Lexus HS 250 alternatives

Latest model: Lexus HS 250h 2010
Lexus HS 250h 20102010 Lexus HS 250h, the world's first dedicated luxury hybrid car, was revealed at the 2009 North American International Auto Show. The Lexus HS 250h will be Lexus' fourth hybrid and the most economical car in its lineup. It also will be the first Lexus to utilize carbon-neutral Ecological Plastic materials in a new fantastic cockpit and dashboard layout.

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A welcomed addition to Lexus' entry-luxury sedan lineup, the Lexus HS 250h fits nicely between the IS luxury sport sedan and the ES luxury sedan. Research has shown that more than 60 percent of entry-luxury vehicle consumers would have considered a hybrid if available, and the Lexus HS will offer these buyers with a viable buy feature.

Equipped with Lexus' first four-cylinder gas motor, the 2. 4-liter Atkinson-cycle powerplant is part of the latest Lexus Hybrid Drive System, which generates 187 total system horsepower. The highly efficient Atkinson-cycle motor, made possible by the Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (vvt-i) system, enables the expansion/power stroke to be longer than the compression stroke so that combustion energy can be more effectively used for production of motor performance. The Lexus HS 250h sedan's expected fuel economy will be more than 30-percent better than the most economical model currently in the Lexus lineup, while earning a SULEV emissions rating utilizing regular 87-octane gasoline. Among the technologies adopted in the 2. 4-liter four-cylinder motor are cooling piston oil jets; an optimized balance shaft rate for enhanced Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) characteristics; and a hot-air venting system mounted behind the radiator.

Like the all-new 2010 Lexus RX 450h hybrid utility car that made its debut in November, the Lexus HS 250h will include a new system developed to enhance efficiency. The exhaust heat recovery system reduces motor warm-up time, thus enabling it to stop earlier, more often, and for longer periods. A windshield with infrared-ray (IR) reduction features, which helps keep the dashboard more cool, has been adopted in order to decrease the amount of climate control needed to lower the cab temperature. additionally to the exhaust heat recovery system and the IR windshield, available power-saving LED headlamps also contribute to enhanced fuel economy and emissions.