GM To Offer New Truck Incentives For October

Posted: Sep 28, 2009 10:25 a.m.

General Motors may not have held its traditional September truck sale, but Automobile Magazine reports, "shoppers looking for a deal on a new truck will want to visit dealers this fall."  A new round of incentives "launches today, and runs through November 2."  The sale will apply to some 2010 models that are just beginning to appear on dealership lots.

Automotive News explains, "GM is expected to put an extra $1,000 cash on several GMC 2010 pickups, SUVs and crossovers, including the Buick Enclave."  Only $500 will be offers on 2009 and 2010 editions of the GMC Canyon pickup.  The discounts won't be exclusive to truck sales.  Automotive News reports, "For Chevrolet, the sale is on all trucks and the 2010 Malibu sedan," and includes a 60-month interest-free financing offer on the Chevy Silverado, Colorado and Malibu.  "GM is also expected to put $1,500 cash on the 2010 Malibu and $1,000 on the 2010 Impala sedan, Traverse crossover, Tahoe and Suburban SUVs and Avalanche and Silverado pickups."

Still, in a sign that the automotive market may be undergoing a recovery, the promotion is not as impressive as what GM has offered the last two Octobers.  Automobile Magazine reports, "GM is making [October] an official ‘truck month,' but purely for advertising as consumers are used to seeing an annual GM truck month." 

If you're in the market for a new car, check out the U.S. News rankings of this year's best cars as well as this month's best car deals.