DETROIT - General Motors has expanded the number of 2000 models on the incentive rolls, but, strangely, the rebates are scheduled to expire Sept. 30, the day before the 2000 model year begins.
Since late June, GM has been paying rebates on the 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier and Pontiac Sunfire. The 2000 Chevrolet Tracker was added to the list in mid-July.
Now, they have been joined by seven car lines and 15 truck lines, with rebates of $500 to $2,000.
The cars added are: Buick Park Avenue and Century; Chevrolet Metro, Prizm, Malibu and Camaro; and Pontiac Firebird.
The trucks added are: Cadillac Escalade; Chevrolet S10/T10, Blazer, Tahoe, Venture, Astro and Express; GMC Sonoma, Jimmy, Denali, Safari and Savana; Oldsmobile Silhouette and Bravada; and Pontiac Montana.
Five other 2000 lines have cut-rate financing but no cash rebates: Buick Regal, GMC Envoy, Oldsmobile Intrigue and Alero and Pontiac Grand Am.
GM also has added the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC New Sierra half-ton pickups to the customer rebate list. The paybacks are $500 to $1,000.