Approved Used SKODA Fabia Event

SKODA Fabia Approved Used Car Event

From the 1st to 30th April Pulman SKODA are offering fantastic offers across the used Fabia range, find out more in our blog…

Drive away in a stylish SKODA Fabia from Pulman SKODA this April and receive the following:

  • £500 Deposit Contribution with SKODA finance
  • 2 Years’ Free Servicing with SKODA Finance
  • 5% APR Representative

Plus receive the following Approved Used Benefits:

  • Up to 2 Years’ Warranty
  • Up to 2 Years’ Roadside Assistance
  • Free MOT Test

We currently have used SKODA Fabia SE, SE L and Monte Carlo trims in stock. Take a look at some of the available cars below*:


This 65 reg Fabia SE comes with Bluetooth, 6.5” Touchscreen, DAB Digital Radio & Front Assistant Collision Mitigation, keeping you safe and entertained throughout your journey. View the full advert here.

Used SKODA Fabia SE


Keep your passengers entertained in this 65 Reg SKODA Fabia SE L with Bolero radio with telephone control, Mirror Link, USB and SD card, Bluetooth, DAB Digital Radio and much more! Read the full SKODA Fabia SE L specification here.

Used SKODA Fabia SE L

Monte Carlo

Super sporty this used Fabia Monte Carlo offers Panoramic Sunroof, Sports Style Seats, Air Conditioning, 6.5” Touchscreen and much more. Click here to view this model!

Used SKODA Fabia Monte Carlo

If you’re interested in a used Fabia contact our SKODA team on 0191 383 7500 or visit our Pulman branch on Belmont Industrial Estate, Durham, DH1 1HP. Keep up-to-date with the latest Pulman SKODA news by following our social channels:

Facebook: SKODA
Twitter: SKODA

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Fabia Event Terms and Conditions: 
*Subject to availability: Car images used within the blog are available at time of blog post publication (10/4/19) and may no longer be available.

With a Solutions Personal Contract Plan. 18s+. Subject to availability and status. T&Cs apply.*Offer available on Approved Used FABIA registered after 01 March 2015 when purchased before 30 April 2019. 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 Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time.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 time of publication. Freepost ŠKODA Financial Services.^ Covers next two consecutive services, limited to one minor and one major service. #24 months approved used warranty & roadside assistance only available on vehicles 3-5 years old, under 72,000 miles when purchasing on a Solutions Personal Contract Plan until 30/06/19.⁺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. 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.

Volkswagen, SEAT and SKODA Drive into 2019 as WhatCar? Winners

It’s that time of year again, it’s What Car? Award season! There’s no bigger prize than a win at the annual What Car? Car of the Year Awards. This year we are incredibly proud to announce that we have won a whole host of awards! Let’s see who scooped first prize…


The SKODA winning streak has continued as we drive into 2019 with two WhatCar? category wins and four price point victories – that’s an impressive six accolades! The SKODA Octavia was crowned ‘Family Car of the Year’ and the SKODA Superb was awarded ‘Estate Car of the Year’ for the fourth year in a row. Last, but not least, the Superb, Karoq, Citigo and Fabia also went on to win a price point award!

Here’s what Ian Jarvis, SKODA Sales Manager had to say:

“Winning a What Car? Car of the Year Award is the biggest accolade a car and car maker can get. SKODA cars are dynamic, interesting and simply clever – coupled with the Pulman fantastic customer experience, owning a SKODA just got even better!


SKODA was not the only winner on the night. Two SEAT models have also claimed top category honours in the What Car? Awards 2019. The CUPRA Ateca won sports SUV of the year and the SEAT Arona won small SUV of the year (for the second consecutive year) at the What Car? Awards in London.

Alex Paget, SEAT site manager, said

“To be recognised by industry experts for our SUV models is fantastic, we are incredibly proud that SEAT and CUPRA were crowned winners at the 2019 WhatCar? Awards. We knew that the CUPRA Ateca was going to be a spectacular car, but when it was delivered to site we couldn’t wait to get it out on the road. The CUPRA Ateca is ready and waiting to hit the roads of Sunderland – why not pop along to Pulman SEAT for a test drive?”


Volkswagen might of been late to the pick-up party when it launched the Amarok in 2010, but it was worth the wait! This year the Amarock was crowned overall winner in the Pick-up of the Year category.

Here’s what Keith Ramshaw, our Volkswagen Sales Manager had to say:

The Volkswagen Amarock is a fantastic car, and my go-to demonstrator all year round. It truly is a truck you can use every day, from a weekend away, to a trip to the supermarket! Our SKODA showroom in Belmont Industrial Estate deals with all our used Commercial Vehicle stock – make sure you check out our website!

Pulman Group have four locations across Durham and Sunderland. Offering great deals on new Volkswagen, SEAT and SKODA cars along with a wide range of used cars. Want to know more? Click here.

New SKODA Fabia Review

It’s always tricky for a car manufacturer when they decide to renew or update one of their most popular models. Consequently, when ŠKODA announced that a new version of the Fabia was to be launched, customers may have been a tad nervous.

Well, here’s the good news.  ŠKODA has played it safe and the latest Fabia is more of an evolution than revolution. In other words, it’s better than ever and will no doubt continue to rack-up awards.

The new Fabia hatchback and estate are currently only available with a 1.0 litre petrol, 3-cylinder engine in various states of tune.  The entry level Fabia S hatchback, costing £12,255, comes with a 59bhp MPi engine. You can only have this engine in the S trim level.

Most of the other trims, SE, SE-L, Colour Edition and top of the range Monte Carlo are available with the 1.0 litre engine developing either 74, 94 or 108bhp. The 108bhp engine is also available with an automatic gearbox.

For the best of all worlds in terms of power, flexibility and economy, we’d recommend you go for the 94bhp turbocharged TSi engine. Granted, in S trim this bumps up the price to £13,865, but you end up with a car this is much better to drive. It is responsive…0-60 in around 10 seconds compared to 16.6 seconds in the lesser powered engine…and you actually achieve slightly better fuel economy of 61mpg as opposed to 57mpg. It’s well worth the extra cash and will probably hold onto its value better anyway.

The real difference though, is in the driving because the TSi engine is much more flexible and makes the Fabia a joy to drive. You can opt for a 108bhp TSi engine which would suit owners who regularly travel fully loaded with passengers or baggage, but the 94bhp engine will be perfect for most owners. If you go for the Fabia estate, which is around £1000 more than the hatch, we’d suggest either of the TSi engines.

The ŠKODA Fabia has always represented terrific value for money and this latest model picks up where the previous version left off. The S level of trim brings you electric front windows and heated door mirrors; remote central locking and DAB radio, but we’d move up to something like SE trim which adds air conditioning, height adjustment to both front seats, rear parking sensors, Smartlink which links the car to your mobile phone, multi-function steering wheel and smart alloy wheels. There’s even an umbrella under the front passenger seat.

You also have one of the roomiest interiors in this class of car. Don’t be fooled by the compact exterior dimensions, the ŠKODA Fabia will seat five adults and cope with a fair heap of luggage. There’s a touch of quality about the interior too. It should easily cope with the sort of wear and tear a family is likely to throw at it.

The ŠKODA Fabia is one of the best cars in its class. No wonder it has become such a popular sight on our roads. Thinking about taking one for a spin? The best idea is to call into Pulman SKODA in Durham and speak to one of their friendly client advisors. They’ll give you all the information you need to pick the right SKODA for you. While you are having a look around their showroom why not stop for a cup of coffee and a scone? Or perhaps a spot of yoga in their purpose built yoga studio – you won’t regret it!

Pulman Black Friday Sale Now On!

The nights are getting darker, and the weather is getting colder, which can only mean one thing – the Black Friday sales will be in full swing next week! To mark the start of the festive season why not join us and celebrate Black Friday with Pulman! Not only are we offering better than Black Friday Savings across the new car range, but you can also get your hands on a fantastic extra £500 towards your part exchange.

What is Black Friday?

Black Friday is an informal name for the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Police officers in Philadelphia first used the term ‘Black Friday’ when large crowds of shoppers came to the city after Thanksgiving creating chaos. traffic and shoplifting opportunities. The name ‘Black Friday’ soon grew throughout the U.S and today, it commonly marks the start of the festive season! The concept was first brought to the UK in 2010 and has continuously grown in popularity over the years. 

But is Black Friday as good as it’s made up to be? Can you really pick up a good deal in the sales? Here’s our ultimate guide to the best new and used Black Friday offers on at Pulman… 



Volkswagen Golf 1.5 TSI TSI Evo 130PS 

Save a huge £2,321 off RRP plus £1,500 towards your deposit at 5.5% Representative APR 

Key features include: Parking sensors (front and rear), 16″ Linear Alloy Wheels and connect your smartphone with Car-Net ‘App-Connect’ 

Check out our Volkswagen offers here


New SEAT Leon FR 1.5 TSI 130PS 

Save a huge £2,344 off RRP plus up to an extra £1,000 discount available for existing SEAT owners 

Key features: 17″ Dynamic Alloy Wheels, Navigation system, front sport seats, full LED headlights and rear parking sensors 

Check out our SEAT offers here


New SKODA Fabia Colour Edition 1.0 MPI 75PS 

Saving a huge £863 off RRP plus £2,500 towards your deposit at 3.9% Representative APR 

Key features include: 16″ Vigo alloys (a choice of black, white or silver), rear parking sensors, Radio Swing Plus with 6.5″ touchscreen display and connect your smartphone through SmartLink+ (Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto) 

Check out our SKODA offers here

SKODA have set the supermini standard once again as the new Fabia is announced

Check out the new SKODA Fabia! Fresh front-end design, plus a significant specification boost across the range – LED daytime running lights, Front Assist and Multifunction Trip Computer now as standard – it is a supermini to watch. Interested? This revised Fabia is set to hit the UK next month with a new all-petrol lineup, hatch and estate body styles and five trim level options – Including the Monte Carlo and Colour Edition.

This new, facelifted Fabia is the most advanced and well equipped ever, with a host of new safety systems, boosted specifications and a sharp new look. To meet increased demand for petrol power, ŠKODA has refreshed the Fabia’s engine line-up with three power outputs of 75PS, 95PS and 110PS, the latter of which comes with the option of a seven-speed DSG transmission.

All models in the new range now feature LED daytime running lights as standard along with Front Assist and a Multifunction Trip Computer. Customers stepping up to the SE model can choose from all drivetrain options and gain front fog lights and 15-inch Cygnus alloy wheels over the outgoing model, along with Radio Swing Plus and auto up/down function for the electric windows. Colour Edition models gain 16-inch Vigo alloy wheels in white, silver or black.

Fabia 2018 front

Customers opting for the SE L benefit from an even more significant equipment boost over the previous model. The SE L models now feature Amundsen satellite navigation, Infotainment Online (for one year), lighting in the front centre console and 16-inch Evora alloy wheels. These items are in addition to the outgoing Fabia SE L’s already comprehensive specification list.

Looking at the range topper? The ever-popular Fabia Monte Carlo further enhances its reputation for sportiness with a range of new features. These include climate control air conditioning, LED rear lights, rear electric windows and new seat upholstery. The styling package includes a black front spoiler, black roof, black floor mats and carbon-effect dashboard trim.

Fabia 2018 inside

Buyers will also be able to personalise their Fabia thanks to a vast range of options that include systems and features usually reserved for premium and luxury models. These include Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear View Camera, Driver Fatigue Assistant, and for the first time on Fabia, full LED headlights. The new model also introduces an additional safety system; Blind Spot Detection and Rear Traffic Alert (£390 RRP). Blind Spot detection helps the driver to change lanes safely by registering any vehicles in the blind spot, while Rear Traffic Alert recognises vehicles approaching from the sides when reversing out of parking bays.

Fabia 2018

The Fabia is the brand’s second biggest selling model in the UK after the Octavia, and has been a mainstay of the ŠKODA range since its introduction in 2001. The third-generation supermini was launched in 2014 and has already clocked up more than half a million sales worldwide – making it the brand’s top seller in Europe. Want to know more about the SKODA Fabia? Check out the Pulman website here:

Pulman Behind The Scenes: SKODA Fabia

It’s time to go behind the scenes of one of our filming days again! This time, with the help of The Social Co. and Graham Courtney we were filming the fantastic SKODA Fabia. 

Interior Fabia Filming

More dynamic and expressive than ever the SKODA Fabia is  a fresh and modern supermini turned heads as we drove to our filming location. And this time we were back in Durham to film – believed to be one of the most haunted places in County Durham, Lumley Castle was the perfect backdrop and it certainly didn’t scare the Fabia. 

While previously with the Arona and the T-Roc we have ventured out into more country locations, the Fabia is the perfect city car. Small and incredibly functional, the rear parking sensors means it’s perfect for reversing into tight spaces. But don’t be fooled into thinking this is going to be your typical small car. We managed to fit all of The Social Co. filming equipment in the boot and have room to spare! 

Exterior Fabia filming


Pulman Review: The SKODA Fabia

The guys at What Car? magazine know what they’re doing. They spend months pouring over cars, pitting one against the other. Manufacturers are delighted to collect some sort…any sort…of gong.

At ŠKODA however, things are different. They’re getting used to needing a trolley to deal with their trophy haul. This year was no different; ŠKODA romped home with a grand total of six awards which, let’s face it, is quite an achievement. In fact, it’s fair to say that the only area where they didn’t win anything was in the categories where they don’t actually have one of those type of cars.

Ever since it was launched, the ŠKODA Fabia, which is now into its third generation, has racked up dozens of awards. It doesn’t matter whether you go for the Fabia Hatch or the Fabia Estate, you’re still buying a winner.

Both cars have a fine reputation for being roomy, well equipped and reliable. That’s why they make for ideal family transportation. It doesn’t matter whether you are on a daily commute, on the school run, heading off to the shops or taking the family to the beach, there’s a ŠKODA Fabia to fit the bill. Oh, and talking of bills, a starting price of £10,500 represents cracking value and you’ll find that your Fabia holds onto its value like a limpet.

Both the Fabia Hatch and Fabia Estate follow similar lines when it comes to engine choices and trim.

You can choose from four 1.0 litre petrol engines developing between 59bhp and 108bhp… or there’s a pair of 1.4 litre diesel engines ranging from 89bhp to 103bhp.

Most of them can be teamed-up with an automatic gearbox and you can get the majority of those engines in the selection of  trims…S, S Plus, SE, SE-L and top of the range Monte Carlo which comes with everything. There are always some really tempting special edition models like the Colour Edition or Redline, although they’re reserved for the Fabia Hatch only.

When it comes to engines, it’s the usual choice……if you want a smooth engine and good economy…go for the 1.0 litre petrol units. Something like the mid-range 93bhp ŠKODA Fabia has a 0-60 time of just over 10 seconds…

If you prefer economy… the 1.4 litre diesels will be perfect?

Our favourite?….we like the most powerful 103bhp diesel version. It blends performance AND economy.

In terms of kit, every ŠKODA Fabia comes with DAB radio, Bluetooth, front electric windows, smart alloys and of course class-leading safety kit. Move up to our favourite, SE-L…and you also get air conditioning, daytime running lights, cruise control, rear parking sensors, a multifunction leather steering wheel with radio and telephone control, and Smart Link which seamlessly connects your phone and its apps to a colour touchscreen. There’s even an umbrella under the front passenger seat.

Don’t forget there’s a 3 year, 60,000 mile warranty…and of course the fantastic Pulman customer service comes as standard. Go on, find out why the guys at What Car? know that the ŠKODA Fabia is a winner.

Want to know more about the SKODA Fabia? Click here

The Geneva Motor Show 2018

The Geneva Motor Show is the largest and most exciting event in the motor calendar – and this year will be no different. Here at Pulman we will be bringing you all the action, from the first look at the I.D Vizzion Saloon to the new Fabia – we have all the latest Volkswagen Group news. The covers will be pulled off a glittering array of new models, so let’s check out what we can expect to see…


The SKODA Fabia

The updated Fabia was revealed ahead of the Geneva Motor Show – and we can’t wait to see it on the SKODA stand! Along with updated aesthetics, one of our favourite superminis now has upgraded driver assistance and infotainment technology.

Skoda Fabia


The SKODA Vision X

SKODA have finally pulled the wraps off the much anticipated Vision X concept and we can’t wait to see it at the Geneva Motor Show shortly. The new Vision X concept really is the future. Adding features from SKODA’s current SUV models – the Kodiaq and the Karoq – the new Vision X showcases a sustainable drive concept which combines a petrol-powered engine and an electric motor. Stay tuned to find out more…

Concept X


The SKODA Kodiaq L&K

At the SKODA exhibition, there is no doubt that the spotlight will be on the new Kodiaq L&K. The new range-topping variant of the SUV model line-up, will be presented to the public for the first time. So what can we expect? Distinct design features and a range of new exclusive equipment as standard set the Kodiaq L&K apart from the rest of the range. We just can’t wait to see it!

Skoda Kodiaq


The CUPRA Ateca

At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show the CUPRA, a new and special brand, will be presented to the general public for the first time. This new brand, which will be integrated in SEAT, is showcasing the powerful, dynamic and exclusive CUPRA Ateca. Designed to turn heads, it is a unique models with 4Drive all-wheel drive system and a new 7=speed DSG gearbox, which will power the car into a new age.



The CUPRA e-Racer

One of the main highlights at the CUPRA booth will be the CUPRA e-Racer. A true motorsport car, it delivers 300 KW of continues power – and will be the first 100% electric racing touring car in the world!

New Cupra eRacer



In the SEAT booth, the brand will present a new Leon CUPRA R ST with a new engine, 4Drive all-wheel drive system and DSG gearbox. We can’t wait to see it take to the stand!



SEAT Technology

SEAT are known for their innovative use of technology and this year is no different. SEAT’s new Digital Cockpit will be one of the main novelties and will be featured in the CUPRA Ateca, the SEAT Leon CUPRA R ST, the Leon FR and the Arona. Stay tuned to hear about all the new SEAT technology…


The Volkswagen I.D VIZZION

The I.D VIZZION unveiled by Volkswagen is a full electric sedan and will be the future top model of the I.D family. Predicted to reach the roads by 2022 at the latest, the I.D VIZZION is prepared for fully autonomous driving. What do you think?

Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion


The Volkswagen SEDRIC

SEDRIC, which is a semi-abbreviation for ‘SElf DRIving Car’, is like a mobile room ready to deliver you to your destination without any need to direct the vehicle manually. With an interior more like a limo than a car it goes without saying that is concept is not only incredibly futuristic, but with its strong design focus it is incredibly striking.

Volkswagen SEDRIC

Want to know more about the Geneva Motor show? Get all the latest news here! 

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.