Sunday, January 27, 2013
Contact: Joe Phillips FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Phone: (309) 690-6200
Mobile: (309) 369-5775
joephillips (at) uftringnissan.com
UFTRING NISSAN ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP
Gary Uftring welcomes Joe Phillips as a partner in the North Allen Road dealership
Gary Uftring announced today that Joe Phillips, General Manager at Uftring Nissan, has become an ownership partner in the North Allen Road dealership, effective immediately. Mr. Phillips has been the General Manager of Uftring Nissan since 2006, when the dealership opened its current facility at 7400 N. Allen Road in Peoria.
Uftring Nissan’s dealer principal, Gary Uftring, said, “I am tremendously excited to welcome Joe Phillips as a partner at Uftring Nissan. Joe’s leadership and vision for the future is the driving force behind the success of the dealership. Joe and the entire Uftring Nissan team have the products and facility to shine in 2013 and beyond. I look forward to their achievements and continued commitment to exceptional customer service.”
Mr. Phillips, commenting on the partnership, said, “I would like to thank Gary Uftring for the opportunity to take my involvement in this great dealership to the next level. For the past 13 years, Gary’s guidance and friendship have been a source of great inspiration for me both professionally and personally. As Uftring Nissan continues to grow, I am dedicated to maintaining the standards of excellence that define every Uftring dealership.”
ABOUT UFTRING NISSAN
Uftring Nissan is a full-service Nissan dealership located at 7400 N. Allen Road in Peoria, IL. Uftring Nissan is a member of the Uftring Auto Group, and has been serving customers from its current location since 2006. Uftring Nissan is a four-time recipient of the Nissan Owner First Award of Excellence – awarded to select Nissan dealers who excel in 12 different sales and service categories.
ABOUT JOE PHILLIPS
Joe Phillips graduated from the University of Illinois in 1992 and has been in the automotive field for 21 years at dealerships in Peoria and Clearwater, Florida. Joe joined the Uftring Auto Group in May of 2000 and has served as both Nissan Sales Manager and General Manager. Joe and his wife Shari live in Germantown Hills and attend Great Oaks Community Church. They have two boys, Parker, 15 and Lucas, 10, and enjoy traveling and sports.
7400 N. Allen Road
Peoria, Illinois 61614
FORD - FUSING TECHNOLOGIES
Many of the innovative technologies of Fusion Energi are shared across Ford’s electrified vehicle lineup and draw from the automaker’s portfolio of about 500 patents related specifically to hybrid technology:
MyFord® Mobile: Enables access via smartphone or Web-based interface to perform key tasks, such as monitoring a vehicle’s state of charge and current range or locating charge stations and planning routes to find them
Eco cruise: Saves vehicle energy by relaxing acceleration compared to standard cruise control
EV mode button: Conveniently mounted on the console to the right of the shifter – allows a driver to switch vehicle operation between three modes: all-electric, normal hybrid operation and conserve battery power for later use
Regenerative braking is capable of capturing and reusing more than 90 percent of the braking energy normally lost during the braking process
Hybrid transmission, designed by Ford engineers in-house, is capable of operating at high speeds and in a smooth, fuel-efficient manner at the same time
Advanced lithium-ion batteries used in Ford’s electrified vehicle lineup – covered by an eight-year/100,000-mile component limited warranty – are smaller and lighter than nickel-metal-hybrid batteries used in previous-generation hybrids
Charge port with LED light ring, conveniently located on the driver’s side and near the front of the car, it features a light ring that illuminates to indicate charge status
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