We're anxiously awaiting the debut of the Lexus HS250h dedicated hybrid model
at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show
, but we can at least tide ourselves over with a few spy shots
of the sedan being tested in all of its camo'd glory. As we can clearly see, this is not a hatchback like the Prius
- which Lexus
is also expected to get a version of - but a sedan, complete with the trunk out back that most Americans seem to prefer. We're still unclear on exactly what will power the new sedan, though a version of the Camry Hybrid's
2.4L four-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine and hybrid
system seems a distinct possibility. Alternatively, an enlarged version of the new Prius' powerplant could be used.
version of the HS250h is also expected that will likely use the same powerplant but get fewer luxury goods to go along with its lower price. Expect a nickel metal hydride battery pack and fuel mileage in the 40s.
[Source: Left Lane News