Lexus is mum on the
details of the concepts powertrain, but does say that once the
vehicle goes into production next year it is likely to use the same
powertrain as the HS
250h. The HS 250h powertrain is good for 34 mpg combined and
consists of a 2.4 liter 147hp four-cylinder engine combined with a
245V battery pack and electric motor to bring the total power to
187hp. The power train will be mated to a six-speed automatic
transmission that can be shifted via paddles on the steering
The concept is the first Lexus full hybrid in the
European premium compact segment. Also featured in the concept are
the Remote Touch controls that were first seen on the RX 450h and a
multi-information display on the top of the dashboard. The Remote
Touch control is sort of like a mouse on a computer that allows the
driver access and customize the information they are presented with
and enter set up programs for the vehicle.
The interior of the
vehicle is covered in aluminum and wood trim with ambient lights in
the header and iPhone docs for the passengers in the rear seats. The
exterior of the car is highly stylized with blacked out B-pillars and
door handles integrated into the pillars to give the four door a
quote: But you do what people judging you based on your Lexus, which is why you bought it, so be quiet.
quote: A lexus doesnt really cost that much more than a Honda??