DETROIT -- The 2003 model year has not reached the midway point, but the Chrysler group has 2004 models in the showroom - and those models have cash rebates to entice customers.
The 2004 entries are the Chrysler Sebring, Concorde and 300M; the Dodge Stratus and Intrepid; and the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The cars bring $1,000 rebates; Grand Cherokee buyers get $1,500, and 0 percent financing for 60 months is offered on all.
The Chrysler group's 2003 rebates are unchanged, topped by $3,500 on Dodge and Chrysler minivans, and $4,500 on the Dodge Durango SUV.
Elsewhere, Hyundai is offering $1,000 or 0 percent loans on the 2003 Accent, Elantra, Tiburon, Sonata and Santa Fe, and on the 2002 Accent, Elantra, Sonata and Santa Fe.
Mitsubishi is paying $2,500 to buyers of 2002-03 Galants and Montero Sports, and 0 percent financing is an option.
Nissan offers 0.9 percent to 3.9 percent contracts on 2003 cars and trucks and 0.9 percent to 2.9 percent on 2002s. The 350Z sports car is excluded.