2010 Lexus HS250h fetches more than 10,000 orders

Article by Christian A., on August 27, 2010

The HS 250h, Lexus' first dedicated hybrid, will be launched in the US in September but anxiety that problems will be met has been worsened with the fact that in Japan, the orders have far exceeded its expectations.

Toyota spokeswoman Monika Saito said that the company, which released the car in July 14, expected orders of 500 each month but so far, 10,000 orders have been taken. As it is, buyers in Japan have to wait six months.

When asked whether the situation in Japan will affect the launching in the US, Saito said that she hopes there won't be a problem but that we'll just have to see. Powering the Lexus HS 250h is a four-cylinder gas engine, coupled with a hybrid system.

When together, the two develop a total of 187 horsepower -- 147 of them come from the regular powerplant alone. Although the two-motor hybrid system develops 141 hp, the two cannot be used at the same time using their peak power.

The second motor in the hybrid system serves to start the engine and as generator to charge the hybrid battery pack. Dubbed as the world's first hybrid-only luxury vehicle, the car has a starting price for the standard version of $34,200.

The premium version has a starting price of $36,970. Both versions release 70% less emission than an average car, with fuel consumption rating said to be 35 mpg (6.72l/100 km) city and 34 mpg on the highway (6.9l/100 km). For the US market, the Lexus HS 250h will be priced at $35,075, including shipping.

Topics: lexus, hybrid, sedan, orders

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