DETROIT - As spring arrived, the Big 3 vehicle makers raised their truck prices a sales-weighted average of $171, while their cars climbed $144, according to an Automotive News analysis.
It was the fourth car-truck increase of the 2002 model year for General Motors and Ford Motor Co. and the third for the Chrysler group. What's more, almost every Big 3 car and light truck is tied to a rebate of at least $1,000.
The spring price increases on Big 3 trucks averaged $186 for GM and $161 each for Ford Motor and the Chrysler group, Automotive News found.
For the best-selling makes, the average increases were $192 for Chevrolet, $168 for GMC and Jeep, $161 for Ford and $152 for Dodge.