DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. has raised prices $95 to $120 on all 2000 Mercury models and $300 to $350 on some Lincolns.
Since Lincoln and Mercury account for only about 15 percent of the company's sales, the boosts added only $16 to the average price of a Ford Motor car and light truck on a sales-weighted basis, according to Automotive News.
Ford Motor prices have gone up an average of $74, or 0.4 percent, since the end of the 1999 model year, Automotive News said.
In the latest action, Mercury Sables were boosted $120, and all other Mercurys rose $95. The extra $25 on the Sables is the result of a hike in the destination charge (now $575). The destination charge went up $25 on other Mercury lines in September.
The Lincoln increases are $300 on the LS sedan and $350 on the Navigator sport-utility.
The average sales-weighted increase is $96 for Mercury and $123 for Lincoln, Automotive News finds.