Chrysler Motors said Friday it is informing its 5,300 U.S. dealers that tentative prices on its 1989-model cars will rise an average 2.3 percent from comparably equipped 1988 models.
The No. 3 carmaker said that when base prices are compared, the changes range from zero percent on its front-drive Chrysler New Yorker sedans, to an 11.2 percent rise, or $13,595, on its Dodge Dynasty LE sedan.However, the automaker said that car is substantially better equipped for 1989, with a V6 engine and four-speed automatic transaxle as standard equipment.
Earlier this week, Ford Motor Co. announced tentative price hikes on six car lines, ranging from 1.9 to 5.3 percent. General Motors Corp. is expected to announce tentative prices on its 1989 cars shortly.