ESTATE OF THE ART – Introducing the new SEAT Leon ST Cupra

Have you noticed how many cars that you may have previously assumed would be hot hatches, are actually now available as an estate. In other words, you end up with a family holdall that will frighten the life out of many sports cars.

SEAT Leon Cupra front 

One of the latest to fit the bill is the SEAT Leon ST Cupra 300. It’s also one of the best.

Power comes from a 2.0 litre 296bhp petrol engine which delivers it’s oomph via a DSG gearbox and four wheel drive. It means you can floor the throttle and hurtle to the horizon at an astonishing rate.  0-60 takes 4.9 seconds; top speed is 155mph, although we wouldn’t recommend using all of the performance if you’ve the family Labrador in the back. The 4×4 system means you get outstanding roadholding.

At this point, you are probably expecting to read that the SEAT Cupra 300 is a bit of a handful to drive. Nothing could be further from the truth. It will happy amble along country lanes or around town. The ride is surprisingly supple and, when you decide to have some fun, the power arrives low down the rev range which means you don’t have to work the engine hard so, when you need to overtake, just drop a gear, ease the throttle, and away you go. Brilliant.

In other words, the Cupra ST 300 is a doddle to drive steadily with the family and a full load on board, or briskly when the opportunity arises. Go easily and you’ll get close to 40mpg.

Bearing in mind that this is the top of the SEAT Leon range and comes loaded with absolutely everything in terms of goodies and safety kit, the price of £34,485 is actually extremely competitive. The 19inch alloy wheels and twin exhausts make the ST really stand out from the crowd. It’s a smart-looking car.

The interior is a work of art with loads of clever LED lighting around the cabin.  The touchscreen infotainment system is really good although it takes a while to get used to. If you have an iPad or smartphone, you’ll feel at home. The sports seats are extremely comfy and, because the ST is an estate, there’s loads of room.

The SEAT Leon ST Cupra 300 is one of those rare cars that really does tick a plethora of boxes. The key ones though are that this car is a thoroughly sensible, comfy, well equipped, state-of-the-art, handsome, family estate that can also provide a huge amount of fun.

Think that estate cars are mundane?  Think again. Get blown away in a SEAT Leon ST Cupra 300.  It’s got wow factor by the bucket load.

For more information on the new Leon Cupra ST 300 call a member of the Pulman SEAT team on 0191 549 2926 or email enquiries@pulmanseat.co.uk

SEAT Leon Cupra side CUPRA logo LED Lights  Leon CUPRA alloys  Leon Cupra assist systemsLeon Cupra cockpit Rear Bumper SEAT Leon Cupra Leon Cupra Rear Leon Cupra Camera

What is the SEAT Scrappage Scheme?

SEAT have launched a national scrappage incentive to help owners of older diesel cars trade up to new, latest technology, diesel or petrol models. 

 

What is the SEAT Scrappage Scheme Incentive? 

The incentive begins today – Friday 1st September 2017 – and will run until the end of the year. This is to encourage drivers of older cars to move into vehicles with the latest engine technology and lower emission cars. All qualifying vehicles will be traded in, permanently taken off the road and scrapped. 

 

How will it work?

Owners of qualifying vehicles from any manufacturer can trade in their current diesel vehicle and receive scrappage incentive support from us to purchase a new SEAT. 

 

Do you qualify?

Customers that are eligible for the scrappage incentive must meet certain criteria. If you own a car that is a Pre-Euro 5 diesel and registered on or before the 31st of December 2009 then you could qualify for the SEAT Scrappage Incentive. Our incentives are available to use against the majority of the new SEAT models (petrol and diesel), when ordered by the 31st of December 2017. Please note, you must have owned the trade-in vehicle for at least 6 months. 

 

What are Euro Emission Standards? 

All new cars must comply with European exhaust emissions standards. The table below, shows the different Euro categories that apply to new vehicle models approved after a specific date. Every car sold up to a year after the dates below should conform to the appropriate standards. 

Euro emission table

*This is a RAC table and should be used as a guide only. It is worth checking with us what your car’s standard is if you are unsure 

To find out the emission standard of your vehicle online go to www.carfueldata.direct.gov.uk or get in touch with us

 

What models can you purchase?

All models (excluding Ateca and Alhambra) are available on the  SEAT Scrappage Incentive Scheme 

Scrappage models

 

Want to know more? Get in touch 

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enquiries@pulmanseat.co.uk

Pulman SEAT,  Burntland Ave, Southwick, Sunderland SR5 2ET0191 549 2926

What is the SKODA Scrappage Incentive?

To encourage the uptake of latest generation, lower-emission new cars SKODA have announced a new scrappage scheme for Euro 1 to 4 emissions standards vehicles.

What is the SKODA Scrappage Incentive? 

The SKODA Scrappage Incentive launches today – 1st September 2017. Under the plan, drivers will be compensated for switching their older diesel car, for a brand new car. We are offering incentives between £1,500 to £4,000. All qualifying vehicles that are traded in will be permanently taken off the road and scrapped.

 

Do you qualify? 

If you own a vehicle that complies with pre-Euro 5 emission legislation and was registered before 2010, you qualify for the SKODA Scrappage Incentive. Our incentives are available to use against the majority of new SKODA models (petrol and diesel), when ordered by 31st of December 2017. Please note, you must have owned the trade-in vehicle for at least 6 months.  

 

What are Euro Emission Standards? 

All new cars must comply with European exhaust emissions standards. The table below, shows the different Euro categories that apply to new vehicle models approved after a specific date. Every car sold up to a year after the dates below should conform to the appropriate standards. 

SKODA emission

*This is a RAC table and should be used as a guide only. It is worth checking with us what your car’s standard is if you are unsure 

To find out the emission standard of your vehicle online go to www.carfueldata.direct.gov.uk or get in touch with us

Which models can be purchased? 

We are offering scrappage incentives across most of the SKODA petrol and diesel cars. 

Citigo scrappage Fabia scrappage Superb scrappage SKODA Yeti scrappage

Want to know more? Get in touch 

Visit: //pulmanskoda.co.uk/skoda-scrappage-incentive  

enquiries@pulmanskoda.co.uk

Pulman SKODA, Belmont Industrial Estate, DH1 1HP – (0191) 300 6130 

 

What is the Volkswagen Scrappage Upgrade Scheme?

Volkswagen UK have launched a national Scrappage Upgrade Scheme to help owners of pre-Euro5 diesel cars upgrade. Trade in your old diesel, whatever the make, and get up to £6,000 toward a brand new Volkswagen!  

 

What is the Scrappage Upgrade Scheme?

The Volkswagen Scrappage Upgrade Scheme launches today – 1st September 2017. Under the plan, drivers will be compensated for switching their older diesel car for a brand new car. With incentives between £1,800 and £6,000 savings are available against the majority of new Volkswagen models. All qualifying vehicles that are traded in will be permanently taken off the road and scrapped.

 

Do you qualify? 

We’re offering Scrappage Upgrade Savings for any make or model diesel first registered in the UK on or before 31st December 2009 featuring a Euro 1 – 4 emissions standard engine. To find out the emission standard of your vehicle go to www.carfueldata.direct.gov.uk or get in touch with us

 

What are Euro Emission standards? 

All new cars must comply with European exhaust emissions standards. The table below, shows the different Euro categories that apply to new vehicle models approved after a specific date. Every car sold up to a year after the dates below should conform to the appropriate standards.

Volkswagen Euro emission

*This is a RAC table and should be used as a guide only. It is worth checking with us what your car’s standard is if you are unsure 

 

Which models can be purchased? 

We are offering Scrappage Upgrade savings on many of our latest Euro 6 petrol and diesel cars, plus our class leading range of plug-in hybrids and full electric cars. 

VW Scrappage offers

more VW Scrappage offers

 

Want to know more? Get in touch with us! 

enquiries@pulmanvolkswagen.co.uk 

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Pulman Volkswagen Sunderland: Newcastle Road, SR5 1QE – (0191) 541 2025 

Pulman Volkswage Durham: Abbey Road, DH1 5HA – (0191) 336 0030 

 

We are ready to Roc with the Volkswagen T-Roc

Volkswagen unveiled the all-new T-Roc in Italy ahead of its launch in December. The new compact crossover is based on the Golf, with the practicality of an SUV and the quirky and dynamic hatchback styling. 

 

 

Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management commented “The T-Roc sets a new benchmark in the booming SUV segment. The T-Roc embodies all good Volkswagen qualities” 

 

 

 

The T-Roc is snappy with sporty dimensions outside and great functionality inside. Stay connected while driving with the cutting-edge Infotainment systems like Car-Net which brings the internet to your car. You can also choose additional features that let you connect apps, navigate, and send safety and security notifications to your phone.

 

T-roc navigation

 

And the safety features don’t end there. The entry level T-Roc comes with high-tech systems such as Front Assist area monitoring, City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring, the Automatic Post-collision Breaking System and the lane keeping system Lane Assist.

 

T-Roc interior

 

Inside the T-Roc is roomier than the Golf, with more shoulder and head room in the front and rear, as well as a 445-litre boot. 

 

T-Roc exterior

 

“This car really rocks the SUV segment – sometimes louder and sometimes more subdued, according to its specific options and colour combination. It is a new Volkswagen which takes the brand and its owners into the next decade of mobility.”

 

 

WhatCar? took Volkswagen’s smallest, funkiest and most affordable SUV for a spin, read what they thought here

 

Watch the World Premiere of the new T-Roc Live – Tonight 7pm

World Premier – the new T-Roc

The new T-Roc concept car was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014. The T-Roc will now have it’s official world premier tonight and will be open for ordering on the 5th December with demonstrators available to test drive at the end of the year.

The brand new T-Roc expands the Volkswagen SUV range – providing a Lifestyle Crossover with SUV characteristics – the first CUV. 

Pulman celebrate seven years of SEAT.

In August 2010 Pulman acquired the already established Alexandra Bridge Cars in Sunderland and are now celebrating a fantastic 7 years as Pulman SEAT.

A lot has happened in the last 7 years, including 4 recognised awards: winning SEAT UK Dealer of the Year twice; named Motorcodes Best Garage and acknowledged for having the very Best New Car Sales Team across the SEAT UK network just last year. Along with these recognised dealership awards, Pulman also celebrated anniversaries for Alex Paget Sales Manager (30 years with SEAT) Lee Morris Service Manager (over 30 years) and Paul Fowler Business Development Manager (30 years with SEAT), true ambassadors and veterans of the SEAT Brand.

Chris Slater, Site Manager at Pulman SEAT commented: “We don’t know where the last seven years have gone! It has been a whirl wind! To win so many awards and to have a fantastic team that have celebrated individual awards and anniversaries is credit to everyone. More importantly we couldn’t have done it without all the support from our amazing customers, a big thank you from all of us!”

Over the last 7 years Pulman SEAT have delivered new and used cars to over 8,000 customers, along with the Motorcodes Best garage award shows the fantastic customer experience Pulman have to offer.

Chris Slater continues “It’s been very exciting to be part of the SEAT brand. Over the last seven years we have launched the new Leon and Toledo, expanded the range with the new Mii and ATECA, just launched the fifth-generation Ibiza in July and look forward to the new City Crossover SEAT Arona coming at the end of this year.”

SEAT from its state of the art manufacturing facility in Matorell just outside Barcelona have developed their new car range significantly, enhancing the design and functionality of the models, entering new markets with the City Car SEAT Mii and the SUV SEAT ATECA.

The fifth-generation SEAT Ibiza was launched in July 33 years after the very first Ibiza left the production line. It has come a long way and is now packed full of all the latest technology and features. Winning awards from Auto Express for ‘Best Supermini’ and Red Dot Product Design 2017, which is the world’s most prestigious design awards and most importantly a five star NCAP safety rating.

 
 

The new Ibiza is available in S, SE, FR and Xcellence trims. Get there faster with the integrated navigation system. Enjoy the journey and turn up the tunes with BeatsAudio™. Link your smart phone with Full Link Technology – Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto. Look after your family and friends with intuitive features such as Adaptive Cruise Control and Front Assist.

You can test drive the new Ibiza at Pulman SEAT. There are plenty of great offers to be had, including £1,500 deposit contribution, £500 test drive discount and one year’s free insurance on selected models (terms and conditions apply), plus if you currently own a SEAT or have one registered to your household a further £1,000 loyalty discount is available on top of all other offers. Personalise your car further with the exclusive Pulman Carbon style kit.

Pulman SEAT – here’s to the next 7 years and beyond.

For more information on the new SEAT Ibiza visit Pulman SEAT Sunderland or online at pulmanseat.co.uk

 

Fabia RedLine: the new hatchback at Pulman SKODA

We have a fantastic new addition to our hatchback line-up: The Fabia RedLine! With eye catching design and enhanced standard specification, this years WhatCar? 2017 Best Small Car just got even better.

fabia reg

 

The RedLine comes in Moon White metallic paint and features a striking red and grey stripe which runs from the front bumper, over the bonnet and roof, and onto the boot door, and matching red door mirror covers. 

It also comes with enhanced 16″ black Antia alloys and parking sensors 

fabia black alloy

 

On the inside, it comes with exclusive enhancements over the Fabia SE. With leather multifunction sports steering wheel, leather handbrake and sport seats as standard. 

fabia redline

You also have access to SKODA’s SmartLink technology which connects your car and your phone. It allows you to use certain mobile phone apps, such as sat-nav, send and receive texts all through car’s touchscreen. Whether you want to select and listen to music on your smartphone or receive turn-by-turn directions, all of this is mirrored on the central display. 

skoda redline navigation

This special limited edition Fabia RedLine is available at Pulman SKODA with £2,000 deposit contribution at 2.9% Representative APR.  

Want to take a test drive? Hurry we only have 10 RedLines available! Come down to our Pulman SKODA showroom in Belmont Industrial Estate, Durham, DH1 1HP.  

 

 

Meet the new Arteon at Pulman Volkswagen

Volkswagen is expanding its model range with the debut of an avant-garde gran turismo: the new Arteon

The new Volkswagen Arteon was unveiled to the world earlier in the year at the Geneva Motor Show. The all new design is the premium four door saloon from the Volkswagen range and promises to introduce a stunning combination of revolutionary design, irresistible style and unrivaled practicality.  

The Arteon not only offers premium design, but it also leads the way in terms of the latest driver assistance systems.  

 With Dynamic Lighting Assist, Lane Assist, Area View, XDS, Park Assist, and advanced dynamic cornering, you are safe behind the wheel 

arteon assist

A 5-star Euro NCAP rating 

The Arteon lets you enjoy first class communication and navigation options 

Stay informed with Car-Net as it brings the internet to your car. Late? No problem! Keep up to date with the current traffic situation while on the road. Leaving the office? Never miss an email with MirrorLink technology 

The new Arteon is available to order on the 8th of August 2017 for September 2017 delivery! 

Want to know more? Register your interest here 

Pulman Supporting Sunderland AFC Former Players Association

Pulman are proud to support the Sunderland AFC Former Players Association golf day which took place on the 14th July 2017 at George Washington Hotel and Golf Club.

The Sunderland Former Players Association was founded in 1999 and has over 150 members, many of which are ex Sunderland AFC players. The ex players who founded the association look to help and support the local area, local charities and local good causes.

After meeting with SAFC Legend Micky Horswill, Pulman were thrilled with the opportunity to be involved in their charity golf day. Displaying the fantastic Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Polo, SEAT Ibiza and SKODA Superb.

Each team had a SAFC or sporting legend: Jim Montgomery, Dick Malone, Ron Guthrie, Ritchie Pitt . Bobby Kerr and Micky Horswill all members of the 73 cup finale. Kevin Ball, Jim Shoulder, Gary Bennett, Pop Robson, Cec Irwin, John Mcfail, Bobby Park,Martin Scott, Gordon Armstrong, Martin Smith, Chris Turner, Gary Owers, Don Rankin, Peter Stronach, and Billy Hardy the former world boxing champ.

For more information on the Sunderland AFC Former Association please visit:
Website – www.sunderlandafcformerplayersassociation.com
Facebook page – SAFCformerplayers
Twitter page – Sfpa1973

See if you can spot the SAFC legends below:

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