The Lexus HS 250h was put to rest in the US at the beginning of this year, but it is apparently being offered a way back onto the mortal coil in the Japanese market. This is reputedly a picture of what the JDM-spec entry-level Lexus hybrid sedan will look like, and what a difference 11 months makes. It appears that only the front clip changed, the brand's new design language giving it much more visual oomph than the hyped-up hybrid Corolla look we were offered.

It doesn't hurt that the front treatment virtually clones the 2013 Lexus ES, the blacked-out center bar in the spindle grille adding some aggression to the smaller package. The rest of the slow-seller's exterior looks to be carried over largely as it was when it left us, and a report by Lexus Enthusiast indicates the model's resurrection is scheduled to go on sale in Japan by the end of this month.


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      Jesus!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Better looking? Than what? A new Acura? lol
      superchan7
      • 2 Years Ago
      The problem with this car is the profile. It looks like an econobox.
      Johnny Trailerpark
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't kid yourself. This still looks crap.
      Synthono
      • 2 Years Ago
      Lipstick, meet pig.
      blkpantha
      • 2 Years Ago
      looks magnificent
      Will
      • 2 Years Ago
      On a broader note... Toyota's new Lexus grill is beginning to remind me of 'Predator,'
      th0mb0ne
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Much better" is a bit of a stretch. It's still a boring (and kind of useless) little porker. If you want compact Lexus, it's a no brainer. Lexus CT200h.
      Mercennarius
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nissan called, they want their Sentra back
      Wacko
      • 2 Years Ago
      I looks like a mixture of a corolla and a Civic And that's not a good thing
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      Master Austin
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not sure thats any better looking but the sides on the current one are frumpy looking as well, and from the angle of that shot, they KNOW it and are trying to MASK it. Lipstick on a pig...
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