Toyota Sai Hybrid Mirrors Lexus HS250h in Tokyo

2010 Toyota Sai live at Tokyo Motor Show
2010 Toyota Sai live at Tokyo Motor Show

Toyota has formally introduced their domestic take on the Lexus HS250h.  The 2010 Toyota Sai will hit the Japanese market in early December with a base price of ¥3,380,000, or roughly $37,275.

The hybrid moves thanks to a 2.4-liter petrol engine and a powerful electric motor which combine for up to 185 horsepower.  Each of the two are also fully capable of running the car on their own, with the engine and motor respectively producing 150 hp and 140 hp.  The motor runs on a nickel-metal hydride battery pack.

A small luxury sedan at heart, the 2010 Toyota Sai will come standard with a 10-speaker audio system controlled by the in-dash infotainment unit.  This includes a retractable LCD touch screen and HDD navigation.  A tracking device with buttons is also mounted on the wheel, so the driver never has to move his hands.

Exterior lighting, front fascia, rear doors, and windows have been modified to differentiate the car from the Lexus.  The interior includes redesigned air vents, gauges, and wheel.

Published Oct 23rd, 2009 12:46am By Zack Newmark

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meizterwerk meizterwerk
ok. but for me, it will not going to break the prius in looks and aerodynamics. plus the mpg.
Oct 23rd, 2009 2:40pm
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darzav darzav
The hybrids are selling well. I think this is one of Toyota's better looking hybrids. Well done.
Oct 23rd, 2009 8:36am
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