The 4th Generation Tanaka Aventis (1990-2005)
The first car of many teenagers around the world, a Tanaka Aventis 2.0 S
The 4th generation Tanaka Aventis released in 1990 to replace the old 3rd generation Aventis. When the car first hit the market, it was an instant success. It was very affordable and “quite-ish” reliable, perfect for a teenager’s first car. This was the first Aventis hatchback ever. People loved it because it is more spacious than previus generations because of being a hatchback. A new engine was also developed for the Aventis, the H-Series. It was made to replace the old and underpowered B-Series. This generation was also praised for having a very good fuel economy. Because Tanaka ditched the boxy styling and make the car look blobby, the car is now more slippery in the air.
Tanaka Aventis 2.0 B shown
This is the 2.0 B, the base model. The H20MPEFI-A1 unit produces 109HP. It has 14-inch steel rims wrapped around hard long-life tires, a standard cloth interior with a basic cassette player, a hydraulic power steering, a 5-speed manual transmission, a viscous LSD, solid disk brakes and a semi-clad undertray. It can do 31.2mpg and weighs only 1085kg.
Tanaka Aventis 2.0 G shown
This is the 2.0 G, an improved version of the 2.0 B. The changes are 15-inch alloy rims, a 4-speed automatic transmission for the automatic version and a standard cassette player. It can do 30.1mpg (for the manual version) and 28.3mpg (for the automatic version) and weighs only 1123kg (for the manual version) and 1128kg (for the automatic version).
Tanaka Aventis 2.0 S shown
This is the 2.0 S, the sporty version of the Aventis. The H20MPEFI-B1 unit produces 135HP. The biggest difference is that it swtiched to a 2-door hatchback. The rear seats are now seperated into two, not a bench rear seat. This version is the most popular as it is only slighly more expensive than the 2.0 B, but cheaper than the 2.0 G. There is only a 5-speed manual transmission available. It has 16-inch alloy rims wrapped around sports compound tires, a rear spoiler, vented disk brakes, a mechanical LSD and a lowered and sportier suspension. It can do 29mpg. 0-60mph happens in 7.99 seconds and has a top speed of 128mph. The 2.0 S were a tuner’s dream as the car was very modifiable.
This is the 2.0 TR, the ultimate version of the 4th generation Aventis. It was released in 1992 as the first Aventus and the first model to receive the TR treatment. The 2.0 TR has an exclusive new engine from Tanabe Racing themseleves, the K20MPEFI-A1, which produces 168HP and can rev all the way up to 7500RPM. It has an even sportier suspension, a new body-kit, stripped out rear seats, a new rear wing, magnesium rims, wider arches, wider tires, a fully-clad undertray and reduced safety features. The result is 0-60mph in 6.43 seconds, can achieve 1.11g’s of cornering and a top speed of 138mph. The 2.0 TR only weighs about 965kg. The Aventis 2.0 TR was praised for its incredible handling by journalists, racing drivers and customers. Tanaka only made 5000 of these and these cars would go down as one of the great 90s Japanese cars.