New Vehicle Extrication: 2010 Lexus HS250h

Article and photos by Jason EmeryThe HS250h is the fourth hybrid model that Lexus offers and is its most efficient hybrid (figure 1). This is also the first compact hybrid luxury sedan. This model was just released as a hybrid and uses many of the same components as the third-generation Toyota Prius.Vehicle IdentificationSince this model does not have any truly distinguishing design features identifying it as a hybrid, responders must look for external markings. These markings, or badging, can be found on both rear doors (figure 2) and on the right side of the trunk (figure 3). Responders can also look at the rear "deck" area behind the rear seat for the battery cooling vent (fi...

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