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Old 12-23-2008, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default 2010 Lexus HS 250h Dedicated Hybrid Sedan Confirmed for Detroit Show




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We've been hearing rumors about Lexus' first dedicated hybrid model for quite a while now, but today, the Japanese automaker officially confirmed that the all-new HS 250h will make its worldwide debut at next month's 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Lexus has not disclosed any official information whatsoever on the HS 250h, but according to the grapevine, the dedicated hybrid sedan will be similar in size to the company's IS Sedan.

Sources also suggest that the HS 250h will be initially launched in 2009 with conventional nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH) batteries, but will switch to lithium-ion cells by the end of 2010. Stay tuned on Carscoop for more details on the highly anticipated Lexus hybrid model.


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Old 12-23-2008, 04:13 PM   #2
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so its a badge engineered lexus prius?
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:17 PM   #3
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lexus has been offering a hybrid rx (rx400h) for sometime now.. but good find. my father works for lexus (so did I).. ill see if i can get anymore info on this HS.
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:19 PM   #4
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lexus has been offering a hybrid rx (rx400h) for sometime now.. but good find. my father works for lexus (so did I).. ill see if i can get anymore info on this HS.
Not mention the GS and LS hybrids. This is the first dedicated hybrid, as in hybrid only model. Should be interesting at least, some cool cars getting debuted at Detroit.
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:32 PM   #5
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alright.. just spoke with my father. he said their rep was just in today and told everyone that it is a completely new platform and NOT a rebadged prius!
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:30 PM   #6
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looks like ES..
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:06 PM   #7
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I hope it looks like that. It looks pretty slick in the never-gonna-look-like-that-rendering.

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Old 12-23-2008, 10:47 PM   #8
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January 11th debut at NAIAS.

http://www.lexus.com/fcv/HSHybrid.html
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:11 AM   #9
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http://www.lexus.com/fcv/HSHybrid.html

the is350c looks nice. the awd 250 is actually pretty peppy.. the 6 speed auto is geared very nicely.
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The is350c looks like a Solara...ewww.
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:01 PM   #11
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Toyota is going bonkers with alternative powertrains at the 2009 Detroit show. Beyond dropping the next-gen Toyota Prius and the FT-EV concept, it will also be showing a new Lexus hybrid sedan called the HS250h.



Not a lot is known about the HS right now—the Lexus consumer site simply teases the reveal, showing only an image of a badge—but scans of a Japanese magazine show a car that looks suspiciously like the long-rumored Lexified version of the Prius.



The car is said to house a 2.4-liter four-cylinder as the gas-fired member of its hybrid powertrain, which makes sense to us; there’s no way Lexus buyers would put up with the Prius’s dinky 1.5-liter engine and 10-plus-second 0–60 time. The Toyota Camry hybrid’s system, which just so happens to use a 2.4-liter four, is good for 187 combined hp; that would be plenty to scoot a smaller Lexus HS250h around with some verve while also achieving fuel economy in the 40-mpg range.



The HS250h will be the fourth hybrid in Lexus’s lineup, joining the GS450h and LS600hL sedans and the redesigned 2010 RX450h crossover. While the other sedans have been touted as so-called “performance hybrids,” using electric motors to deliver the gusto of a larger engine, the HS will likely have efficiency at the top of its to-do list. We’ll know more on January 11, when the car will be revealed. Stay tuned for more details.
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The is350c looks like a Solara...ewww.
my mom rocks a solara convert.. its a nice car, but def not for me. the hardtop IS convert looks a hell of a lot nicer imo.
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the is350c looks nice. the awd 250 is actually pretty peppy.. the 6 speed auto is geared very nicely.
really? peppy? thats definitely not the word i would use to describe the is250. how about pathetic? sluggish? and the cars lack of gusto is only further compounded by the horrible transmission.
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