Toyota Motor Sales USA Incorporated was forced to raise prices of products of Toyota, Scion and Lexus an average of 1.7 percent with a value of 65 dollars to 900 dollars (Rp560.000-Rp7, 8 million) per unit. This increase, as reported Autonews, yesterday evening (31 / 3) due to lack of supplies from Japan.

In a statement, TMS America estimates will be achieved the highest increase in the range of 1.2 percent to 2.2 percent for Toyota, Lexus, while 0.8 percent to 2.1 percent. But Toyota also ensure some models will remain the price, including pickup Tacoma, Yaris, Scion TC sport-coupe, xB, Lexus LFA CT200h and the latest (2012).

New pricing, Toyota is clear, for cars manufactured or imported from Japan in May 2011 and is effective next May, including models that are marketed to North America.

Toyota spokesman Greg Thome deny that the price adjustment is due to industrial disputes due to natural disasters that occurred in Japan, March 11, 2011. "The decision to price adjustment on all models made ​​prior to the catastrophic events that occurred recently in Japan,"said Thome.

Although evasive, natural disasters in Japan hit a landslide entire production network of Toyota brands around the world, including Indonesia. All the supply of components and units of cherry country to this day still has not been clearly made ​​a number of the fret.

Besides Toyota, Nissan North America had already announced price increases last week. In addition to the disaster, strengthening of the yen against the U.S. dollar tuker create a headache for the Japanese automotive companies lose profits.

source : kompas.com

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