Posted Nov 22nd 2012 2:00PM
The Lexus HS 250h was put to rest in North America at the beginning of this year, but it has been offered a way back onto the mortal coil in the Japanese market. This is a supposedly a picture of what the JDM-spec entry-level Lexus hybrid sedan will look like, and what a difference 11 months makes. It appears that only the front and rear clips have been changed, the brand's new design language giving it much more visual oomph than the hyped-up Corolla we were offered.
It doesn't hurt that the front and rear treatment virtually clones the 2013 Lexus ES, the blacked-out center bar in the spindle grille adding some aggression to the smaller package. The rest of the car looks to be carried over as it was when it left us, and the report of its resurrection indicates that it will go on sale in Japan by the end of this month.
News Source: Lexus Enthusiast