linkDETROIT, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. (F) on Tuesday said it was extending most of its incentive offers on Ford-branded vehicles through Sept. 30, and sweetening deals on five models.
Ford's incentives -- including its Lincoln and Mercury brands -- averaged $3,687 per vehicle in July, a 5.8 percent increase from June. Despite that increase, Ford's sales fell 11.5 percent, due to lower fleet sales, weak car sales and the changeover to a new version of the F-150 pickup.
Most of Ford's vehicles are already offered with zero-percent financing for up to five years or $3,000 in rebates.
Ford's tweaks include lower interest rates for the Mustang, Escape and Explorer Sport Trac and a $500 increase in rebates for the Taurus and Escape. Additionally, the high performance Focus SVT model will now be sold with the same incentives offered on other Focus versions.
Go buy some cars folks, I doubt it will get much better then this.