your 24-hour test drive of the Volkswagen ID.3 any personal information provided by you in relation to the test drive may be held and used to administer the test drive. Further information on how we process personal data can be found in our privacy policy –//pulmangroup.co.uk/privacy-policy
  • Pulman Volkswagen and its associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), expense or damage which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence) in connection with this promotion, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (including personal injury, death and fraud) in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law.

New SEAT Leon e-HYBRID: 36 Miles of Electric Range

New SEAT Leon e-HYBRID - order from Pulman SEAT

The new SEAT Leon e-HYBRID has arrived and is now is available to order from Pulman SEAT in Sunderland. The new Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) can travel up to 36 miles* on pure electric power before switching to the petrol engine. Let’s take a look at some of the key features below.

Electric Range & Power

The new Leon e-HYBRID is capable of travelling up to 36 miles with zero CO2 emissions before the petrol engine starts. Combine both the electric and petrol engine together and you’re looking at a total of around 497 mile range*.

Now when you think of your daily commute to and from work, it will be more than likely less than 36 miles so you’ll not be spending any money on petrol. However, if your daily commute is more than 36 miles, think of the savings across the year if you’re using 180 miles less of petrol each week!

The new e-HYBRID engine combines a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine with a 13 kWh battery and electric motor for a total output of 201bhp and travels 0-62mph in 7.5 seconds.

Charging

You’ll not be short of options to charge the new Leon e-HYBRID. When you’ve used your electric miles, the petrol engine kicks in and uses Regenerative Braking to charge the electric motor, giving you the freedom to power up when you’re out on the road.

You also have the option to charge the Leon PHEV at home using a wallbox or charging station. Using the Type 2 Inlet  and the 3.6kW on-board charger, means a full charge will take around 4 hours.

New SEAT Leon e-HYBRID - order from Pulman SEAT

Trims

The SEAT Leon 1.4 e-HYBRID DSG-auto 204PS engine is available across a range of trims including the FR, FR First Edition, FR Sport, XCELLENCE and XCELLENCE Lux. All of these trims come equipped with the latest features and are available in range of colours, let’s take a look at some of the main features of each trim:

  • FR: Wireless Smartphone Charger, Park Assist and Ambient Lighting Pack
  • FR First Edition: Three-zone Climate Control, Rain Sensing Wipers and Sports Suspension
  • FR Sport: Heated Front Seats, Lane Assist and 18” Performance Machined Alloy Wheels
  • XCELLENCE: Rear View Camera, Digital Cockpit and KESSSY Advanced (Keyless Entry and Start)
  • XCELLENCE Lux: 18” Aerodynamic Performance Alloy Wheels, Predictive & Adaptive Cruise Control and Leather Upholstery.

View the full specification of each trim 

Prices for the new SEAT Leon e-HYBRID start from £30,790 in the UK. Take a look at the latest Leon e-HYBRID offers at Pulman SEAT. //pulmanseat.co.uk/new-cars/offers/leon-e-hybrid

For business users, the new Leon PHEV offers a Benefit-in-Kind rate of just 10%. WLTP-standard CO2 emissions on the new Leon are down to just 27g/km.

If you’d like to find out more information about the latest PHEV or would like to order the new Leon e-HYBRID, contact Pulman SEAT today. Our friendly SEAT Specialists are always happy to help.
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*based on WLTP. **trim dependent – please check with our Sales Advisors the features included on your preferred trim.

VWFS Rent-a-Car Durham ŠKODA Has Arrived. The first ŠKODA Rent-a-Car in the North East of England, available from Pulman ŠKODA

VWFS Rent-a-Car Durham SKODA now at Pulman SKODA

Following on from the fantastic success of VWFS Rent-a-Car Durham Volkswagen, Pulman are proud to welcome VWFS Rent-a-Car Durham ŠKODA.

In association with VWFS (Volkswagen Financial Services), Pulman Group can now offer customers the ability to rent a range of ŠKODA cars, in addition to their already existing rental Volkswagen range.

The introduction of rental ŠKODA vehicles at Pulman comes just short of two months since the launch of the new Rent-a-Car service at Pulman which has been a great success. Pulman Group are the first and only Volkswagen and ŠKODA Rent-a-Car provider in the North East of England with offices based at Pulman Volkswagen Durham and Pulman ŠKODA Durham, both close to Durham City Centre.

Rent-a-Car Durham SKODA at Pulman SKODA

Shahkiel Akbar, Rental Manager, comments, “Rent-a-Car Durham Volkswagen has already been a great success in such a short space of time with repeat customers. Our customers love exploring our Volkswagen fleet, hiring different models each time they return to test out the features!”.

“It’s a fantastic scheme for our customers to try out our Volkswagen models too before they go down the purchase route”, Shahkiel adds.

“As a group, the introduction of Rent-a-Car Durham ŠKODA is very exciting and we can’t wait to see our diverse ŠKODA fleet out on the roads across the North East and beyond. We’re excited to continue to grow the Volkswagen and ŠKODA fleet cars to support our customers on their journeys.”

The rental scheme allows customers to hire ŠKODA models over a short- or long-term period and is open for both 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. So whether a customer is looking for a long weekend away in the UK or to fulfil a business need for 28 days or longer, there is an option for everyone.

Rent-a-Car Durham SKODA - Rental manager Shahkiel Akbar

VWFS Rent-a-Car Durham ŠKODA have a fleet of cars ranging from hatchbacks to estates and SUVs including the ŠKODA Fabia, Octavia, Superb Estate, Karoq and the large seven-seater ŠKODA Kodiaq SUV.

Mark Forton, VWFS Mobility Director, said “We are delighted that our partners Pulman have decided to expand their VWFS Rent-a-Car business by adding ŠKODA to their rental offering. Customers can now enjoy renting both Volkswagen and ŠKODA cars from Pulman locations in Durham.”

As an introductory offer, VWFS Rent-a-Car Durham ŠKODA are offering 20% off* all online bookings and telephone bookings using code PULSKODA. Visit www.rentacarskoda.co.uk for further details. If you’d like to find out about the rental schemes available and how they can help you, email rental@pulmangroup.co.uk.

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*T&Cs apply. Offer available between 21/9/20 to 14/11/20.

What is Volkswagen Lease & Care?

What is Lease & Care

Lease & Care from Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS) is the new finance plan made available for Volkswagen electric cars. Each plan is available with a choice of three care packages: Small, Medium and Large. More details on these packages are below.

The first model to offer this new Lease & Care Finance plan is the revolutionary Volkswagen ID.3. Available now to order and test drive at Pulman Volkswagen Durham and Sunderland.

Why choose Volkswagen Lease & Care?

Simple. Get your new Volkswagen ID. and care package for one monthly price and for a length of time that suits you.

Built around you. Your chosen package is built around you and your driving style with everything in one place.

Keep you moving. All-round care keeps you on the road and takes the stress away from those unexpected costs.

Giving you options. At the end of your contract you can choose the following:

1. Move into a new ID. on your terms.

2. Stay in your ID. for a further 1/2/3 years (maximum combined terms of 5 years).

3. Hand back your ID.

There are no ownership options with the Volkswagen Lease & Care Plan. This will benefit those who are looking to change their vehicle at a regular fixed period, as this plan has no depreciation risk.

T&Cs apply. Available through Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS).

 

How does Volkswagen Lease & Care work?

It simple. When you buy your new Volkswagen ID. you make three choices:

1. Contract length – choose how long you want your ID. for.

2. Mileage per year – choose how many miles you expect to drive each year.

3. Service & maintenance – choose a Care Package that suits you and your driving style.

 

Care Packages to choose from.

ID Care Packages

Choose from three tailored care packages. The good news is that all care packages include Servicing, using only genuine parts by expert engineers, all covered under warranty and the Volkswagen Service Promise. All wrapped in one monthly price.

Small.

The small care package covers you for essential servicing – ideal if you drive a low number of miles but want to keep your car fit and healthy.

– All routine manufacturer servicing

– Brake fluid changes

– Driverline concierge service

– Dust and pollen filter

Driverline concierge service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week designed to make your life simpler. For more information click here.

Medium.

Ideal if you are planning on using your new ID. on a regular basis with some long journeys. Includes everything in Small, plus all routine manufacturer service and maintenance which covers you for:

– Brake, Suspension and Cooling System repairs

– Electric system maintenance

– All fluid top-ups

Large.

The most comprehensive Care Package available includes everything from both Small and Medium packages, plus covers you for Tyre replacement and repairs. It also includes 5 days VWFS Rent-a-Car allowance of a non-electric vehicle for added peace of mind on those longer journeys. Taking away the stress of those unexpected costs and keeping you on the road.

– Tyre replacement and wheel alignment (due to fair wear and tear)

– Puncture repair

– Geometry check and wheel balance

– VWFS Rent-a-Car allowance

VWFS Rent-a-Car is available from Pulman and is the only Rent-a-Car provider in the North East of England. For more information click here.

 

Next steps.

The Volkswagen ID.3 is available to test drive by appointment only at both Pulman Volkswagen Durham and Sunderland showrooms.

For more information on the ID.3 and the offers click here.

For everything electric visit the Pulman Electric website – click here

For the latest Pulman Covid-19 update click here – this will highlight the new safety processes and digital experiences available from Pulman.

Alternatively call Pulman Volkswagen  Durham on 0191 336 0030 and Sunderland on 0191 541 2025.

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