Ford Motor Co. (F) said Thursday it was extending its employee pricing discounts through the end of this month.

The program, under which it sells new cars and trucks to the general public at the same low price a Ford employee would pay, was set to expire on Sept. 6, but Ford spokesman Jim Cain said it would continue through Sept. 30.

But it was unclear which 2006 model-year vehicles will be included in the plan after Sept. 6.

Ford currently offers the big rebates on 2005 model-year vehicles and some 2006 model-year pickup trucks and spo

"We will likely scale back the number of 2006 products" that are being offered under the program, Cain said, adding that details were still being worked out.

The news was first reported by Automotive news magazine.

Cross-town rival General Motors Corp. (GM) said last week it was extending its "Employee Discounts for all" program through Sept. 30. The automaker also included most of GM's full-size pickups and sport utility vehicles from the 2006 model year in its discount plan. GM's program had previously been limited to 2005 model vehicles.