Lexus didn’t hold back with the HS 250h photos, there’s images from every conceivable angle:
Early reaction focuses on the HS’ resemblance to the Toyota Corolla, though I see a lot of the IS & ES in the design. Really though, with the vehicle’s focus on gas mileage, much of the design is predetermined. The Prius is a perfect example of function over form, and when the two hybrids are compared the HS is easily more attractive.
Another thing, and it could be the most important point: I think this car is aimed directly at Europe.
On the downside, Lexus needs to reconsider the colors used to promote their new vehicles. No matter how you slice it, silver is generic, and it makes the HS look dull. This in turn leads to all sorts of criticism, when the design is actually very appealing. Take a look at these detail shots: