DETROIT - General Motors has made minor changes in its regional customer incentive programs. Toyota has revised its dealer rebates, Mazda has new incentives for customers, and Ford is paying $500 on the 2000 Taurus.
The rebate on the Chevrolet Camaro V-6 and Pontiac Firebird V-6 has been raised to $1,000 in the Southeast and South Central regions. It remains at $750 elsewhere. GM incentives expire April 3.
GM's other changes involve 3/4-ton and 1-ton pickup trucks. An interesting addition is a $500 rebate on a 3/4-ton Chevy and GMC model equipped with the VYU option. That is a snowplow prep package and includes heavy-duty springs and heavy-duty power steering cooler.
Toyota's rebates to dealers range from $200 to $400 on the 1999 and 2000 Corolla, Tacoma, Camry and Camry Solara. A Camry LE sedan with a V-6 and five-speed manual transmission brings an extra $500. The program ends April 3.
Mazda's wide-ranging rebates cover 1999 and 2000 models in the Protege, 626, Miata, Millenia, MPV and pickup lines. Payments range from $1,000 to $3,000 on 2000 models, from $1,000 to $5,000 on 1999s. The cutoff date is May 1.