Are you one of the few people looking to put a brand-new Lexus HS 250h in your driveway? Better act fast. Inside Line reports that Toyota's luxury division has killed off its slow-selling HS model:

"Production of the HS 250h ceased in January, 2012. Lexus continues to monitor sales for each product and we make adjustments to make sure that we meet market demand, and the discontinuation of HS was part of that adjustment. The ES 300h is not replacing HS in our lineup. It's merely part of the hybridization of many of our existing vehicles in the Toyota and Lexus lineups."

We can't say we're surprised. Reports first surfaced in November of 2011 indicating that the HS 250h's days were numbered. After selling 10,663 units in 2010, which was already well shy of projections, HS sales dropped a whopping 73 percent to just 2,864 in 2011.

It's interesting that Lexus says the ES Hybrid is not a replacement for the HS, but we'd be a bit surprised if another standalone hybrid model made it into Lexus showrooms to replace the canceled HS – it seems to us that the current CT 200h hatchback and ES 300h ought to satisfy the needs of Lexus hybrid shoppers.


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      WillieD
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, the Toyota teet suckers really tore this place up. All the sensible comments somehow got downvoted.
      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      BMW should take a clue from this. Their 6 Series, 7 series, X6, and Z4 are a big failure. HS250 sold more than all four of those.
        Trevor
        • 2 Years Ago
        @desinerd1
        Hell why don't you compare Bugatti Veyron sales to the Lexus HS250 and see which has more....... Stupid comparison
          desinerd1
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Trevor
          What's Bugatti Veyron? Let me Google it.
        futuramautoblog
        • 2 Years Ago
        @desinerd1
        What you talking about Willies? The cars you mentioned are selling as expected.
      ELG
      • 2 Years Ago
      nobody wanted to spend $40k on a corolla with a battery in the trunk? how strange
      1STH
      • 2 Years Ago
      here's hoping Lexus discontinue ALL of their cars. Rebadge the LFA as a "Supra Deluxe" and sell that sucka for $300k at Toyota dealers.
      Trevor
      • 2 Years Ago
      What a horrible interior. That can not seriously be considered premium.
      Jesus!
      • 2 Years Ago
      One Carolla down, one to go. lol. Good riddance!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jesus!
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      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      I saw a couple on the street and couldn't believe people were paying $40k for a Corolla, then again they are still paying over $40k for a Camry.
      Lunch
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nothing but a Corolla with thick ugly globs of lipstick and makeup on it, and sold to us as a beauty queen. Nobody is taking Fugly to the prom.
      Mike Tramontano
      • 2 Years Ago
      !! they're getting rid of the corol-- oh nevermind its a lexus
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      Dynamho
      • 2 Years Ago
      Toyota = Beige Lexus = Primo Beige
      Dvanos
      • 2 Years Ago
      The CT200h is next, watch.
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