What Is The Pulman Extravaganza?

Roll up, roll up and join us at the amazing Pulman Birthday extravaganza from 1st August to 20th of August. Celebrate with 20 days of mesmerising offers across new and used cars, you won’t believe some of the daredevil prices. These are not to be missed as hundreds to thousands of pounds disappear before your very eyes!


What is the event?

To celebrate our 20th birthday we are hosting a Pulman Birthday Extravaganza – and what’s more, we are hosting an event across all our showrooms to celebrate! We are giving you a different offer for every year we have been open. Starting on the 1st of August, there will be an offer a day, every day, for 20 days! 


When will the offers be announced?

We will announce the offer one day in advance here. You can see the current offer and the upcoming offer on our website and our social media channels. Worried you’re going to miss out on some great deals? You can sign up to receive the offers by email by clicking here


How long will the offer last for?

Every offer will last 24 hours so be quick – you won’t want to miss out!


How to I claim the offer?

Like what you see? You can claim the offer by making an enquiry on a qualifying model or heading over to our event page here.  Congratulations, you will be sent the offer voucher via your email! Then you take your voucher to a Pulman retailer and claim at point of purchase


The Pulman Birthday Extravaganza

Roll up, roll up, this month Pulman Group turn 20 and they want you to help them celebrate! The Pulman story started in 1998 in a small showroom in Durham with just 17 employees. Now, two decades on Pulman has over 250 members of staff in Sunderland and Durham representing Volkswagen, SEAT, SKODA and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. To celebrate 20 years they are hosting The Pulman Birthday Extravaganza with 20 days and 20 offers. That’s right, starting the 1st on August there will be a mesmerising deal a day on pulmangroup.co.uk – make sure you don’t miss out.

A lot has happened since Mike Pulman opened his first Durham Volkswagen showroom 20 years ago. In 2000 Pulman moved to their prime location – Abbey Road – where head office now employs over 80 members of staff. From humble beginnings this flagship site was the first retailer in the UK to have a café located in their showroom. Refurbished in 2015, Pulman Volkswagen Durham is now a … digital showroom, complete with car configurator to create the Pulman seamless customer experience.


Pulman Group first video advert 

And that Pulman fantastic customer experience doesn’t end there. Pulman opened a second Volkswagen showroom in 2008, which later expanded to become a SKODA authorised service repairer in 2014. Pulman look after you like one of their own. They pride themselves on providing an outstanding customer experience that you only get with a family run retailer. And, with many of the staff at this site being part of the Pulman family from day one, it is not hard to see that family is very much at the heart of everything Pulman do. Chris Slater, Sunderland Sites Manager, who started Pulman as a graduate commented

“With this event we wanted to give something back to thank our customers for a fantastic 20 years.  What better way to celebrate than with 20 days and 20 offers?  You won’t believe some of the savings we have on new and used cars.”

He added “It is a huge milestone for us so naturally we wanted to make sure our savings were just as large.  The Pulman Birthday Extravaganza really is our biggest event yet – it is not to be missed!”

Pulman launched Pulman SEAT in August 2010 with the same family orientated attitude. Formerly known as Alexandra Bridge Cars – one of the oldest SEAT dealers in the country – they are among the handful of dealerships that helped launch SEAT UK a quarter of a century ago. Not to be overshadowed by the Volkswagen sites, Pulman SEAT has won a host of awards for their customer service including winning ‘Dealer of the year’ in 2011 & 2012, Motorcodes ‘Best Garage for the North East’ and more recently ‘Top Customer Satisfaction Performance Award’ in 2017.

Ian Buckle, Managing Director comments “Over the years our family business has grown from strength to strength. Now we are not only a Top Ten Volkswagen and SEAT retailer, but we are also tremendously proud to be the only family owned Volkswagen retailer in the North East. We make sure we go the extra mile and provide the same fantastic customer experience that we delivered 20 years ago”

More recently, Pulman opened their first SKODA site in Durham in 2014. This was relocated to a purpose-built showroom in Belmont Industrial Estate two years later. This state-of-the-art showroom represents a £3 million investment from Pulman and not only houses .. cars and the fantastic Café Dafte, but it also has a Pilates studio for both customer and employees use. Pulman SKODA welcomed Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle servicing at this site in 2016, and is now fully equipped with state of the art diagnostic equipment and experienced Volkswagen Group Trained Technicians. 

Pulman Group will be hosting their 20 Day Birthday Extravaganza from the 1st – 20th of August 2018. For more information on how to celebrate and get your hands on their 20 days of mesmerising offers head over to pulmangroup.co.uk.









How to set CarPlay up with your iPhone

With select cars and stereos, you can use CarPlay to get directions, make calls, send and receive messages and much more! But how do you set up CarPlay with your iPhone? Let’s take a look…

First of all, you need an iPhone 5 or later to use CarPlay. Make sure you are in an area that supports CarPlay (a full list can be found here) and that Siri is turned on. (To turn Siri on, go to Settings > Siri & Search)

There are a couple more steps you have to do to be able to set CarPlay up with your iphone…

  1. Plug your iPhone into the CarPlay USB port (the port may be labelled with a CarPlay icon or a smartphone icon) 
  2. Make sure your car is running 
  3. Ask Siri what you need – you can do this a few different ways (If your car has one, press and hold the Voice Control button on your steering wheel, then ask what you need. If you have a touch screen, touch and hold the Home button in CarPlay until Siri appears on your stereo display, then ask what you need

Volkswagen, SEAT and SKODA deliver an elegant connection between car and smartphone through SmartLink which supports Apple CarPlay technology. Check out the video below for a full explanation of how to use CarPlay through SmartLink. While a SKODA is used to demonstrate in this case, the setup is the same for Volkswagen and SEAT

Still struggling? Give us a call and a member of our team will be able to talk you through everything you need to do! Simply call (0191) 312 0016 

Latest Volkswagen Touareg Breaks Cover

The third generation Volkswagen Touareg is now on sale here at Pulman Volkswagen. The new Touareg SEL 3.0 V6 TDI 8-speed Tiptronic is priced from £51,595 and is the most advanced SUV that Volkswagen has ever produced with the very latest technology, design, comfort and driving experience.

Every model will offer the option of the going for the new Innovision Cockpit which comprises an information, communication and entertainment unit that can be fully personalised. Not only is this a first in the Touareg, it is a first for Volkswagen.

At this early stage, along with the SEL version, there are two other models in the Touareg range…the Touareg R-Line 3.0 V6 TDI SCR 8-spd Tiptronic 4MOTION which starts at £55,095.00, and the current top of the range Touareg R-Line Tech 3.0 V6 TDI SCR 8-spd auto Tiptronic 4MOTION from £58,195.00.

And here’s some really good news. Even though this is a brand new model from Volkswagen, Pulman can offer the new Touareg with a seriously tempting finance offer. For example, if you go for the Touareg R-Line through Volkswagen Financial Services Solutions Personal Contract Plan, you will receive a deposit contribution of £3,000 which results in a monthly payment of £499.00. And, if you who purchase your Touareg through a personal contract plan (PCP), you will be eligible for two services priced at £299 which represents cracking value.

The three Touareg models currently on offer at launch, are all powered by the same 282 bhp 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel unit, but later in the year there will be a lower powered 228 bhp version of the same engine which is aimed at business users and those owners who want improved economy. At the end of 2018 you can expect a powerful 336 bhp 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged petrol engine to be available for order. Early in 2019, don’t be surprised if a hybrid appears. Volkswagen is launching one in China so it’ll be surprising if it doesn’t arrive on UK shores with about 12 – 18 months. At that stage it’ll be the most powerful model in the Touareg range, churning out 361 bhp.

But, it is strongly rumoured that a thumping diesel V8 is in the pipeline. It will instantly move the Touareg to the top of the range. Every Touareg is equipped with permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive mated to an 8-speed automatic Tiptronic gearbox

The entry level 3.0 V6 TDI is likely to be the most popular in the UK. It combines terrific economy for this size of car with a return of 42.8 mpg, but you can expect a really lively performance of 0-62 mph in 6.1 seconds and a top speed of 146 mph. TGhese are impressive figures for a hugely capable, sizable 4×4.

Externally, Volkswagen has remained faithful to the Touareg styling. Yes it’s very different to the outgoing model, but it is still instantly recognisable as Volkswagen’s top of the range SUV.

There will are three trims for the launch models; SEL, R-Line and new R-Line Tech. Needless to say that every Touareg is fully loaded. Sat nav, realty smart alloy wheels, DAB radio, Bluetooth, adaptive cruise control, LED headlights and rear lights, and a 7-inch colour TFT display which will control just about everything, all come as standard.

Move up to R-Line and you get a panoramic sunroof and a reversing camera, while if you move up to the R-Tech trim, you will get the clever, and very handsome Innovision Cockpit which has a 15 inch display. It looks really cool. Works well too.

Despite the latest Volkswagen Touareg being bigger (wider, taller, longer) than the outgoing model, Volkswagen has actually made it lighter. This has contributed to the improved performance and economy figures when compared to its predecessor.

In other words, the third generation of Volkswagen’s Touareg instantly moves to the top of the 4×4 SUV tree. Hugely capable, fully equipped, lively yet economical….it is certain to be a huge success….AND…it’s available to order NOW at Pulman Volkswagen.

Pulman Commercial Vehicle Servicing

Did you know that at our Pulman SKODA site we service all Volkswagen commercial vehicles? We make sure we give you competitive prices and competitive manufacturer warranty on every service and on all genuine Volkswagen parts. 

Here at Pulman we want you to feel confident about the quality of service that you’ll receive – everytime you visit us. That’s why we devised the ‘Pulman Service Guarantee’ which is designed to thelp you manage the cost of motoring and make your life easier…

  • Volkswagen quality parts with 2 year warranty 
  • Volkswagen trained technicians with 12 month warranty on labour 
  • Volkswagen diagnostics to identify and fix any problems 

And that’s not all. We know how important it is to keep your business running even when your van is not. That’s why we offer…

  • Extended opening hours 
  • Courtesy Vans 
  • Collect and Deliveries – we can pick your van up from your home or work premises and drop if back off once finished 
  • Waiting appointments – we have a fantastic onsite cafe where drivers can enjoy complimentary refreshments and free wifi while they wait. 

Want to know more about our latest servicing offers? Click here 

For instant answers to all your questions you can speak to a friendly member of our aftersales team on (0191) 383 7529 

The Volkswagen SUV Event at Pulman VW

The new generation of Volkswagen SUV sets a new standard for comfort, technology and space. With Volkswagen, confidence comes as standard so let’s take a look at our family of powerful SUV models that puts you in complete control…

The New Touareg 

Tough enough to tackle rough terrain. Innovative technology that’s ready for modern life. And bold design that’s guaranteed to turn heads! Want to know more? Click here! 

The T-Roc

You want a car that’s as confident as you are, that challenges that status quo, leading the pack and refuses to follow, you want the Volkswagen T-Roc. Want to know more? Click here! 


Cool, calm and connected the Volkswagen Tiguan has sharp exterior lines, stylish alloys and fantastic technology including Mirror Link Technology. Want to know more? Click here! 

Tiguan Allspace 

In the new Tiguan Allspace there is even more space! With room for up to 7 people, the Tiguan is bigger and better than ever before. Thanks to its superior handling characteristics and advanced safety technology systems, the all-new Tiguan Allspace not only takes you off on new adventures, it is an adventure in itself.  Want to know more? Click here! 

In our SUV event we have a fantastic range of SUV’s on display, with a £500 saving on top of all existing offers when you take a test drive. The all-star line-up concludes with the introduction of the eagerly awaited all New Volkswagen Touareg!