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    China reportedly adding big incentives for hybrid, electric purchases
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    Geely Emgrand plug-in hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you pay them, they will come. At least that's the philosophy China is applying to the electric car business these days. The people's republic is set to roll out new pilot programs in four of its largest cities aimed at ...

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    Hyundai matches incentives for Toyota customers from Ford, GM
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    Mired in what is officially a nightmarish recall fiasco, Toyota's getting gang-tackled as it wraps up a really bad week. General Motors, smelling blood in the water, is offering incentives specifically targeting Toyota drivers through the end of February. Likewise, Ford is adding $1,000 to the ...

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    REPORT: Chrysler piles on even more incentives ahead of the holidays
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    In an effort to spur lagging sales, Chrysler has reportedly cranked up incentive spending on nearly all of its models by $1,000 to $1,500 while also offering 0% financing on many of its models. Chrysler is also said to be offering lease incentives of $500 to $1,000 on minivan leases and financing ...

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    Looking for $10k off on a Lexus or Caddy? High-priced hybrids reportedly getting hefty incentives
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    2009 Lexus LS 600h L Pebble Beach Edition - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Surprise! Lexus and its parent company, Toyota, are apparently finding that it's not as easy selling $106,000 hybrids as it is for $25,000. The Lexus LS 600h L is certainly an excellent piece of automotive ...

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    REPORT: Toyota increases 2009-2010 global sales forecast by 3%
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    There have been subtle signs that demand for new cars and trucks are improving. Several automakers plan to increase production over the next few months, and Toyota is no different. Reuters is reporting that the World's Largest Automaker has raised its sales forecast by 3% to 6.7 million units for ...

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    Audi throws another $1,000 onto C4C incentives
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    The government, dealers and consumers don't seem to know exactly what's going on with the C.A.R.S. (Cash for Clunkers) program, but Audi doesn't want to lose any momentum and has decided it's the right time to "enhance the deal even further." From now until the end of August, if you want to ...

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    Can't Win For Losing: Chrysler kills Cash for Clunkers incentives after running out of cars?
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    What do you do with a program that is driving so many customers into your showrooms that inventory is now running low? If you are Chrysler, and it's the popular incentive plan tied to the government's C.A.R.S. (a.k.a. "Cash for Clunkers") program, you extinguish it and replace it with a new, less ...

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    Chrysler announces "Double CA$H For Your Old Car" promotion
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    2009 Dodge Journey R/T – Click above for high-res image gallery
    With Cash for Clunkers slated to go live on July 23, every automaker appears primed to grab a piece of the action. Chrysler is no different, and its new "Double CA$H For Your Old Car" incentive program promises up to match the ...

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    Sales Watch: Honda Accord sales creeping up on Toyota Camry?
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    While the Honda Accord dominated the 1990s, it has been virtually all Toyota Camry in the new century. Yet a look back at the first six months of 2009 shows that the newer, larger Accord is continuing to gain ground on its chief rival. Camry sales have so far remained top in its segment, with ...

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    New Hyundai Assurance provision locks gas at $1.49/gal for one year [w/VIDEO]
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    Hyundai Assurance Gas Lock ads – Click above to watch the videos after the jump
    Hyundai is piling on additional incentives to boost its Assurance program as the industry heads into the dog days of summer. The newest promotion, Gas Lock, fixes the price of regular unleaded at $1.49 per gallon ...

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    Ford offering extra incentives to "orphaned" Chrysler owners?
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    Ford is primed to receive a bump in sales as a result of the bankruptcies of General Motors and Chrysler, and the Dearborn-based automaker is picking and choosing where to take share from its domestic competition. One area ripe for conquest are customers who've purchased vehicles from soon-to-be ...

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    Crazy Kiwis: Buy a new Mitsubishi Triton, get a free goat with purchase
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    New Zealand Mitsubishi wants you to buy a Triton ute, and to lure you into doing it they're using goats -- because really, who can resist a goat? Said Mitsu's New Zealand sales and marketing manager, Peter Wilkins, "three years of drought has severely depleted sheep and beef populations, so what ...

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    Latest findings says cars more affordable now than they have been since study began in 1979
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    While tanking auto sales are bad for automakers, the customers buying cars and trucks are paying less for them than any time in the past 30 years. Comerica Bank's Auto Affordability Index shows that a vehicle with a $26,000 MSRP takes the average family 21.5 weeks of median income to buy. That's ...

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    VIDEO: Hyundai Assurance - We'll ~*^#ing do anything (NSFW language)
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    Hyundai Assurance Spoof: Click above to watch the video after the jump
    The Hyundai Assurance program has been one of the most clever – and arguably among the most successful – incentive programs in recent memory. Hyundai has experienced a sharp rise in retail share since the program ...

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    GM to unveil new incentives to assure buyers?
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    All the bankruptcy talk surrounding General Motors hasn't helped the largest U.S. automaker on the showroom floor, as sales have dropped by over 50% in 2009. Without additional incentives, GM sales may fall further with the the Obama administration's rejection yesterday of the 100-year-old ...

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    GM considering new incentives like, but not exactly like, Hyundai Assurance program
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    General Motors' sales for the month of February dropped by a gut-wrenching 53% versus February 2008, giving the General plenty of incentive to kick up, well, incentives. GM knows it has to do something more than the typical cash on the hood, 0% financing marketing initiatives, and it has looked at ...

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    Germany's turn: scrap your used car, get a bonus to buy a new one
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    Last month China proposed a plan to offer consumers a cash incentive to scrap their cars and buy new ones. Germany is the latest country looking at the same option, with a law that aims to give €2,500 to people getting rid of cars that are at least nine years old and buying new ones. China may ...

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    Not Saved By Zero: Toyota looking to ramp up rebates
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    Remember that horrible "Saved by Zero" campaign (no, not that one) that Toyota ran late last year? Besides producing some of the worst commercials the world has ever seen, it was a failure when it came to its singular goal of selling more cars and trucks. Toyota was the only automaker in the top ...

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    GM ups incentives: zero percent financing for up to 60 months
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    General Motors is celebrating GMAC's decision to loosen credit restrictions by increasing incentives on many remaining 2008 models. Effective immediately, the General is offering 0% APR for 60 months on the 2008 Chevy TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, and the entire Saab lineup. All GMT900 full-size SUVs and ...

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    Chrysler officially hops on board 12-state credit union loan band wagon
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    Last week, GM partnered with credit unions in four states to offer up to $10 billion in new car loans and incentives. Not one to be left shivering alone in the cold, and with November sales down nearly 28% compared to last year, Chrysler LLC has just announced their own 12-state credit union ...

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