The Lexus HS is a mid-size hybrid-only luxury sedan that went on sale in 2009, but has since been withdrawn from the US. What do its name and letters mean?
Despite the fact that it was the first hybrid-only sedan in Lexus’ range, the letters don’t stand for Hybrid Sedan, but rather they’re short for Harmonious Sedan.
Paired with the JDM only Toyota Sai, the Lexus HS has found moderate success in its homeland, but was deemed a failure in the US, where customers preferred the cheaper and larger Lexus ES sedan. The Camry and Avalon-based ES isn’t sold in Japan.