Imagining the Lexus HS 250h with a Spindle Grille


With the Lexus HS now cancelled, the only chance to see the model updated with the spindle grille are with these two renderings from photochopper Theophilus Chin:

Lexus HS 250h Spindle Grille

Lexus HS 250h F Sport

Strangely enough, we might be looking at one of the reasons the HS was discontinued — the application of the spindle grille only heightens the comparisons to a certain Toyota model, which doesn’t fit very well with Lexus’ plan to separate the brand’s visual design from Toyota.

[Source: Theophilus Chin]

Comments


  • http://www.facebook.com/RDS.Alphard Yong Thian Ding

    It actually looks good !

  • http://twitter.com/thethird92 Feliciano III ♪♫ [+]

    RIP HS 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=529435591 Brian Commissiong

    Good riddance to the Lexus Prius. It always looked sus.

  • alahjahwan09

    You know, that actually looks a lot better

  • Alex

    Looks much better, but this really only ever was a dressed up Corolla.

    Good riddance, and bring on the new IS!

  • DuDE

    Can anybody do a chop of the grille in the GX460?

  • http://twitter.com/CruxFiveTen Crux

    I see this car a lot in the East/South Bay area. I think it was the ugliest, a complete #fail of a design. This was probably done before Akio took over Toyota. Definitely reeks of board directors/accountants who do not have passion or know how on car making. So glad this butt ugly model is out of the Lexus family. I was embarrassed seeing these on the road and I feel bad for the owners who actually bought them. 

  • Brad

    I’ve been waiting for that one too!Even though it’s far from being my favourite in the Lexus line-up,I bet it will be the most improved of all the Lexus updated models!

  • http://twitter.com/FreeSpirit16680 Мохамед Ибрагимов

    NO RIP for this HS

    thanks GOD they hear our voice and killed it

  • brian jou

    really hope they improve the gx. Most importantly the engine and suspension…

  • http://www.facebook.com/LexusandThePursuit WorldofLuxury

    If the headlights were stretched a bit, and the grille extended into the headlights like in the RX, it might’ve looked better.

  • LEXICON

    I’m on the edge of my fukin seat for the IS spindle grille debut.. Any good renderings yet?

  • BlackDynamiteNY

    The red “F-Sport”!!
    BD

  • Jay

    IMO the HS’s original grille was one of the low point of its design. It looked like a cheap aftermarket plastic simulated chrome grille. Spindle grille treatment does improve the HS quite a bit, but I still won’t miss the car.

  • Carmaker1

     Yeah, it was actually. It was signed off in 2007 the design, so Akio was thankfully far removed from it.

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