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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 principles, but the crowded hybrid ultimately made selling first dedicated hybrid The HS is close in size to the Toyota but Lexus originally said it appeal to a different market, of its luxury features and more sedan body style. Lexus and parent company ignored what most owners care about:

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.

Hybrids are all about fuel so it is hard to see why someone would pay money for a car that returns miles per gallon.

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When to the Prius, the HS also suffered branding issues. Toyota the Lexus name would customers interested in luxury, but it was no for the Prius name’s association economy and environmental responsibility. the Prius has an actual name, not a of letters and numbers.

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.

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