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  • 2010 Lexus HS 250h

    Toyota has issued a voluntary recall on certain versions of its Lexus HS 250h and Prius hybrid vehicles due to an issue with the cars’ brakes. The recall affects all 2010 model year HS 250h and Prius hybrids, of which there are approximately 87,000 units in the U.S. The affected vehicles are equipped with a brake pressure accumulator that may develop a fatigue crack on an internal part due to vibration. The most likely outcome would be a loss of braking pressure, although Toyota hasn’t mentioned what would happen if the part in question did develop a crack. The automaker has...

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    18,000 2010 Lexus HS 250h Sedans Recalled For Suspension Failure Risk

    The 2010 Lexus HS 250h is being recalled to fix a suspension arm that might rust and fail.

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    2013 Shelby GT500, Next-Gen WRX, Lexus HS 250h Dead: Today's Car News

    Subaru unveiled the Advanced Tourer Concept at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show last December, and we all thought it was previewing the next-generation Legacy and Outback. Motor Trend now reports that the concept actually hints at the next-generation WRX. The front-end design of the new WRX will...

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    Slow-Selling 2012 Lexus HS 250h Hybrid Killed, Very Softly

    Beware, green luxury shoppers: If you like the Lexus HS 250h hybrid sedan, get one now—and you might even score the rare discount on a Lexus. Lexus has confirmed that the HS 250h is no more. And it's evidence that even Lexus can make product missteps, and that not every hybrid that Toyota or...

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    Toyota Resumes Production of Lexus Hybrids

    Toyota has resumed production of the Lexus CT 200h and HS 250h hybrids following a shutdown after the massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami that rocked the northern part of the country. At issue is the battery supply. The batteries for the vehicles -- as well as the ever-popular Prius -- are...

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    Lexus Planning Recall Of 2010 HS 250h For Potential Post-Crash Fuel Leak

    The problem was discovered in safety testing by the NHTSA.

  • 2010 Lexus HS 250h

    The not-quite-luxury hybrid isn't finding many buyers willing to make the compromise.

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    2010 Toyota Prius And 2010 Lexus HS 250h Recalled To Fix ABS

    Toyota has announced a global recall on its 2010 Prius hybrid as well as the 2010 Lexus HS 250h to investigate and remedy a software glitch that can affect the cars' anti-lock braking system (ABS). The software glitch is a separate issue to the stuck accelerator pedals and faulty floor mats that...

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    First Drive: 2010 Lexus HS 250h

    We take a brief spin in the 2010 Lexus HS 250h

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    Report: High Demand For Lexus HS250h Could Mean Short Supply In U.S.

    Over 10,000 orders for the new luxury hybrid have been placed in Japan.

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    2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: New Lexus Compact for Europe?

    We've told you about the new Lexus compact car being developed for markets outside the U.S. Now, Autocar magazine reports the new vehicle will have a fall debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show in September. The proposed new Lexus would challenge the likes of the BMW 1-Series and the new Mercedes A-...

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    Report: Lexus planning hybrid IS for Europe instead of HS 250h

    Lexus has confirmed that its all-new HS 250h dedicated hybrid won’t go on sale in Europe because its carbon-dioxide emissions are already close to the similarly sized IS 220d diesel sedan. In its place, however, an IS-based hybrid could be in the works. News of the IS hybrid, which originates...

  • 2010 Lexus HS 250h

    Already selling strongly in Japan in pre-order sales, Lexus today announced U.S. pricing for the 2010 HS 250h dedicated luxury sedan. Starting at a mere $34,200, the hybrid is firmly positioned at the entry-level sector of the luxury sedan market. The carmaker hopes to hit 25,000 sales in the HS 250h's first year. As we showed you nearly two months ago with our first drive review of the car, the 2010 Lexus HS 250h can't really be compared with its corporate stablemate the Toyota Prius, but the comparisons are inevitable. Priced at over $12,000 more than a base Prius II, the HS 250h certainly...

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    Lexus shifting focus to entry-level models

    Everyone in the industry is feeling the burn of a long, slow summer, but few are feeling as keenly as Lexus. Perhaps that's because the luxury import carmaker had so far to fall, having been the dominant force in American luxury cars for most of the past decade. But there's a plan afoot to help...

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    Lexus HS 250h tops 1,500 pre-orders in Japan

    Though it has already been ruled out for Europe where diesel is king, the 2010 Lexus HS 250h dedicated hybrid sedan is planned for the U.S. If early sales reports out of Japan are any indication, the HS should prove a bigger hit than some might have predicted. Over 1,500 buyers have placed orders...

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    Lexus hoping to hit 25,000 in first-year HS 250h hybrid sales

    High sales hopes aren't exactly in fashion right now, especially in the car industry, and Lexus is following suit, eying a fairly humble first-year target of 25,000 units for its new HS 250h dedicated hybrid sedan. Total sales for the Lexus brand in 2008 rode above 20,000 per month, and even with...

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    2010 Lexus HS 250h first drive

    Get behind the wheel of the 2010 Lexus HS 250h, and one of the first things you'll realize is that the seemingly inevitable comparison to the Prius isn't entirely appropriate. The Lexus is certainly destined to be more expensive and exclusive than Toyota's popular hybrid, but it's also a...

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    Toyota design chief gives insight into future lineup

    Gauging the future of automotive design is a tough and tricky business. Anyone that's ventured through the winding courses of Disney's famed Autopia knows exactly how easy it is to get things wrong. But Toyota is charting its own course to the future, and it's using efficiency as its North star. A...

  • 2010 Lexus HS 250h

    Lexus today announced an all-new dedicated hybrid model for its lineup in the form of the HS 250h. The HS fits between the current IS and ES models and is designed to make luxury hybrids more affordable. According to the company almost 60% of entry level luxury car buyers would consider a hybrid model if it were a viable option. The HS 250h is powered by a 2.4L four-cylinder Atkinson-cycle engine which generates 187hp (140kW) when combined with the Lexus Hybrid Drive system. Drive is sent to the front wheels via an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission. Although no...

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