Automaker ending leasing program

July 28, 2008 2:40:41 PM PDT
Chrysler says it will stop offering customers leases beginning August 1. Chrysler says it no longer has an economic advantage for offering the leases. Chrysler dealers will be able to offer leases through outside lenders.

The automaker, which also has the Jeep and Dodge brands, says it also plans to offer better traditional finance deals to make its vehicles more affordable and attractive to buyers.