Toyota has raised prices $300 on most of its 1998 Tacoma pickups, and Audi has added $690 to the prices of its A4 2.8 four-door sedans.
A passenger airbag is standard on the 1998 Tacoma, and it has a cutoff switch. A passenger airbag was not available on the 1997 model.
Prices rose $300 on all Tacomas except the top model, the Limited/SR5 V-6 Xtracab with four-wheel drive. That one went up $1,510.
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. said the Tacoma price increase averages $350, or 2.1 percent. The company said the increase is $6 after adjusting for equipment changes.
Side airbags for the driver and front-seat passenger are standard on the 1998 Audi A4 2.8 models.
Output of the 2.8-liter engine had been increased. Horsepower is 190 at 6,000 rpm, and torque is 207 pounds-feet at 3,200 rpm. The 1997 figures were 172 hp at 5,500 rpm and 184 pounds-feet of torque at 3,000 rpm.
Prices of both models are up $690. The front-wheel-drive car is $28,620, and the Quattro all-wheel-drive model is $30,220.