DETROIT -- The Chrysler group has posted the fourth increase on its 2005 cars and light trucks. It averaged a sales-weighted $123, or 0.5 percent.
The group's sticker prices have risen an average of $418, or 1.6 percent, since the end of the 2004 model year, according to an analysis by Automotive News. That is more than General Motors' $337 increase and a little less than Ford Motor Co.'s $425.
Ford and GM, like Chrysler, have had four price adjustments during the 2005 season.
Chrysler's latest boost averaged $161 for Dodge, $98 for Chrysler and $56 for Jeep. The biggest increases on volume models were $355 on two Dodge Durango SUVs and $350 on the Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 Quad Cab pickups. The low-volume Dodge Sprinter full-sized vans rose $400.
Contributing to Chrysler group's March increase was a $50 boost in the destination charge.
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