Toyota is the first of the Japanese makes to post a mid-model-year price increase on 1998 cars and trucks.
The boost takes effect June 1, and applies to Avalon and Supra cars, T100 pickups, Sienna minivans and RAV4 and 4Runner sport-utilities. Also involved are the Lexus GS 300/400 and LS 400 sedans and the SC 300/400 coupes. The boosts range from $50 to $300, and Toyota said the average increase is $37, or 0.17 percent, when applied to its full Toyota and Lexus lines on a sales-weighted basis.
Buick raised prices $200 on the Century and $100 on the Regal. The increase adds a sales-weighted $7.19 to the average price of a General Motors car or light truck.
Oldsmobile has placed stickers ranging from $16,850 to $21,400 on the six 1999 Alero models that debut in June. The prices include the $525 destination charge.