Lexus discontinues HS 250h hybrid | Digital Trends

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Lexus discontinues HS 250h

Some cars become classics, while others so anonymous that no one bothers to if they are still being Case in point: the Lexus HS hybrid, which was just discontinued, even though it has out of production since January.


to Lexus, the HS 250h is being due to poor sales. “We make to make sure that we market demand, and the discontinuation of HS was of that adjustment,” company said. The HS was launched at the 2009 Auto Show, and Lexus to sell 25,000 to 30,000 annually. However, the actual never even came Lexus sold 6,699 of the in 2009, 10,663 in 2010, and in 2011.

The HS seemed to be based on sound but the crowded hybrid market made selling Lexus’ dedicated hybrid difficult. The HS is in size to the Toyota Prius, but originally said it would to a different market, because of its features and more regal body style. However, and parent company Toyota what most hybrid care about: economy.

The HS may be more luxurious than a but it is only rated at 35 city and 34 mpg in EPA testing. A Prius achieves 51 and 48 respectively. Add to that the fact an HS 250h costs $37,905, a Prius starts at $24,760, and it is to make a case for the Lexus. are all about fuel economy, so it is to see why someone would pay more for a car that returns fewer per gallon.

Lexus HS

When compared to the Prius, the HS suffered from branding Toyota thought the Lexus would attract customers in luxury, but it was no match for the Prius association with economy and responsibility. Also, the Prius has an name, not a concoction of letters and

The HS was not just competing with the it was also competing with Lexus hybrids, including versions of the GS sedan and RX crossover. As a hybrid, the HS was not supposed to compete these cars, but it just stand out. Most preferred the already popular GS or RX to HS’ visage. Now that Lexus has dedicated hybrid, the CT 200h the HS will only get harder to

Buyers looking for a luxury still have plenty of Lexus and other companies hybrid versions of many of popular models. If they a car that is only available as a with its own unique styling, always the CT 200h. It’s looking than the HS, anyway.

Lexus HS
Lexus HS

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