New Incentives for August 2018
This week I sifted through new incentives offered by the major car companies to determine what's changed since last month (not much has changed, only a few manufacturers have updated incentives)
Below, you'll find the highlights for each brand. Keep in mind there can be regional differences, so some of these changes may not be available in your area.
New Incentives & Changes for April 2018
|Brand||What's New for February 2018|
|Acura||No major changes|
|Audi||$7,000 hidden dealer cash on A8. Added up to $1,500 bonus cash on 2018 A6 and A7 in California and Florida|
|BMW||Introduced subvented lease deal on 2019 X5|
|Buick||$500 cash back on 2018 LaCrosse and Regal. Increased finance rates on 2018 Envision and Enclave|
|Chevrolet||$1,000 bonus cash on 2018 Bolt EV. $500 on 2018 Camaro. Added $1,500 cash back on 2019 Cruze, $1,000 on 2019 Silverado 1500 and $500 on 2019 Sonic|
|Ford||Introduced hidden dealer cash of $2,500 to $5,500 on several models including Taurus and Fusion Energi. Added $300 cash back on 2019 models Edge, Escape, Expedition, and Explorer.|
|Honda||0.9% finance rate on 2019 Odyssey and 1.9% on 2018 Odyssey.|
|Hyundai||Increased cash back by $500 on 2018 Kona, Santa Fe, and Veloster.|
|Lexus||Up to $1,000 regional lease cash on 2019 NX|
|Mercedes||Increased hidden dealer cash by $1,000 on GLE. Reduced by $500 on CLA, GLA, and GLC. New Loyalty bonus of $750 on many models.|
|Nissan||$1,000 cash back on 2018 Rogue. $500 hidden dealer cash on 2018 Kicks. Increased cash back on 2018 Maxima to $3,500|
|Ram||0% for 72 months on 2018 Ram 1500. Up to $4,000 on 2019 Ram 1500.|
|Subaru||Improved finance rates on 2019 Crosstrek and 2018 WRX|
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- Gregg Fidan
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About: Gregg Fidan
Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.
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