2012LexusHS 250h

Lexus HS 250h

A Perfect Prius It Is Not 2010 Lexus HS 250h - Click above for high-res image gallery Lexus likes to say that it pursues perfection. Toyota's luxury brand has been playing the hybrid game for a while now with converted gas-powered models like the LS, GS and RX hybrids, and few would argue…

2012 Lexus HS 250h - 4dr Sedan (Base)
4dr Sedan (Base)
2.4L I-4
35 City / 34 HWY
2012 Lexus HS 250h - 4dr Sedan (Premium)
4dr Sedan (Premium)
2.4L I-4
35 City / 34 HWY
Toyota's refreshed Sai is a Lexus HS by any other name

Toyota first launched Lexus in the United States back in 1989, but it wasn't until 2005 that it brought the luxury marque home to roost. But don't think that Toyota didn't find a way of selling many of its premium models in the Japanese Domestic Market in the meantime. The Lexus LS was sold as the Toyota Celsion, the ES as the Vista and Camry Prominent, and the SC as the Soarer. (We could go on, but you get the point.)
Toyota recalling 87k 2010 Prius, Lexus HS 250h models for brake issue

The Toyota Prius is no stranger to recalls. Earlier this year, over half a million of the popular hybrids were called back for steering shaft issues (after another steering issue back in 2011). And the Prius V was the subject of a service campaign for exhaust issues a year ago. Today, Toyota announced the latest Prius-related recall, this one connected to the brakes.
This is the much better looking Lexus HS 250h that we won't get

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.

For Sale

2011 Lexus HS
$14,800 / 123,158 miles / CA
2010 Lexus HS
$15,998 / 84,175 miles / CA
2012 Lexus HS
$21,888 / 55,785 miles / CA
BREAKING: Lexus recalls HS250h over risk of excessive fuel leakage

2010 Lexus HS250h – Click above for high-res image gallery
Report: Toyota to extend recall run to Prius and Lexus HS over braking issue

2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery