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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]

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It actually looks good !
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RIP HS 
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Good riddance to the Lexus Prius. It always looked sus.
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    alahjahwan09
  • May 22, 2012
You know, that actually looks a lot better
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    Alex
  • May 22, 2012
Looks much better, but this really only ever was a dressed up Corolla. Good riddance, and bring on the new IS!
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    DuDE
  • May 22, 2012
Can anybody do a chop of the grille in the GX460?
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      Brad
    • May 22, 2012
    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!
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      brian jou
    • May 22, 2012
    really hope they improve the gx. Most importantly the engine and suspension...
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    I did a rough draw , http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/581130_10150848861012637_607752636_9785306_1778398404_n.jpg ... sorry about it's too dark .
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  • May 22, 2012
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. 
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      Carmaker1
    • May 23, 2012
     Yeah, it was actually. It was signed off in 2007 the design, so Akio was thankfully far removed from it.
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NO RIP for this HS thanks GOD they hear our voice and killed it
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If the headlights were stretched a bit, and the grille extended into the headlights like in the RX, it might've looked better.
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    LEXICON
  • May 22, 2012
I'm on the edge of my fukin seat for the IS spindle grille debut.. Any good renderings yet?
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    BlackDynamiteNY
  • May 23, 2012
The red "F-Sport"!! BD
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    Jay
  • May 23, 2012
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.
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