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New Lexus HS 250h Coming to Japan

2013 Lexus HS 250h Updated

Japanese blog 昔の名前で出ています has posted images of an updated Lexus HS 250h set to launch in Japan by the end of the month — here’s a shot from the rear:

2013 Lexus HS 250h Rear

While much of the HS remains unchanged, the new spindle grille is attractive and surprisingly effective in changing the overall look of the hybrid sedan — also revealed was the updated interior:

Lexus HS 250h Interior

Overall, this is a drastic improvement for a model that had a hard time fitting into the Lexus lineup — however, after the HS was pulled from North American dealerships earlier this year, it’s unlikely to be offered outside of Japan any time soon.

[Source: 昔の名前で出ています] (Thanks Kyko!)

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That's actually a very large improvement to the north american discontinued model! I would actually consider one now, but if there is an ISh coming to fill in the gap between the CT and ESh I don't see the point.
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    BlackDynamiteOnline
  • November 19, 2012
A very nice improvement, and the new grille is much better integrated than the Lexus ES. I'm never going to see an HS again, but...... BD
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      ydooby
    • November 19, 2012
    Agreed. This is what the ES's front end should've looked like, instead of the awkward snout.
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Woot! Lexus never gives up!
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    Pedro_roldao
  • November 19, 2012
The new front end resulted brilliantly from this perspective. Although the rear end, specially the tail lights, need some improvement. But the new ISh and maybe a new CT250h!?!? would fill the gap perfectly.
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I too like the front end. Makes the ES, CT and even GS grilles look a bit half hearted. Hope the new IS grille looks more like the HS...
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    Wunko
  • November 19, 2012
I like it. Too bad it didn't look like this before it got discontinued in the USA.
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    rtgrthg
  • November 19, 2012
The front looks like LS F Sport.
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    Warthog
  • November 19, 2012
Better looking outside, but the inside is still bizarre IMO
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    ya i agree... i am not feeling the floating centre console
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    LexusLVR
  • November 19, 2012
I'm no fan of the exterior but it does look better than the original HS. The cabin materials look superb but I find the design far to busy. 
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    Troy Howard
  • November 19, 2012
It's still ugly! Sticking the all new and improved front grill on it makes the car look like a bobble head doll almost. Very wierd looking.
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    mgoldwire
  • November 19, 2012
Looks a thousand times better!
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    V12mind
  • November 19, 2012
New HS?  When will the this nightmare end?
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    Travis
  • November 19, 2012
MY WORD. drastic change the car looks 10 tens better with this face... hell the new lexus grill i think looks best on this car then the rest of the lineup... this grill has much more detail 
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    Sabrina Winstone
  • November 20, 2012
I love it <3 Best rendition of the spindle grill by far, loving the detail of the creasing hood continuing down the grill! Much cleaner than the spindles on other models imo but find it ironic the front of this lower model now looks arguably more aggressive than the GS and even the LS F-sport. Maybe Lexus is hinting they're gonna throw in the 2.0 Turbo engine into this baby :-P The rear end needs a bit of work though, I find it a little too rounded out and bubbly vs the front end. And what's with the trapezoidal fuel door for some reason it just doesn't look right :-/
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    SlumLord
  • November 22, 2012
bring small quantities of them to north america and call it Ct250 sedan.
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I wanna see what can Lexus do on CT200h !

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