Five Toyota and Lexus Hybrids Not Sold Here...That Should Be

Hybrids don't have to be boring to drive. Toyota's overseas models show us this in excess.

By Jacob Brown | Photos By Jacob Brown | September 19, 2013

Lexus GS 450h F Sport

You probably thought this one was already sold in the U.S.: It isn't. You can pick up a Lexus GS 350 F Sport, but there's no such thing as a GS 450h F Sport here. Why the quickest Lexus GS, complete with a 338-horsepower hybrid powertrain, isn't sold here with the sports package, which includes an adjustable suspension, bigger brakes, more aggressive seats, LED headlights, and special touches throughout, comes down to price.
Compared to the GS 350, the GS 350 F Sport costs an additional $5,690, which would make it at least $66,000 before piling on any extras. As it is, a GS 450h can already top $75,000, so can you imagine seeing an $80,000 Lexus GS that isn't called GS F? Neither can us. Toyota officials say the GS 450h may come to the U.S. in a few years. In the meantime, it will remain exclusive to the European market where Lexus is finally starting to gain some traction with buyers.
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