Toyota is hoping to sell about 25,000 units of its all-new 2010 Lexus HS 250h in the first 12 months of the cars sale, said Mark Templin, group vice president of the Lexus Division for Toyota North America. Lexus’ first dedicated hybrid model is scheduled to go on sale in the U.S. later this summer and will be the luxury-brands first hybrid-only model. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.
“More than 60 percent of entry luxury sedan buyers said they would consider hybrids, and this is a segment nobody’s in right now,” Templin told Reuters.
Power for the 2010 Lexus HS 250h comes from Lexus” first 4-cylinder 2.4L Atkinson engine and the Lexus Hybrid Drive System. The drivertrain, mated to a CVT transmission, produces a total of 187-hp. That allows the HS 250h to go from 0 to 60 mph in 8.4 seconds.
The 2010 Lexus HS 250h is expected to return EPA-estimated 35/34 mpg (city/highway) for a combined 35 mpg.
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– By: Omar Rana