14 Cars Axed in 2012

14 Cars Axed in 2012

9. Lexus HS Hybrid

Poor sales of the Lexus HS 250h forced the Japanese automaker to give it the axe this year. Priced from $37,030, the HS model never caught on like the CT 200h has. In fact, only 2,864 units sold in 2011. A slow seller at the start, with the CT 200h priced almost $8,000 cheaper, it’s no surprise buyers are opting for the CT instead.

And then there’s the introduction of the 2013 Lexus ES 300h, which surely would have cannibalized even more sales of the HS 250h had it continued production.

  • Guest

    Gallant or Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart?

  • The picture is a Lancer, not a Galant

  • Ghent

    Test drove a ZDX once. It really was an abysmally bad car, though very surrounding and comfortable inside. You felt like you were in a high-tech spaceship… however… with the view that one would expect from inside a proper spaceship – nothing. Tiny, tiny windows, huge blindspots. I’d classify the car as downright dangerous, until self-driving cars with collision sensors all around them become the norm 😉