Tanaka Summita (2015-Present)
Tanaka Summita 2.0 G Facelift shown
With the ever growing market for a crossover, Tanaka released the Summit. It is a compact crossover from Tanaka for the first time. The front and rear design is quite simple and minimalistic. It uses the same platform as the 7th generation Aventis, the AA Platform. It is the first time that Tanaka shared platforms across multiple models. AWD is standard across all versions as expected to match its rugged looks. Since the lsoon to be revealed 8th generation Aventis will leave the C-segment and move on to the D-segment, the Summit is here to stay in the C-segment.
Pre-facelift Version (2015-2019)
Tanaka Summita 2.0 B shown
The 2.0 B is the base model version. It uses the J20MPEFI-A1 Earthboost unit producing 160HP and 174lb-ft of torque. It is mated to a 7-speed advanced automatic transmission. The interior is made of standard synthetic seats with a basic infotainment system (like every other models, available with Apple Carplay and Android Auto). It has steel rims with a hudcap on it wrapped around hard compound long life tires. It has a semi-clad undertray. It has the advanced 00s safety to save money. It can do 38.2mpg.
Tanaka Summita 2.0 G shown
The 2.0 G is a better-equipped version of the 2.0 B. The changed are new alloy rims, advanced 20s safety and a standard infotainment system. It can do 37.9mpg.
Facelifted Version (2020-Present)
Tanaka Summita 2.0 B Facelift shown
The facelifted version is introduced for 2020 and will be on sale on late 2019. The facelift brought some changes. The car is now more reliable, the engine now uses direct injection (J20DI-B1 EarthBoost) which makes 209HP and 213 lb-ft of torque, a side body cladding (to make it look more rugged), new rim designs, an advanced 9-speed automatic transmission and upgraded infotainment systems (to follow Tanaka’s 10-year upscaling plan), which means that the 2.0 B will have a standard infotainment system and the 2.0 G and upper having the premium infotainment system. The facelifted versions can do over 40mpg very easily.
The Summita 2.0 B Facelift costs $21237 and the Summita 2.0 G costs $23050, both without taxes, shipping costs, optional extras and mark-ups.
Tanaka Summita 2.0 Active shown with optional off-road tires
The 2.0 Active is more than just an even more rugged looking Summita, it also hold some off-road goodies such as optional off-road tires, an off-road sway-bar, a more powerful engine (using the J20DI-C1 EarthBoost unit) which now produces 233HP, higher suspension, a locking AWD system and an off-road undertray. This is the type of car you want really get dirty in. Not only does it have this rugged looks, it also has the ability to back it up. Without options and mark-ups, the Summita 2.0 Active costs $23439. The optional off-road tires costs an extra $110.
Tanaka Summita EV shown
The EV version uses dual 50kWh battery. Its range is 270 miles. A range extender is optional for $1000. It extends the range to 305 miles. The undertray is fully-clad to reduce as much drag as possible. The base price $27460 not including optional extras, taxes, shipping and mark-ups.
From 2015, the Tanaka Summita was a huge sales hit. 3.3 million cars were sold in the USA, 3.1 million cars sold in Europe and 3.1 million cars sold in Asia. This is one of the best-selling Tanaka models ever since it has been introduced. Because the sales number were higher than the same class Aventis, Tanaka wants the Aventis to go up to a D-Segment to prevent sales being taken from the Summita.