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Review: 2010 Lexus HS 250h

A Perfect Prius It Is Not 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 that these models represent the zenith of what a luxury hybrid can be. For that, Lexus finally decided to build a dedicated hybrid model from the ground up, and the result is the HS 250h. Being that the brand's parent company builds the Prius, the industry benchmark for hybrids in terms of both fuel efficiency and popularity, Lexus has, on the one hand, a... Read More

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    Official: Toyota's refreshed Sai is a Lexus HS by any other name
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    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, ...

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    Toyota recalling 87k 2010 Prius, Lexus HS 250h models for brake issue
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    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 ...

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    Report: This is the much better looking Lexus HS 250h that we won't get
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    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 ...

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    Report: Lexus kills off slow-selling HS 250h
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    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 ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #256
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    2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Lexus HS 250h, Chevrolet Spark, Cadillac XTS Episode #256 of the Autoblog Podcast is here a day late but still fresh, with Chris, Dan and Zach this week. Topics include the heavily revised Hyundai Genesis Coupe, the possible death of the Lexus HS 250h, the U.S. Chevrolet Spark and the Cadillac XTS. Your questions and comments ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #256 LIVE
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    We record Episode #256 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, and you can drop us your questions via our Q&A module below. Check out our discussion topics or chime in to help determine what else the crew chats about this evening. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so, and if you want to take it all in live, tune in to ...

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    Slow-selling Lexus HS 250h already getting the axe?
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    Lexus may stop production of the HS 250h. Reports have emerged that the model is suffering from flagging sales and that the luxury automaker may seek to replace the vehicle with a less-expensive, more youth-oriented product in the near future. Last month, Lexus managed to sell just 250 HS 250h units, which is a decline of 72.8 percent compared to the same ...

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    Report: Slow-selling Lexus HS 250h already getting the axe?
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    Lexus may stop production of the HS 250h. Reports have emerged that the model is suffering from flagging sales and that the luxury automaker may seek to replace the vehicle with a less-expensive, more youth-oriented product in the near future. Last month, Lexus managed to sell just 250 HS 250h units, which is a decline of 72.8 percent compared to the same ...

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    Report: Lexus vows bolder design, won't "always stay in the middle of mainstream"
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    Lexus design has never been very flashy, and many might say (including us) the automaker's entire current lineup is a bit bland-looking (LFA supercar excepted, natch). But that visual conservatism may be about to change: Automotive News is reporting that the Japanese juggernaut plans to change that by taking more risks and striving for more ...

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    Toyota restarts Prius, Lexus HS 250h, CT 200h production
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    Shortly after a huge earthquake shook Japan March 11th, most automakers on the island nation ceased operations. Yesterday, Toyota restarted limited production of the Prius, Lexus HS250h and CT 200h hybrids. Paul Nolasco, a spokesman for Toyota, couldn't confirm whether the automaker's supply chain had been restored or if Toyota secured other sources for ...

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    Toyota to resume limited production of Prius, Lexus HS 250h, CT 200h
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    Soon after the quake rattled Japan on March 11th, automakers across the nation halted production. Finally, there's a bit of good news flowing in on the production front. Toyota will resume limited production of the Prius, Lexus HS250h and CT 200h hybrids March 28th. With new parts coming in from suppliers, Toyota is ready to pump out some of the ...

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    Lexus CT 200h, HS 250h reward fuel-efficient driving with charitable donations
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    The Japanese-market Lexus CT 200h and HS 250h feature an electronic fuel-saving device called the Harmonious Driving Navigator. Ahhhh, doesn't that tickle your ears? This system assists in saving fuel by alerting drivers when they hammer the pedal to the floor, accelerate briskly or pilot the vehicle in a way that consumes more gasoline than the ...

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    Toyota, Lexus hybrid sales rise in December
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    Overall, Toyota reported a 5.5 percent decrease in year-on-year sales for the month of December and a drop in annual sales in 2010 of 0.4 percent compared to 2009. However, many of the automaker's hybrid models bucked the declining trend and displayed some decent improvements. Toyota's hybrid sales in December rose 14.2 percent, hitting 20,522 units by ...

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    Lexus bombards SEMA with six custom hybrids, one giant wing
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    Lexus is descending on Las Vegas with a host of custom-built show cars just for SEMA. A total of six models will be on hand for the aftermarket shindig, including an F Sport version of the all-new CT200h. The hybrid rolls on 18x8-inch wheels and sports a high-performance big-brake kit straight from the company's go-fast catalog. But the CT200h isn't ...

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    Report: Toyota cutting 2011 global hybrid production goal
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    Japan's Nikkan Kogyo newspaper reports that Toyota's hybrid production plans for 2011 may fall well short of the company's targeted one million units. The report, drawing information from an unidentified source who is closely entwined with Toyota's production process, states that company recently released its hybrid plans to major suppliers and the ...

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    Toyota to retool Kanda plant for start-to-finish midsize hybrid vehicle production
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    Toyota Motor Kyushu Inc., a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, will invest 1 billion yen ($11.7 million U.S. at the current exchange rate) to retool its plant in Kanda, Japan in order to establish a new start-to-finish manufacturing facility that's capable of producing all of the necessary components for the Toyota Sai and Lexus HS 250h hybrids on ...

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    Review: 2010 Lexus HS 250h
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    A Perfect Prius It Is Not 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 that these models represent the zenith of what a luxury hybrid can be. For that, Lexus finally decided to build a dedicated ...

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    Review: 2010 Lexus HS 250h
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    A Perfect Prius It Is Not 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 that these models represent the zenith of what a luxury hybrid can be. For that, Lexus finally decided to build a dedicated ...

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    Toyota's hybrid sales break a million in Japan, Prius still on top
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    Back in August of 1997, Toyota launched its Coaster Hybrid EV minibus, the company's first hybrid vehicle. Though the Coaster Hybrid is not a common name, it was the vehicle that started the hybrid revolution at Toyota. The Japanese automaker has now announced that cumulative sales of its hybrids have now topped the one-million mark in its home market. ...

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    Toyota's hybrid sales break 1m in Japan, Prius still on top
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    Back in August of 1997, Toyota launched its Coaster Hybrid EV minibus, the company's first hybrid vehicle. Though the Coaster Hybrid is not a common name, it was the vehicle that started the hybrid revolution at Toyota. Just days ago, Toyota announced that cumulative sales of its hybrids have now topped the one-million mark in Japan. In addition, the ...

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