Toyota to raise U.S. prices on six models [table] image

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., will be increasing pricing on some 2012-2013 model year vehicles.

The increases range from a measly $50 on a more lush version of the Camry to $250 on a plebeian Tacoma pickup.

The increase, which represents a 0.3 percent to 1.5 percent bump, will affect vehicles produced in May. The six models in question are the 2012 Toyota Prius v, Camry and Camry Hybrid, Highlander Hybrid, Tacoma pickup truck and the 2013 Scion tC.

In the Highlander lineup, the only models scheduled for mid-year increases are the two hybrids — both the base and the LTD. Each will climb $150 — or around .5% — to $38,715 and $44,370, respectively.
The Camry Hybrid also gets a price boost by $90 or $100, depending on trim line.

Experts say most automakers have been raising prices to offset the cost of importing cars.
However, Toyotas are still built in the United States.