Friday, July 2, 2010

Jaguar XJ, Nissan Juke & Happy 4th of July Peoria!

There are so many dealerships here in the Uftring Auto Group that it can be tough to keep up with all of the new vehicles being released and announced. We're not complaining though, there are some great vehicles being released with more heavy hitters arriving throughout the fall. If you haven't done so already, you should check out our Jaguar dealership site. We've got new information up about the 2011 Jaguar XJ and its variants, and we also have three new 2011 Jaguar XJs in our inventory. This car is leading the charge in an exciting and bold new design direction for Jaguar. It's a huge departure from their previous work and it looks fantastic.


Speaking of bold new directions, the Nissan Juke will be coming this fall. Think of an SUV coupled with a sports coupe. It's got a killer look to it that really sets it apart from anything else on the road. This is an extremely cool crossover vehicle and you'll be able to see it at Uftring Nissan in October. It's a hot vehicle and we can't wait to drive it and offer you the chance to do the same. Check out our Nissan Juke info page for more details and pictures.

Back at the Jaguar Land Rover site, have a page up about the Land Rover LR2, which is a great SUV for the Peoria area and Illinois as a whole. It's a luxury SUV that you can afford, and make sure you take a look into our used LR2 models. In addition, we've posted our Jaguar Land Rover staff up on the website so that you can begin familiarizing yourself with them. They're a great group of people who are top notch and passionate about what they do.

We here at the Uftring Auto Group hope that you have a happy, fun, and safe 4th of July weekend. Hooray for freedom! Drive safely this weekend in Peoria, or wherever you go in Illinois and beyond.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Electric Vehicles Chevy Volt and Nissan LEAF Coming to Peoria!

The automobile industry is taking us into an exciting new era with some of its upcoming vehicles. The Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt are two different approaches to implementing electric powered engines into cars. These are two hot vehicles that are generating a lot of buzz, and we at Uftring are proud that we will be able to offer our customers a choice of electric vehicles at the end of this year through our Uftring Nissan and Chevrolet dealerships in Peoria. There are many benefits to electric powered cars, including zero emissions, a much lower cost of travel than using gasoline, and reduction of dependency on foreign oil among others.  Both the Nissan LEAF and the Chevy Volt can be powered up by plugging them in to an outlet at your home.

The Nissan LEAF runs purely on electrical power. It doesn't even have exhaust pipes because there are no emissions! Customers can actually pre-order the Nissan LEAF through the LEAF's website for $99, though that doesn't guarantee you a vehicle. The Nissan LEAF can travel up to 100 miles on a charge - perfect for traveling around Peoria, Pekin, Chillicothe, Bloomington Normal, or Galesburg.  This car is exciting because it's real, not just a concept, and they will be in our Peoria dealerships this fall and winter! Uftring Nissan, in Peoria on Allen Road, will see the Nissan LEAF arrive in stock sometime this December.  That means you could be driving an electric vehicle in Illinois before the end of the year.

The Chevrolet Volt is another take on the electric car, though it isn't purely electric like the Nissan LEAF. The Chevy Volt does not have a gas engine, but it does have a gas generator that will power up to produce more electricity for the battery when its charge is depleted. The Chevrolet Volt can travel up to 40 miles on an electric charge, and about 300 miles overall with the gas generator. The Chevy Volt should be in Peoria sometime in November.

You can read in more detail about these electric cars in Peoria at the Chevrolet Volt page on and the Nissan LEAF info page on the Uftring Nissan website. We're extremely excited for their potential and that we can offer our customers a variety of vehicles to suit their tastes, preferences, and lifestyles. Visit us online if you need any Nissan service or Nissan parts to your vehicle in Peoria, or if you need any Chevy parts or Chevy service for your vehicle in the Peoria area. We hope to see you soon! Visit for updates on the latest vehicles and happenings at the Uftring Auto Group, and don't forget to become fans of the Jim McComb Facebook page and the Uftring Nissan Facebook page to stay on top of the most recent news.