In 1998, Toyota launched the Altezza model - a sports rear-wheel drive sedan, the sports modification of which (RS200) was equipped with a 210-horsepower engine with a volume of 2 liters, 4 cylinders and a VVT-I system, a 6-speed manual transmission, dual-link independent suspension type and limited slip differential. All this allowed Altezza to give excellent speed characteristics. There is also a modification AS200 - with a 6-cylinder in-line engine with a capacity of 160 hp. and a 4-speed automatic transmission. Only automatic transmission was installed on the first cars of this modification, but since 2001 the AS200 has also been equipped with a 6-speed “mechanics”.
The design of the Altezza dashboard is designed in a plain range with metallic inserts. An automatic transmission, which can be equipped with a modification of the RS series, allows you to manually shift gears.