US: automakers crank up the incentives in October image

According to industry observers, although across the US auto market September is traditionally seen as the best month to buy or lease a new car, it turns out that October shouldn’t be neglected either.

The is compiling a list of the month’s best deals for leasing, financing and getting cash back on a new car purchase and sees the best offer available for the 2014 Nissan Maxima S – which gives back $4,500 to the buyer.

“For October’s list of’s 10 Best Deals of the Month, we’ve embraced this moment in time,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s “But don’t drive off in one of these cars without first checking out the new and improved version replacing it, just to be sure you are happy with your end-result purchase.”

Six of the ten best offers are for cash rebates, three involve financing deals and only one has to do with leasing – the 2014 Cadillac CTS Coupe can be had for $299 a month for 36 months and a front cash expenditure of $3,029.

The most alluring financing deal is for the 2014 Toyota Camry LE, with zero interest rate and $1,000 in cash coming back. Outstanding rebate offers are for the 2014 Ford Expedition, where clients get $6,000 back, or for the 2014 Chrysler 300 – which gets you $4,250.