LOS ANGELES -- Toyota, Lexus and Scion have increased shipping charges on 2007 models.
Toyota raised shipping on all models by $40. The new charge is $620 for passenger cars and $645 for light trucks. Scion vehicles were increased $40 to $580.
The shipping charge for all Lexus vehicles is now $715. For most Lexus vehicles that is a $20 increase. For the Lexus IS 250 and IS 350, the increase is $125.
The changes became effective Monday, Sept. 18.
Toyota spokeswoman Allison Takahashi said: "Our objective is to set the fee at a level that is competitive with the amount charged by other manufacturers for similar services."
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