General Motors and Chrysler-Dodge-Plymouth have extended their customer incentives with few changes from the programs that were in place during the third quarter.
Kia has added rebates on its 2000 models; Toyota has a new cash-to-dealers schedule and Nissan has a regional program that pays rebates to dealers or customers.
GM's customer rebate list is extensive. For 2000 models, it encompasses 13 lines of cars and 14 lines of trucks. For 1999 models, 21 car and 22 truck nameplates. GM has about 25 car and 23 truck lines, not counting Saturn, which doesn't play the rebate game. The GM incentives expire Dec. 31.
Highlights of the revised DaimlerChrysler rebates are increases of $250 on the 2000 Chrysler Cirrus, Dodge Stratus, Plymouth Breeze and the Chrysler-Dodge-Plymouth minivans. The rebates on 2000 and 1999 models are slated to expire Dec. 13.
Toyota's program, which ends Nov. 1, is topped by dealer rebates of $900 on the 1999 Tacoma pickup and the Camry sedan with a V-6 engine and five-speed transmission.
Nissan's rebates are for the dealer in some regions and the buyer in others. On 2000 models, the biggest giveback is $1,250 on the Pathfinder; on 1999s, it's $2,750 on the Maxima and the Pathfinder. The expiration date is Nov. 1.
Joining Kia's payout list are the 2000 models with customer spiffs of $1,000 on the Sportage, $750 on the Sephia LS and $500 on the base Sephia. Rebates on 1999 models continue, and all are scheduled to end Nov. 30.
The customer and dealer incentive tables will return next week.