The HS250h is Lexus’s first hybrid-only offering. Toyota produced 2,000 units in July. Remaining orders for the Lexus hybrid have reached 8,600 units—17 times the monthly domestic sales target of 500.
The HS 250h utilizes Lexus’ first four-cylinder gas engine and the latest hybrid system. The twin-cam Atkinson-cycle engine with Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i) alone has an output of 147 hp (110 kW). In combination with the hybrid drive motor, the HS 250h generates 187 total system horsepower (140 kW). HS 250h has nearly zero evaporative emissions. Sales in the US begin in late August.