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Tanaka Heavy Industries (田中重工業) | OLD VERSION!


Here’s a video on how make a supercharger in Beam.NG drive…
Video link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QSrNMxHi374


The 1st Generation Tanaka Atlantis, Very Very 90s…

Tanaka never had a midsize sedan. So, the Atlantis was introduced in 1995. It was a very popular car. It was also very affordable which means some high school students would buy these brand new as their first car.

The USDM Tanaka Atlantis 3.0 G shown

It was a very reliable car too. In the 90s, Tanaka saw an increase in quality. That means that reliability was increased. While in the 80s, things used to break quickly because of all the digital stuff, things got better in the 90s. This was a huge milestone for the company.

The USDM Tanaka Atlantis 2.0 B shown

The B versions were only available for the 4-cylinder model. This is the most basic trim level. It can do 34.3 mpg. The 4-cylinder produces a mere 119HP. It is only available with a 5-speed manual transmission. It is equipped with a basic cassette player with a standard interior.

The USDM Tanaka Atlantis 2.0 G shown

The G versions are the top of the line trim levels. They can be equipped with a 124HP 4-cylinder or a 163HP V6. It can be equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automatic transmission. It now has a standard casette player.

The JDM-only Tanaka Atlantis 3.0 TR shown

The TR version was introduced in 1996, the same time the 2nd generation X-Series was released. It was only available in Japan. It uses the same engine as the X-Series, the 3.0 litre twin-turbo V6 producing 276HP. It can do 0-60mph in 5.82 seconds because if its new AWD system. It now has a 6-speed manual transmission. The top speed is now 147mph. It also has a new body kit, new wing and new magnesium rims. These versions are very popular with tuners.

Production of the 1st generation Atlantis stopped at 2010 with the 2nd generation replacing it at the same year.



Yes very very 90’s.



It’s called lying to the customer for a reason.


It’s called the “Gentleman’s Agreement.” It’s not lying, it’s Law. :stuck_out_tongue:


Yeah I was making a joke about how the Gentleman’s Agreement existed, but cars would secretly make way more than 276 HP and just lie


It wasn’t law, it was a simple mutual agreement between manufacturers.


That tiny little kei car… (Tanaka Hawaii, 2012-present)

A scene of the Tanaka Hawaii advertisement in 2015 - Totally not kidding...

The Tanaka Hawaii was introduced in 2012 as a kei car. Tanaka designed a 660cc Turbocharged Inline 3 producing 64HP just for the Hawaii. It was called the KC-Series (“KC06DI-A1 EarthBoost” used in the Hawaii). But, an naturally aspirated and higher-revving version was created for motorcycle engines in 2013. The Hawaii is a kei car that is used for transporting your family and many adventures. All trims except the Premium have optional AWD for the snowy roads in some parts of Japan.

Tanaka Hawaii Basic shown

This is the Basic. This car is as basic as you can get. The interior is made of basic cloth with a basic CD player. This trim is equipped with 14-inch steel wheels with a hubcap over it. The transmission is a 5-speed manual. The FWD version can do 51mpg while the AWD version can do 49.9mpg.

Tanaka Hawaii Prestige shown

This is the Prestige. It now has standard leather seats, 15-inch alloy rims, fully-clad undertray, chrome trim, fog lights and an advance 5-speed automatic transmission. The FWD version can do 49mpg while the AWD can do 48mpg.

The facelifted Tanaka Hawaii Basic on the left and the Prestige on the right…

The facelifted version was introduced in 2015. They got rid of the CD player and replaced it with a basic infotainment system instead. The headlights and taillights are now LED. The front bumper was also new. Parking sensors are also added and the Prestige has a new rim design. The blinkers on the fender is also new. The rear bumper is also slightly changed.

Tanaka Hawaii Premium shown

Apart from the new exterior and interior improvements, 2015 also brought a new trim level called the Premium. The changes include two-tone (chrome and black) alloy rims, new body kit and a standard infotainment system (instead of basic in other trim levels). It can do 46.5mpg.

The Hawaii is a very popular car in Japan. It is one of the most popular Tanaka vehicle in Japan. With the success of the Hawaii, Tanaka is looking forward to making new kei cars.


Fantastic design! I absolutely love the front facia, those headlights are really dynamic and cool looking and the rear follows form! Nice work! :sparkles:


Thank you! Making the taillights is the hardest proccess. I’m glad you liked it.


The brand-new 2020 Tanaka Iris

Tanaka Iris TR shown

Brand new for 2020 and for the first time, Tanaka lauched the Iris. It is basically a sports kei car. This is for the people who wants a very small fun and sporty city car in a tight budget. It is also only available as a hardtop convertible which means you can enjoy the sunny summer. But in case you are in the winter, an AWD version is optional in every trim (Except the TR). The design is new for us. The big grille with a front body-cloured bar make it look modern and trendy. Standard LED lights also makes the car look modern. The taillights are also LEDs. The connecting taillights and the rear bumper design combined together also make the car look aggressive and modern. The engine is exactly the same one in the Tanaka Hawaii, a 660cc turbocharged Inline 3 producing 64HP (“KC06DI-A1 EarthBoost”).

Tanaka Iris B shown

This is as basic as you can get. The Iris B. It weighs 812kg for the RWD version and 841kg for the AWD version. It can do 65.9mpg for the RWD version and 65.1mpg for the AWD version. The rims are 15 inch steel rims with hudcap wrapped around hard-compound economy tires. It has a 5-speed manual gearbox. The interior is standard with a basic infotainment system. This version will cost you $11109 with an optional AWD system for an extra $569.

Tanaka Iris S shown

This is the Iris S. It is basically a fancier version of the B. It weighs 810kg for the RWD version and 838kg for the AWD version. It can do 64mpg for the RWD version and 63.2mpg for the AWD version. The rims are 16 inch alloy rims wrapped around in wider medium compound tires. The interior is the same as the B. This version will cost you $11340 with an optional AWD system for an extra $569.

Tanaka Iris TR shown

This is the top-of-the-line version of the Iris, the ‘TR’. It now weighs a little under 800kg. It can do 60.7mpg. The rims are now magnesium rims wrapped around a grippy sport compound tires. This version has a new body kit and a new wing. The interior is now a sport with a basic infotainment system. The transmission is now a 6-speed manual. This version will cost you $14022.

The price is without any mark-up.

News: There have been rumors of a European version of the Iris available with a 4 cylinder.



Hehe, colliding names aside (Well, mine has a hyphen lol) I really dig it! The overall design really flows for an aggressive smol boi look. Gotta appreciate the design of the front fascia too, looks amazing! Everything fits just right, and those custom headlights are very impressive. ^V^


Ooops. Sorry for the similar name. I will change the name later. I am still thinking for the right name. But, thank you for your opinion of this car.


The Group B Rally Success (1982-1986)

The FIA Group B rally was launched in 1982. Tanaka wanted to participate. The thing is, they had designed a prototype of a compact mid-engine car in 1980. They thought it was perfect for the Group B rally.

Tanaka Trinity Turbo shown

In 1982, the Tanaka Trinity Turbo was revealed. It was under a ton and it was small and nimble. 200 of these are built each year. It produced 259HP from the factory from its turbocharged Inline-4. It weighed 896kg. The car was also not crazy expensive. It is a RWD only car.

Tanaka Trinity Group B shown

At the same year, the rally versions raced through the rally stages. But the problem is that the car was too light to compete to fit in the engine and weight regulations. So, they had to shrink their engine displacement to 1785cc. Despite this, they managed to squeeze out 330HP. The lighter parts and stripped out interior decreased the weight to 896kg. The suspension was raised by a tiny bit, a new rear wing, and a medium compound rally tires. In that category, the Trinity was very competitive. It had podium finishes.

In 1985, the Trinity was not competitive anymore. AWD cars are beating the Trinity. Tanaka tried to fit an AWD system, but failed to do so. Unfortunately, this means that the Trinity stopped production and stopped competing in Group B. Lucky for them, they had the perfect car in production.

| 1 - Tanaka SFM4 2.0 B | 2 - Tanaka SFM4 2.0 S | 3 - Tanaka SFM4 2.0 Turbo |

This is the Tanaka SFM4. This is an experimental sports car they sold to the public. This car is showcasing their 4-wheel-steering system in preparation to release a bigger sports car (spoiler alert!). The 2.0 B and 2.0 S weighed 947kg and 945kg respectively. The 2.0 Turbo however weighed 1023kg. That means that the twin turbos from their Boxer 4 engine is increasing the weight of the car. The 2.0 B produces 142HP, the 2.0 S produces 153HP and the 2.0 Turbo produces 236HP. The 2.0 Turbo has wider fenders to fit wider tires. All of them are RWD. But, that was not enough. Tanaka wanted a faster AWD version of it.

Tanaka SFM4 Turbo B shown

This is the 2.1 Turbo B (B for Group B). This is their homoligation model. It is a lot heavier with the AWD system. It now weighed 1116kg. There is a new wing, new side skirts and rear bumper. The boxer 4 now produces 315HP. This, with the AWD system, enables the car go from 0-60mph in 7.03 seconds. The car can also do 1.10 g’s in a 20m radius circle. The engine displacement was increased to 2140cc. Of course, 200 units are produced each year.

Tanaka SFM4 Group B shown

This is the rally version. No liveries yet. The fenders are as wide as they can be and a new body kit was created just for this car. Its front bumper is very unique and distinct. The wing on the Turbo B was replaced by a bigger wing. The engine now makes 517HP. But the increased power caused the car to be heavier and has a bigger turbo lag with the bigger turbos. That means that the drivers need to keep their RPM high in order to use all its power. Its current weight is 1140kg even with lighter parts and a stripped out interior. Its most notable feature of the car is a vent ending the rear box fenders. Now, many replicas of the rear fender exists everywhere. Rally parts were added. Now, Tanaka was very competitive in the rally. This ended in 1986 when Group B was cancelled because of a lot of crashes. The production of the SFM4 also stopped in 1986. This marked the end of Tanaka’s fastest rally cars. Today, the SFM4 are popular with tuners.

Tanaka Trinity Turbo and Tanaka SFM4 Turbo B shown together in Castello, Italy…


Tanaka Akuma Spied

13 February, 2019
Today, spy shots were taken from an anonymous user on the internet. The picture seems to be taken at an abandoned port in France with trees surrounding the area. Apparently this is a top-secret operation. The car might be waiting for a truck to be picked up from the port to the Geneva Auto Show where the matte black wrap is removed.
“We should’ve been more careful. The spy shots ruined the surprise which is really bad.” -Tada Tanaka (Manager of Tanaka Europe)


With so much thrust and grip, the Purple Dragon version of the TR2 Turbo would have been able to dominate the contemporary street racing scene - assuming someone managed to get their hands on it!


7th Generation Tanaka Aventus (2010-2018)

Tanaka Aventus 3.7 L shown

The 7th generation Aventus was actually scheduled to be revealed on 2008, but during that time, the global economic crisis was still there, so they just continued selling the 6th generation Aventus. While recovering from the crisis, the engineers figured that they could work on the 7th generation Aventus. It was revealed at in 2010. It is the only generation where it is only available with a V6. However, consumers still liked the car as it was more economical than its rivals. All trims can go over 30mpg. AWD is not available. However, people did not like its long-term reliability. While other Tanaka vehicles are reliable, the Aventus seems to be lower than the other models.

Tanaka Aventus 3.7 G shown

This is the 3.7 G, the base model. Alloy rims are standard. The interior is made of luxurious leather with a luxury SatNav system. It can do 30.5mpg. The 3.7 litre V6 produces 351HP.

Tanaka Aventus 3.7 L shown

This is the 3.7 L, the top-of-the-line model. The undertray is changed to a fully clad. It also has a luxury infotainment system. It only has 4 seats. It can now do 31.1mpg.

Tanaka Aventus 3.7 G facelift shown

Tanaka Aventus 3.7 L shown

The 2015 facelift introduces new things such as LED headlights and taillights and more. The wheel design is new. The place where the license plate sits at is now black to make the design more contemporary. It is also more reliable. The 3.7 litre V6 now produces 353HP. Slightly more powerful. Sales are going stronger, but fall down in 2017 and 2018. It is replaced by the new 8th generation Aventus that was revealed at the 2019 North American Auto Show.


For those who never got a chance to drive the infamous TR2 Turbo Purple Dragon, the Trinity would have been the next best thing, with AWD traction, ample turbo power and light weight. The surprisingly good fuel economy and low purchase price would have been icing on the cake.


The Tanaka AA Platform - 7th Generation Aventis and 1st Generation Ascent (2015-Present)

The all-new 7th Generation Tanaka Aventis

Tanaka Aventis 2.0 G shown

The 7th Generation Aventis was introduced in 2015 to replace the outgoing generation. The engine is a brand new unit for 2015, the J-Series. The 2.2 litre direct injection version of J-Series was used in the 3rd generation Tanaka Atlantis revealed in 2019. For the Aventis, a 2 litre Multi-Point Fuel Injection version is used. To reduce complexity and cost. The design is also new. It is now more aggressive to attract younger customers. But also modern at the same time to keep it from looking dated.

Tanaka Aventis 2.0 B shown

This is the Aventis 2.0 B, the base model. It has steel rims with a hudcap on it. The interior is standard with a basic infotainment system. It can do 40.2mpg. The transmission is a 7-speed advanced automatic.

Tanaka Aventis 2.0 G shown

This is the Aventis 2.0 G, the mid-level trim. The bumper is slightly different as it has fog lights. The rims are now alloy. The interior is now standard with a standard infotainment system. It can do 39.2mpg.

Tanaka Aventis 2.0 S shown

This is the Aventis 2.0 S, the sportier model of the G. Changes include wider medium compound tires, 18-inch alloy rims, lower ride height, sportier suspension setting, more powerful engine (J20MPEFI-C1 EarthBoost producing 204HP), a ducktail spoiler on the trunk and a new front bumper. The brake calipers are now red. AWD is now standard on the S and TR version. The transmission is a 6-speed manual, making it a driver’s car. It can do 0-60mph in 7.62 seconds. It can also do 1.01g.

Tanaka Aventis 2.0 TR shown

This is the ultimate version of the Aventis, the 2.0 TR, which was introduced in 2017. Tuned by Tanabe Racing, the TR is now lighter than the 2.0 S thanks to 18-inch magnesium rims and a now standard 10s safety. The hood now has a vent to allow the engine to breathe even more. There is a rear-wing to produce downforce. There is also a lip at the front bumper. There is also a rear diffuser at the rear bumper. The J-Series engine (this version: J20MPEFI-D1 EarthBoost) is now pushed to 304HP and it now revs up to 8200RPM. The tires are switched to sports compund and are also now wider to give as much grip as possible. Combined with the lower ride height and a sportier suspension setting, the 2.0 TR can do 1.16g. The differential is now a mechanical LSD instead of the viscous LSD’s used in other trim levels. It can now accelerate from 0-60mph in 5.47 seconds. The steering is now switched to the traditional variable hydraulic system to allow drivers to communicate with the drivers. Launch control is also now available in the 2.0 TR.

Since 2015, 500000 units of the 7th generation Aventis has been sold worldwide. The Tanaka Aventis has always been Tanaka’s best-selling model and this one is no different. It has outsold the previous generation Aventis in the first year and has been going great ever since.

The brand-new Tanaka Ascent

Tanaka Ascent 2.0 G shown

Tanaka has been watching the markets carefully and found out that crossovers are getting more popular. So they decided that the platform that the 7th generation Aventis is perfect for a crossover. However, they didn’t want to make a hatchback. So instead, they turned it to a crosswagon. The Ascent is introduced at the same time as the Aventis. The design is mostly the same with a more rugged look.

Tanaka Ascent 2.0 G shown, tow hitch is part of the optional towing package.

The Ascent is available with AWD as standard. The engine is the J20MPEFI-C1 unit, the same as the Aventis 2.0 S. The ride height is increased. Other than that, it is basically the same car as the Aventis. It can do 34.2mpg. The 2.0 G is the only trim level.

A black Tanaka Ascent 2.0 G towing a full-interior trailer.

In terms of sales number in North America, the Ascent has slighly more than the Aventis. This car is mostly used by moms for grocery-getting and by families for road-tripping. But occasionally, the Ascent is used by off-roaders to climb up the mountains and to tow things.