The 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, the Lexus LS 600h L and the CT 200h Premium are among the models from the Japanese automaker that will be a bit more expensive in the near future. Starting with December production, the Highlander Hybrid goes up 1.1 percent or $400 to start at $38,540. The two Lexus hybrids both go up $500 to start at $31,750 for the CT 200h Premium (an increase of 1.6 percent) and $112,750 for the LS 600h L (0.5 percent). The standard CT 200h will stick with its $29,120 MSRP.
Toyota announced on Friday that the new price of its 2007 Camry Hybrid and it's a smooth $26,200. This is a $300 increase over the Camry Hybrid's current price and will affect vehicles produced in the U.S. on or after November 1 or that arrived here on or after on October 30. No reason was given for the price increase, but combine this will the reduction of federal tax breaks for the Camry Hybrid (which kicks in today) and procrastinators are probably mulling over a Honda Insight right about now