DETROIT - Chevrolet has scheduled a late-model-year price increase.
July 1, the division plans to raise base prices $110 on all its 1998 S10 and T10 compact pickups.
A price increase this late in the model year is generally an effort by the manufacturer to reduce the increase that will be applied when the new models are introduced.
This is General Motors' 19th price revision since 1998 car and light-truck prices were announced last June.
They have resulted in a net increase of $69, according to Automotive News. GM's introductory increase on 1998 models was $293, so GM vehicles are up an average of $362 since the end of the 1997 model year.
The S10 (two-wheel drive) and T10 (four-wheel drive) are, when counted together, the third-best-selling vehicles in the GM car/light-truck fleet.