Friday, 28 August 2015

New Café Dafté @ Pulman Volkswagen Durham opens with award winning chef.

Congratulations to Hannah Coils for winning “Apprentice of the year” award at Durham College. Hannah is the apprentice Chef at the newly refurbished Pulman Café at the Pulman Volkswagen showroom in Durham, now renamed as Café Dafté.
Hannah comments: “It’s fantastic to be named ‘Apprentice of the year’ for the catering course at Durham College! Now that the Café has been refurbished I’m excited to put into practice the skills I’ve gained!”

Whilst refurbishing the Durham Volkswagen showroom, Pulman also took the opportunity to refurbish and relaunch the unique Pulman Café now renamed as Café Dafté.

A cosy and delightful addition to the showroom, the café offers delicious fresh food and drinks to customers as well as members of the public. The café itself has expanded allowing for a greater capacity and creating a more spacious environment which includes high tables with charging points for laptops and iPad’s and a soft furnishing sofa area. Although not your typical find in a car showroom, the café adheres to the modern technology of the Volkswagen Brand, featuring Apple TV’s for customer’s to configure and personalise their cars.

Ed Lambe, Head Chef at Café Dafté comments: “Café Dafté has truly been updated! The seating areas, the free Wi-Fi and Apple TV’s all enhance the customer experience. We have updated our menus as well to offer the classics that our customers are familiar with but with a few added extras, you can even place orders over phone for collection! We pride ourselves on making everything fresh on the day using local ingredients to ensure we deliver a fantastic customer experience!”
The café is rated in top 20% of places to eat in Durham on Trip Advisor, being named a “local gem” by its regular visitors. Offering a wide variety of food made fresh on-site, there is always something warm from the oven to try!

Open Monday to Saturday Café Dafté is a true hidden gem, with mouth-watering dishes made fresh on the day. Offering a breakfast and lunch menu, including a full English breakfast, porridge and pancakes to freshly made sandwiches, wraps, panini’s, salads and jacket potatoes. Pulman also provide a range of speciality hot drinks, cakes, scones, quiches and other freshly made dishes. Another wonderful addition to the menu is the special offers, offering competitively priced daily specialities as well as a delightful afternoon tea.

Ed Lambe continues: “It’s fantastic that Hannah has won the apprentice of the year award, she thoroughly deserves it! You can see the progression from when Hannah first joined us to now! Hannah’s gained vast experience in preparing, cooking and finishing complex dishes.”
For more information on the re-launched Café Dafté visit where you’ll find some fantastic launch offers or visit the Pulman Volkswagen showroom at Abbey Road, Durham.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

New SEAT Ibiza available from mid-September!

The new SEAT Ibiza is available from mid-September 2015

The new SEAT Ibiza is beautiful both inside and out. Designed to give you an unbeatable driving experience, the high quality interior finish and advanced driving technology make it easier for you to enjoy the ride. You can also take comfort in the fact that you know you look great on the road with the exciting new colour packs available. They have been carefully chosen by our team of designers and will add excitement to every ride. This powerful beauty also has an EcoTSI engine at its heart, so you don’t have to sacrifice power for efficiency in this little looker.

A new car with development focused on three core areas:

  • New engines and a more refined ride and drive which takes efficiency and performance to a new level 
  • Upgraded design and quality of the interior 
  • Enhanced infotainment and class-leading connectivity options 

The new styling features a new steering wheel and gear knob design, dashboard design and materials, instrument cluster, decorative mouldings and ventilation controls as well as new upholstery options.

 The Ibiza has the ‘Easy Connect’ infotainment system, featuring: 
  • 5.0" or 6.5" touch screen
  • AUX-In, USB port and SD card slot
  • Four or six speakers
  • DAB radio, Bluetooth® telephone and audio streaming

Full Link technology in the new SEAT Ibiza turns your car’s Easy Connect Gen 2 touch screen into an extension of your mobile phone, seamlessly bringing the smartphone experience into your car. Full Link is compatible with Media System Plus and Satellite Navigation infotainment systems and works through Apple CarPlay, Android Auto or MirrorLink technologies, depending on the user’s mobile device Full Link is standard on the CONNECT model.

Through Full Link technology the user can access features of the SEAT DriveApp. These include: Personal desktop and widgets, Drive Profile, Read to me, Live Graphics and Route Tracker and Challenger. The new Ibiza offers customers a choice from six new colour packs.

The excellent fuel consumption and emissions figures1.0 EcoTSI Ecomotive 95PS has 68.9 mpg and CO2 94g/km. These figures are best in class for petrol engines. The 1.4 TDI Ecomotive 75PS model has 83/1 MPG and CO2 88 g/km.

To enquire further contact Pulman SEAT
Call: 0191 549 2926
Visit our website:

New SEAT Alhambra launches at Pulman SEAT on Friday 18th September

The new SEAT Alhambra is expected in showrooms 18th September 2015!

The new SEAT Alhambra has been orderable since Friday 1st May and launches in
Dealerships Friday 18th - Sunday 20th September along with the new Ibiza.
Crafted for comfort, highly adaptable and generously spacious, the new Alhambra is
ready for everything. The new Alhambra is a versatile car with character. Its high roofline
is evidence of its practicality and comfort whilst the distinctive front grille, clean sharp
lines and arrow-shaped bonnet all help create the profile of a family car with a little
extra sporting appeal.
The new LED rear lights, standard across all models, also help to add a distinctive look
to the rear of the car whilst improving overall safety on the road, and whichever trim
level you choose our stylish range of alloy wheels add a touch of class and sportiness.
Furthermore, the sliding doors are a feature that isn’t easily found in similar family cars
like the Ford Galaxy.

A new car with development focused on the following core areas:

1. Three new engines – all EU6 compliant
2. Infotainment
3. Some exterior changes
4. Major interior changes

Two new 1.4 litre petrol options:

1.4 TSI 150PS Manual (available on S and SE) with 150g/km CO2 and an MPG of 43.5 combined. The second option is 1.4 TSI 150PS DSG-auto available on S and SE with 156g/km CO2 and am MPG of 42.2 combined. 

The MY16 Alhambra will have the MIB2 infotainment system which includes:

  • Media System Plus
  • 6.5" colour touch screen
  • MP3 compatible CD player with combined USB/AUX-In port
  • FM/AM radio
  • Bluetooth® audio streaming
  • iPod connection
  • Eight speakers
  • Voice recognition

The sat-nav system also includes:
  • Navigation System with Rear View Camera (includes Media System Plus) 
  • 3D map display
  • Satellite navigation with dynamic route guidance
  • High resolution colour driver’s display
  • SD card slot
  • Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) digital radio

The new exterior features a new front grille, LED rear lights as well as two new colours (Romantic Red metallic and Urano Grey). There will also be two new sets of alloy wheels, one for S and SE Lux versions and the SE wheels will continue to be used on MY16 models. 

The new interior features Features a new steering wheel design, instrument cluster, infotainment system, decorative mouldings, gear shift surround and upholsteries. For the first time there will be three upholstery options on the SE models, cloth, Alcantara and leather, all in black.

For more information or to book a test drive in September contact Pulman SEAT:

Call: 0191 549 2926

For regular updates on all SEAT vehicles visit our website: