Lexus HS 250h-based sedan in Japan. Pictures of the updated Lexus emerged late last year; now it’s time for the Toyota-badged version to show us its new face.
Looking a little subtler than the Lexus, the facelifted Toyota Sai
gains slim, angry-looking LED headlamps, a reworked grille and a new
V-shaped front bumper incorporating bigger fog lamp housings.
A chrome strip runs along the side, and round the back, you’ll find
new LED tail lamps that run across the width of the V-shaped boot lid,
plus a new rear bumper. Wheels are 16-inch aluminium jobs.
The biggest change inside is a new centre stack that holds reshaped
air vents and new switchgear, amongst others. Materials and trim have
been enhanced in places, creating a more upscale atmosphere. A new
10-speaker SD Navigation system with microSD, Blu-ray and USB
compatibility can be specified.
Nothing’s changed under the bonnet – there’s the same 150 hp/187
Nm 2.4 litre 2AZ-FXE Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder and the same 143
hp/270 Nm electric motor. Combined output is 190 hp, and fuel economy on
the JC08 cycle is rated at 4.4 litres per 100 km. The Camry Hybrid has a similar setup.
Thanks to: Paultan