Tuesday, 22 April 2014

New Polo available to order now

New Polo available to order now 

New technology and styling, more efficient engines, same great customer offer

The new Polo will be available to order from the 23rd April, with the first cars in the UK arriving in July. 

The main changes for the face-lifted super-mini include:

  • Technology: new touch-screen infotainment system (second generation of the system in the new Golf) and new driver assistance systems such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), which are more commonly seen on higher-segment cars 
  • Style: new exterior and interior styling includes new bumpers, wheels, lights, dash trim, instrument clusters, upholstery and paint colours such as Mayan blue and Sunset red
  • Efficiency: it's up to 23% more efficient compared to the outgoing model because of the new BlueMotion technology engines, including a new 1.0-litre unit available in various power outputs. Other features include stop-start function and battery regeneration
All models have reductions in CO2 emissions of between 14 and 32g/km, meaning road tax will be lower for some variants. 

BlueMotion and GTI models won't be available to order until later this year, with customers deliveries expected in 2015. 

New Polo- Highlights 

  • New MIB II Infotainment system and multifunction steering wheel (same as Golf Mk7)
  • New safety & Driver Assistance features usually seen in Golf size cars such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with front assist and City emergency braking. 
  • New interiors; upholsteries, dash trims, instrument gauges, leather multifunction steering wheel
  • New exterior features; bumpers, headlights, wheels, colours
  • New intuitive, connected Infotainment system 
  • New BlueMotion technology engines; up to 23% more fuel efficient 
  • New petrol Polo BlueMotion 1.0 TSI 90ps
  • New 1.0 three-cylinder petrol engines; 60ps, 75ps, 90ps, 110ps
  • Increased power outputs; BlueGT 1.4 TSI ACT engine increases from 140 to 150ps, GTI engine is up weighted to 1.8 TSI 192ps
Key Dates 
  • The new Polo is available to order from Wednesday 23rd April 2014
  • The official brochures and price lists will be available in May 
  • Production of the new Polo begins in June 
  • The first UK deliveries will be available from July

The new Volkswagen Polo has more standard fit equipment than the previous models. 

This includes Volkswagen's touch-screen infotainment system- featuring a 6.5- inch colour monitor, as well as Bluetooth and USB connectivity- Hill Hold control, DAB radio and an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System to improve safety. 

Above the base spec S trim level sits the S A/C grade. Available with the sane 106g/km CO2 1.0 litre three-cylinder petrol unit and five-speed box, this model adds air conditioning to the standard car's competitive list of features. 

You can upgrade to the SE trim on top of the S A/C spec, this adds 15-inch 'Lyon' alloy wheels, chrome strips on the front bumper, electric mirrors, remote central locking and a glove box-mounted CD player. Five-door models get electric windows all round, too. 

On top of the 60.1 mpg 1.0 petrol, SE trim also gets the choice of a more powerful 75hp unit, as well as a 90hp 1.2-litre TSI turbo engine with the option of a seven-speed DSG automatic - returning 60.1 mpg - and a 75hp 1.4-litre TDI turbodiesel returning 83.1mpg. 

SE Design specification is available with the same choice of power units, and adds 'more style', according to Volkswagen. 

Volkswagen will launch with a limited time special edition model, the SE Design. 

Exterior features 
  • 16' ''Portago'' anthracite alloy wheels
  • Choice of 5 colours 
  • Black door mirrors 
  • Gloss black radiator grill
  • Front fogs with static cornering 
  • Tinted rear windows 
  • Darkened rear taillights 
  • LED rear license plate lighting 
Interior features 
  • 'Pyramid' Upholstery in Palladium grey or ceramique 
  • Front sport seats 
  • Ceramique door inserts and lower dash
  • Ceramique contrast stitching on controls and floor mats 
  • White footwell lighting 
  • Aluminium look pedals 
  • Dark Rhodium heating, vents and radio trim 

For more information please contact us. 

Pulman Volkswagen 
Durham Tel- 0191 383 2444
Sunderland Tel- 0191 548 0235
Website- www.pulmanvolkswagen.co.uk
Facebook- Pulman Volkswagen 
Twitter @Pulmanvw

Friday, 11 April 2014

Pulman Volkswagen helps Cash for Kids raise over £22,000

Politeness Pays!

One lucky winner scooped the top prize of a brand new Volkswagen Take Up! Car in Metro Radio’s Cash for Kids recent campaign and all because she said “Thank You!”

The Mission Thank you Campaign, led by Cash for Kids, gave local people and companies the opportunity to publically thank their friends, family, neighbours and customers and by doing so, were entered into a raffle to win a fabulous new Volkswagen Take Up! car, donated by Pulman Volkswagen.

The campaign was to remind people of just how important it is to say ‘thank you’.  On average, people hear a spoken ‘thank you’ 5-10 times a day, and over 60% of people believe that receiving a ‘thank you’ brightens up their day. Over 40% of people think that as a nation, we don’t say ‘thank you’ enough, and the goal of Mission Thank You was to reverse this trend.

The Cash for Kids and radio team including presenters Steve and Karen, Brian Moore and Stu Elmore toured the region displaying random acts of kindness, giving gifts to members of the public and completing a fundraising bag pack at Asda, Metrocentre. Members of the public entered into the spirit by paying a £1 donation and sending a thank you message to someone who deserved it.

The lucky winner was Valerie from Penrith who said: “I can’t believe I’ve won, I’m in total shock!”
Chris Slater, Communications Manager for Pulman Volkswagen said “We are delighted to work with Cash for Kids on this campaign. Here at Pulman Volkswagen, we take pride in our customer service, ensuring that we deliver a fantastic customer experience, as well as saying thank you to every one of our loyal customers. To be able to reward one listener who has said thank you with a new Volkswagen Take Up! and helping Cash for Kids raise over £22,000 along the way shows our commitment to supporting local people.”

Stu Elmore, Metro Radio presenter “The Mission Thank You Campaign was a win-win for everyone. Not only did you get to make someone’s day by sending them a lovely thank you, but the £1 donation will help a disadvantaged child AND you had the chance of winning an amazing VOLKSWAGEN Take Up car!”

The competition ran throughout the Northern Network (Metro Radio, TFM, CFM and Borders) 

Winner Valerie (left) collecting her car from Marketing manager Natalie Wilson, and Communications Manager Chris Slater. With a helping hand from Courage the Cat from Cash 4 Kids.