Haway Sunderland 2021!

A campaign for Sunderland to become the next UK City of Culture is underway, and here at Pulman we are proud to sponsor the Sunderland 2021 bid! 

Following their successful first bid, Sunderland is now one of five finalists hoping to steal the cultural crown. A successful bid would be fantastic for the city, winning would mean an increase in investment, jobs, infrastructure and tourism. 

We will know who has won the right to be crowned UK City of Culture 2021 by December of this year. We are keeping everything crossed – haway #Sunderland2021

Together we can win this

Want to know how you can support the bid? Click here 

Get connected with Volkswagen Connect!

Have you ever wanted your very own driving assistant? With the free Volkswagen DataPlug you can get information about your car directly on your smartphone with the Volkswagen Connect app! Easily review every journey, route and mileage taken. You can know when your car is due its next service or how much fuel you have left.



How does it work?

Your Volkswagen knows more than you think! Just download the Volkswagen Connect app for free, connect the DataPlug to the existing diagnostic-port and off you go.


The DataPlug at a glance

A better overview for trips:

Your digital vehicle log records all your journeys from start to finish, together with the data, time, duration, route taken and cost per journey.


Driving style, for more efficiency:

In the Driving Style section, the app records acceleration, braking, speed, rpm and coolant temperature data in a graph. With this information it automatically calculates your “Efficient Driving” score.


Fuel Monitor – for greater control over costs:

The Fuel Monitor records all your fuel fill-ups and stories the data in a handy overview. If the app notices that you have filled up with fuel, you automatically receive a notification and have the option of adding additional details.


Parking Space – for more time:

This shows where your vehicle is located, displaying that time you parked as well as two buttons – Route and Share – showing how you get there and allowing you to send the vehicle location to other passengers, or as a detailed with more information, such as when paid-parking is set to end.


Challenges – for more excitement on the road

Enjoy your drive with tasks and changing challenges, test yourself against other Volkswagen drivers and collect points and trophies


Service Partners – For more convenience

This displays out Service Partners and allows you to call them directly from the app, enabling you to stay in touch with Volkswagen Service even when you’re on the road


Assistance Call – For more safety

This section enables you to directly contact the 24-hour breakdown services or the Volkswagen Roadside Assistance at the touch of a button if you have a technical problem or even an accident


My Volkswagen – For more information and safety:

A quick fitness check-up of your Volkswagen. This section of the app provides you with all the most important information about your vehicle in one place and displays alerts explaining issues or recommending the course of action


To claim your FREE DataPlug call (0191) 383 7509 or email enquiries@pulmanservicing.co.uk.

Download the Volkswagen Connect App at:

Apple Store

Google Play 


All-new Arona launch at Pulman SEAT

Did you check out the new Arona at the Pulman SEAT launch weekend? The Arona is SEAT’s first move into the small SUV market, and everyone at Pulman was really excited for it to arrive on site! Named after a small municipality in Tenerife, the Arona is based on the SEAT Ibiza small hatchback. This means that not only do you get more space, and a higher driving position, but you also benefit from all the fantastic technology that is packed into the All-new Ibiza.



As you can see the Arona comes with some fantastic spec as standard! All trim levels get you an infotainment touchscreen, which widens from 5” to 8” when you upgrade from the entry-level SE to the SE Technology. SE Technology is also the entry point for a built-in sat-nav, DAB radio, wireless phone charging and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring! Moving up through the trims you can also get Beats audio, dual zone climate control, full LED headlights and keyless enter and go.

While the Arona might be a small SUV, you will certainly be surprised by how roomy it is. With enough room front and back for most adults. The Arona’s 400-litre boot is impressive and the floor is height adjustable across the trim levels

Want to know more? Come down to Pulman SEAT, located on Burntland Avenue – just behind Sainsburys or call (0191) 549 2926. 

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5 NCAP Stars for the SKODA Karoq!

Mladá Boleslav, 8 November 2017 – The independent European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) has assessed the ŠKODA KAROQ. The compact SUV is the Czech car manufacturer’s latest model to receive the five-star rating, making the KAROQ one of the safest compact SUVs on the road today.

“We are delighted that the new ŠKODA KAROQ has also passed the Euro NCAP tests with flying colours,” says ŠKODA Board Member for Technical Development, Christian Strube. “We are constantly working on optimising the passive and active safety of our models and developing occupant and pedestrian protection, as well as assistance systems. Numerous driver assistance systems are installed in the KAROQ that would otherwise only be found in higher vehicle classes,” says Strube.

Euro NCAP awarded the occupant protection of adult passengers an excellent 93%. In addition, Euro NCAP highlighted the protection of the cervical spine in rear-end collisions. The compact SUV’s emergency braking system worked reliably at low urban speeds and prevented almost all collisions. Euro NCAP also awarded the full score for the protection of pedestrians’ legs. The compact SUV also protected pedestrians’ heads well in the event of in a collision.

Following the ŠKODA KODIAQ, the ŠKODA KAROQ is the brand’s second vehicle to receive a five-star rating in 2017. ŠKODA is currently one of the few car manufacturers whose entire model range has received a five-star rating in the Euro NCAP test.

The KAROQ owes its outstanding passive safety to its high torsional rigidity, generous deformation zones in the extremely secure cabin and the use of high-strength and ultra-high-strength steels, for example in the side beams. In addition, the compact SUV has seven standard airbags: driver and passenger airbags, side airbags, head airbags and knee airbag. Child seats can be fixed in using Top-Tether or the Isofix system, which is also available for the front passenger seat. In the event of a rear-end collision, specially designed headrests (WOKS = Whiplash Optimized Headrests) reduce the risk of whiplash for the driver and front passenger. The proactive occupant protection system also tightens the front seatbelts in the event of a collision and closes any open windows including the sunroof. The system comes as standard in many countries.

The ŠKODA KAROQ is equipped with a large number of cameras as well as radar and sensor-based driver assistance systems. The front radar assistant, which includes city emergency braking with person recognition, helps to prevent accidents with pedestrians. Manoeuvre assist and pulling-away assist help the driver in reduced visibility and warn of hidden dangers.

Other safety features on board the ŠKODA KAROQ include an adaptive-distance assistant, a lane-keeping, camera-based traffic sign recognition, an emergency call function, a traffic jam assistant and fatigue detection.
Euro NCAP is an association of European transport ministries, automobile clubs and insurance associations based in Belgium. The organisation performs crash tests on current vehicle models and then evaluates the safety of the vehicles based on available safety systems. Euro NCAP was founded in 1997. In recent years, the crash test procedures have been continuously tightened and currently include various collision scenarios. While initially only the results of the crash tests were assessed, the evaluation of the active safety systems is now also included in the overall rating.


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Meet the SKODA 4×4 range

For those needing a sturdy and versatile car, that can handle both outdoor living and city cruising, the SKODA 4×4 range is for you. With the latest four-wheel drive technology, our range can handle even the toughest off-road situations, slippery roads or rough ground.

Off road, on road, perfect for urban driving or country life – there’s lots to like in our 4×4 line up. Although four-wheel drive is often thought of as the domain of SUVs, with SKODA, it is not just the Kodiaq, Karoq and Yeti with off-road abilities. The Octavia and the Superb are also capable of handling adverse weather conditions.



The Kodiaq can adapt to suit your needs. It is sturdily-built and demonstrates impressive off-road capabilities. 

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Yeti Outdoor  

This off-road explorer is elegantly designed with uncompromising functionality. 

Yeti Outdoor



Equipped for life’s adventures, the All-New Karoq takes the SUV to a brand new level. It is a must-have for navigating both city life, and exploring new frontiers. 

Red SKODA Karoq



The 4×4 Superb is hugely spacious, practical and capable of handling all sorts of adverse weather conditions. 

SKODA Superb Estate


Octavia Estate 

For those needing a great all-round family car with 4×4 capabilities, the Octavia Estate is for you. With unrivalled space, functionality and innovative safety and comfort systems, it is perfect for long family road trips.

SKODA Octavia Estate


With winter just around the corner, our 4×4 range has the perfect mix of power, space and security – cars that can wistand the worst of the English winter weather – from rain, to snow and ice.

The latest generation 4×4 system helps you maintain control and stability at all times. The system senses what is happening on each wheel and quickly transfers power or automatically applies brakes when needed to give more grip or drive to keep you on your chosen path.

Whether you want the your 4×4 for summer off-road trips, or simply want peace of mind that you’ll be able to get around when the bad weather hits, the SKODA 4×4 range is the perfect choice for the winter period and beyond.


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