The Toyota Chaser is a mid-sized sedan that was produced by Toyota in various iterations from 1977 to 2001. The 1998 model year of the Toyota Chaser is often referred to as the “98 Chaser” or the “Toyota Chaser 98.”
The 1998 Toyota Chaser was part of the X100 series, which was in production from 1996 to 2001. These cars were known for their sporty performance and were available with various engine options, including turbocharged models. The Chaser was typically rear-wheel drive and was well-regarded for its handling and driving dynamics.
The specific model you mentioned, the “Tourer V,” is one of the performance-oriented trims of the Chaser. It was equipped with a more powerful engine and various sporty features.
Please note that the availability of specific models and trims can vary by region, so there might be slight differences in specifications and features depending on where the car was sold.
The Toyota Chaser, particularly in the X100 series (1996-2001), was available in various trims and versions to cater to different preferences and market demands. Here are some of the notable trims and versions of the Toyota Chaser from that era:
Toyota Chaser Avante/GX100: The base model of the Chaser featuring a more economical engine and fewer luxury features.
Toyota Chaser Avante Four/GX100: Similar to the base Avante but equipped with Toyota’s 4WD system for better traction.
Toyota Chaser Tourer S/JZX100: This trim was known for its sportier appearance and suspension tuning. It typically came with a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline-six engine.
Toyota Chaser Tourer V/JZX100: The Tourer V was a high-performance variant of the Chaser, equipped with a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-six engine. It was often regarded as the sportiest model in the lineup.
Toyota Chaser Avante/GF-GX100: This version was designed with more luxury and comfort in mind. It featured a more plush interior and a smoother ride.
Toyota Chaser Avante Four/GF-GX100: Similar to the Avante but with 4WD capabilities for improved stability.
Toyota Chaser Grande/GF-GX100: The Grande trim emphasized luxury and comfort even further, often featuring higher-quality materials and additional amenities.
Toyota Chaser Avante/GF-JZX100: This was the base model with the 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-six engine.
Toyota Chaser Avante Four/GF-JZX100: Equipped with both the turbocharged engine and 4WD for improved performance and traction.
Toyota Chaser Avante/IRV-GX100: This was a more eco-friendly version of the Chaser, featuring a smaller engine designed for better fuel efficiency.