This just in from the Department of Mundanity: Toyota hikes prices on seven models in their 2007 lineup.

Overall, it's nothing spectacular, with MSRPs rising just 0.7-percent or $136 on average. The vehicles included in the price increase are the Yaris, with a bump of $100, the unchanged and much-maligned Corolla up another $100, the other unchanged, Corolla-based Matrix MSRP moves north an additional $150, the FJ Cruiser gets another $200 tacked onto its sticker, the four-wheeled appliance known as the Camry has another $200 affixed to its bottom line (hybrid not included), the RAV4, cutish-ute comes in at another $200 higher and the Tacoma will cause you to haul in an additional $200 if you want to drive off in Toyota's entry-level pickup.

Yawn. We're going out for a cup of coffee and we'll be back with more exciting news later in the day.

If you care to endure the press release, follow along below the fold.

[Source: Toyota]


PRESS RELEASE

Toyota Announces Price Adjustments on Seven 2007 Models
Mid-year price adjustment on seven Toyota models

12/14/2006 Torrance, CA

December 15, 2006 – Torrance, CA - Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced new manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for seven models in its Toyota vehicle lineup.

The price adjustment for the seven models reflects an average MSRP increase of $136, or 0.7 percent. Toyota models, and their average MSRP increase, include: the Yaris subcompact sedan and hatchback, $100 or 0.8 percent; the Corolla compact sedan, $100 or 0.6 percent; the FJ Cruiser sport utility vehicle (SUV), $200 or 0.9 percent; the Matrix crossover utility vehicle, $150 or 0.9 percent; the Camry mid-size sedan (excluding the hybrid version), $200 or 0.9 percent; the RAV4 compact SUV, $100 or 0.4 percent; and the Tacoma pickup truck, $100 or 0.5 percent.

For models sourced from Japan, updated pricing will be effective with vessels arriving on or after January 15, 2007. For models sourced from North America, new pricing will apply to vehicles built on or after January 15, 2007.