Tuesday, 26 May 2015

SKODA Superb Combi

Only a few weeks after announcing the SKODA Superb hatchback, SKODA have confirmed that the new Superb Combi will be released to the market in September 2015

Set to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motorshow, this attractive newcomer is setting new standards in its segment in terms of space, comfort, connectivity, and the environment. With an impressive boot volume of 2,000 litres in total (660 litres more than the previous model), it has the largest interior space and luggage compartment within its class.

The new Superb Combi will be offered with a variety of new systems to increase safety and eco-friendliness as well as Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC)

SKODA says the driver and passenger will have 39mm more elbow rooms, with a headroom of 995mm in the front and 1,001mm in the rear and rear knee room of 157mm (which is twice as much as the nearest competitor) as well as rear elbow room increased by 70mm. 

The new combi is 30% more efficient than its predecessor, with the petrol engine outputs between 125PS and 280PS and the diesel range 120PS and 190PS. 

The Superb combi will also feature the latest infotainment systems with smartlink (MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technology) and optional high-speed internet technology. 

The SKODA Superb Combi will be available to test drive and order at Pulman Volkswagen from September 2015

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The Volkswagen Passat Bluemotion averages 76.3mpg

The new Volkswagen Passat Bluemotion and estate version have gone on sale in Germany, with orders being taken in the UK from June. 

The new vehicle reveals very impressive fuel economy figures, averaging 76.3mpg and emitting just 95g/km of CO2.

Both the Passat ans Passat estate are powered at 118bhp 1.6 litre diesel engine with a six speed manual gearbox. The Bluemotion 16 inch alloy wheels, a radiator shutter and a radiator grille designed to improve the cars aerodynamics, all boosting fuel efficiency.

Friday, 8 May 2015

New 2015 SEAT Ibiza Revealed with 88g/km diesel

The new SEAT Ibiza Super-mini has been revised to feature improved engines and new technology

Although a completely new Ibiza is expected within the next two years, this update debuted at the Barcelona motor show features a more efficient engine line up, extra safety equipment and new connectivity technology.

The look of the Ibiza now features LED daytime running lights, two new alloy wheel deigns and two new choices of paint colour. Inside, the infotainment system represents the most change, featuring mirror link technology,  DAB digital radio and voice control. SEAT says the new system is operated by a new, easier to use interface and works with Apple and Android smartphones integrating with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The new safety equipment includes a "Tired Recognition System" to monitor driver fatigue. There is also a Multi-Collision Brake, automatically slowing the car down after a crash, even turning on the hazard warning lights to warn other drivers.

The engine and suspension update features the option of adaptive dampers and a new engine line up.

The entry level model is a 1.0 litre three cylinder petrol engine with 75 bhp. However the upgrade which offers more power is a 94bhp or 102 bhp 1.0 Eco TSI unit (available with SEAT's DSG dual-clutch gearbox.) The other options are a 1.4 TDI 74bhp which emits 88g/km, the most frugal of all engines available, also available in 89bhp and 104bhp.

There are three launch offers available in the UK, the standard entry level S model, SE models have air conditioning and a colour touch screen as standard and the sportier FR model featuring some racier design touches.

The new 2015 SEAT Ibiza will be available in the UK from August this year at Pulman SEAT,

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Volkswagen presented the new C Coupe GTE at Auto Shanghai 2015

The new hybrid luxury hybrid saloon has been revealed, illustrating a new design approach for Volkswagen's future top saloons.

Powered by an innovative plug-in hybrid drive system the car's drive sources combine to produce an impressive 500Nm of system torque.

Intended for the Chinese market, the car measures over 5 meters in length and has an impressive appearance from all angles.

The engine consists of a turbocharged petrol direct-injection engine, with four cylinders, an 8-speed automatic gearbox, an electric motor integrated in the gearbox module and a lithium -ion battery.

Despite it's excellent fuel efficiency, the C Coupe is impressively sporty, achieving 0-62mph in 8.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 144mph.

The C Coupe GTE can also drive on electric power alone up to a speed of 81mph and enables driving with zero local emissions and a range of 31 miles. The battery integrated at the rear can be charged while driving or whilst parked.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Pulman Group begin £700k refurbishment on flagship Durham showroom

Pulman Group, a multi franchise motor dealer group based in the North East , has started a £500k refurbishment of its flagship Volkswagen car showroom on Abbey Road in Durham.
Newcastle based Silverstone Building Consultancy has been appointed as Project Manager on the refurbishment following their successful completion of a ‘pop-up’ ŠKODA car showroom for the Pulman Group last year, providing temporary accommodation for the new franchise.
Robertson Construction has been appointed as the main contractor on the Volkswagen refurbishment following a competitive tender process in which three other construction companies pitched for the work.

The 15 year old car showroom will undergo a full refurbishment to upgrade all internal and external elements of the building to bring it in line with the new Volkswagen retail concept.
Pulman has also appointed Silverstone as Project Manager on the construction of a £2 million new build ŠKODA retail concept in Durham which will replace the temporary car showroom they developed last year.  Construction companies have been invited to tender for the design and build project which is expected to start on site in June 2015.
Pulman launched its first retailer in Durham in 1998 starting out with 17 employees, they now employ over 160 people. The new ŠKODA retailer will bring their total number of showrooms to four.

Pulman’s managing director, Mike Pulman said: “This is a very exciting time for Pulman, the re-development of our Volkswagen site in Durham is part of an ongoing investment programme that will provide our customers with a fantastic revitalised blended retail facility, whilst of course keeping the distinctive Pulman experience that our customers expect, along with showcasing the complete Volkswagen model range.“

Richard Farrey, director at Silverstone said: “We have worked closely with Volkswagen to prepare specifications, gain planning consent, appoint a professional team and tender the works.
“Following Robertson’s appointment the refurbishment project is now underway and we anticipate completion in 12 weeks. We have planned the project carefully to allow Pulman to continue trading as normal during the refurbishment.“

Pulman Volkswagen Durham remains open 7 days a week with no disruption to sales or service through the refurbishment process.