The HS 250h is festooned with all sorts of gadgets and electronic features, most of which are controllable through an ergonomic joystick. “Haven’t many people been waiting for a seamless hybrid sedan wearing a luxury label?” Mr. Garrett asked.
Lexus seems to be banking on it because it has announced that its second dedicated premium compact hybrid will go on sale in early 2011.
the CT 200h pairs a 1.8-liter I-4 with Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive system. The CT 200h can run on electricity alone for up to 1.2 miles -- as long as you keep speeds below 28 mph. Its CVT transmission offers four drive modes: EV, ECO, Normal, or Sport.