2012 Lexus HS 250h: Production Ends, Discounts Begin?
Current Model Year to be the Last for Lexus’ Compact Hybrid Sedan
The Lexus HS 250h was the very first dedicated hybrid from Toyota’s luxury brand, launched to much fanfare back in 2009, but with sales of the compact-ish sedan never living up to expectations, the car’s brief run in the marketplace has now reached an end: In fact—in a situation that says plenty about the HS 250h’s popularity—production of the vehicle actually stopped back in January; it’s just that not many folks realized it until now. But as savvy shoppers understand, Lexus’ loss can be their gain. Dealers are likely to be highly motivated to move out the 2012 models, which still offer the kind of luxury appointments one would expect in an entry-level Lexus, along with the kind of high EPA ratings one would expect in a hybrid.