According to recent reports Lexus will use the North American International Auto Show in Detroit to debut a new hybrid dubbed the HS250h which will reach the US market in 2010.

According to recent reports Lexus will use the North American International Auto Show in Detroit to debut a new hybrid dubbed the HS250h which will reach the US market in 2010.

Only available in hybrid form, the new model is expected to be based off the recently redesigned Toyota Prius. Power will most likely come from a 2.4L engine connected to the same hybrid system found in the Toyota Camry Hybrid. The model will come with Lexus' L-finesse design language and is rumored to adopt a system similar to BMW's iDrive.

While the information is sketchy to say the least, it has long been expected that Lexus would receive a version of the Prius in the near future. The new model should also offer the latest advances in hybrid technology which means a significantly lighter hybrid powertrain and more power than the current system.

Rendered Speculation: Lexus HS250h Dedicated Hybrid Model