In quite a few TV commercials lately, Lexus has been touting its hybrid-car muscle. So I figured why not take Lexus up on its boasts and see what their current hybrid line is about? With that thought, I present today's video that takes a look at the 2010 Lexus HS250h.
The Lexus HS250h is the company's entry-level luxury hybrid sedan, and it is also its first dedicated foray into the production of hybrid vehicles. At the 35-second mark in the video, we see in plain print what some of the specs are for comparison with other hybrids. The Lexus boasts 140 horsepower and a fuel-economy average of roughly 35 mpg, among other attributes. At the 1 minute, 20 second mark, Bob Allan, a Lexus representative, explains the company's use of bioplastic materials used in the car's interior. Also, apparently the car includes a driver camera system and lane departure warning system as well. In the video, the narrator asserts that what makes the HS250h a little different from other hybrids is that it is not a gasoline-based vehicle reconfigured for the hybrid market; I guess we shall see whether this will become a trend in the evolution of hybrid cars.