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Toyota prices set to rise for 2009

Toyota Australia has today announced that it will increase new-vehicle prices across its entire fleet starting next year due to adverse currency movements.
Toyota prices set to rise for 2009
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The recommended retail price of all vehicles in the Toyota line-up will rise by an average of 2.4 percent, depending on the model and grade.

Toyota's smallest car, the Yaris, will rise by up to $800 while the top-selling Corolla will carry a premium of around $750.

Models on the opposite side of the price scale will receive the largest price hike, up $2000 for the Prado and $3,773 for the top-of-the-line LandCruiser Sahara petrol model.

However, supporting Toyota's claim that this price rise is a result of the weakening Australian dollar, the locally produced Camry and V6 Aurion models will not be affected.

"In the past year, there have also been steep increases in the prices of raw materials, such as steel. In the light of all these pressures, we believe the increase of 2.4 per cent from the start of the new year is extremely modest."

Although locally built models won't come away unscathed in 2009, with the metallic paint option rising by $25 to $400 - compared to a $50 increase on imported models.

MODEL PRICE INCREASES
YarisUp to $800
CorollaUp to $750
PriusNil
CamryNil
AurionNil
RAV4$500
Kluger$1,051 to $1,500
Prado$592 to $2,000
LC200$2,662 to $3,773
Avensis$1,000
Tarago$616 to $1,750 (from 9 February)
LC70$1,100 to $1,500
HiLux 4x2Up to $750
HiLux 4x4Up to $1,700
HiAce commuter$2000
HiAce van$700 to $1,000
Coaster bus$2,500