Ford Motor Co. began its spring incentive program for customers last week, and new rebates were listed by Toyota and Kia. Expiration dates are July 5 for Ford, April 30 for Kia and May 3 for Toyota.
All incentives are for 1999 models.
The Ford and Mercury incentives are much the same as those that expired April 5; in a few cases, the cash has been increased or the finance rates have been changed.
The Ford Crown Victoria now brings the buyer $1,000; previously only cut-rate financing was offered.
The payment on the Econoline RV V-6 stays at $1,500 but the give-back on the Econoline RV V-8 has been hiked to $1,000 from $500.
Other Econolines bring $1,500 (V-6) and $1,000 (V-8), both up from $500.
Buyers of Ford Contours and Mercury Mystiques continue to have the choice of a $1,500 rebate or a lesser rebate and a cut-rate loan.
The cash in the alternative plan is now $750 instead of $500.
Kia buyers get $1,500 on the Sephia and the Sportage convertible and $1,000 on other Sportage models.
Toyota has a pair of dealer rebates on the Camry, the best-selling car in the United States. A Camry V-6 with manual transmission brings $800, and a four-cylinder Camry carries a $300 rebate.
The Corolla has a $250 dealer rebate.