Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Lexus HS Hybrid: is it not just an expensive Toyota Corolla?

I don't understand why no one has made this comment yet, but doesn't the new Lexus HS Hybrid (bottom) looks pretty much like a Toyota Corolla (top)? Of course they come from the same manufacturer. But up until this point Lexus has had a distinctly different style than Toyota. And they are almost exactly the same size--the HS is 5 inches longer, but that's about the only dimensional difference. Certainly there are differences. The HS has a more sloping rear roofline and it appears to have a more cab-forward design. But still, won't friends of the HS buyer say, "You paid WHAT for a Toyota Corolla!?" I'll bet the average person on the street can't tell them apart.
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