Chrysler-Plymouth-Jeep Divi-sion has increased prices on 37 of its 39 car and truck models, and Dodge Division has raised the stickers on 19 of its 20 cars and minivans.
The increases range from $55 to $150 on 54 of the vehicles, their second increase of the 1999 model year. The posh Chrysler LHS sedan is up $450, and the performance-oriented Chrysler 300M sedan is up $550.
Those two cars were introduced as 1999 models in April. Their stickers held steady when the rest of the 1999 models were priced in August, so this is their first increase since they went on sale.
Exempt from the latest price increase are the Chrysler Cirrus LXi sedan, the Dodge Stratus ES sedan and the base Jeep Wrangler SE two-door.
In a separate action, the prices of the Dodge Viper sports cars have been increased $1,725, or 2.6 percent, for 1999. The RT/10 roadster is $66,425, and the GTS coupe is $68,925, both including the $700 destination charge.
On a sales-weighted basis, the increases add $71 to the average price of a 1999 Chrysler-Dodge-Plymouth-Jeep vehicle, according to calculations by Automotive News.
Since the end of the 1998 model year, the average price of Chrysler-Dodge-Plymouth-Jeep vehicles has risen an average of $95, or 0.4 percent, according to Automotive News.
In other price news, Acura Division held the line on the 1999 NSX sport coupe and the SLX sport-utility.
The NSX starts at $84,745, and the SLX is $36,755, including the destination charge. They are up $20 because of an increase in the destination charge. The destination charge is now $745 on the NSX and $455 on the SLX.