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|front_image = Karin Sedan (front)-GTAV.jpg
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|front_image = Asterope-GTAV-Front.png
 
|image_size = 270
 
|image_size = 270
|caption = A front view of the car
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|caption = An Asterope in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
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|rear_image = Asterope-GTAV-Rear.png
 
|vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
|vehicle_type = Civilian car
|body_style = 4-Door sedan/ saloon
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|body_style = [[:Category:4-Door Sedans and Coupes|4-door sedan]]
|capacity = 4 (driver and three passengers)
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|capacity = 4 <small>(driver and 3 passengers)</small>
|appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto V]]
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|appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''
 
|manufacturer = [[Karin]]
 
|manufacturer = [[Karin]]
|getting_it = Parked
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|related = [[Intruder]]<br>[[Chavos]]<br>[[Feroci]]<br>[[Kuruma]]<br>[[Merit]]
|related = [[Sultan]]}} The '''Karin Sedan''' ''(unofficially named)'' is a four door sedan that makes its debut appearance in [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
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{{quote|Promoted by [[Karin]] as an "attainable luxury vehicle", the Asterope is the perfect car for the middle manager who knows deep down he'll never be a senior executive but can't quite bring himself to admit it yet.|[[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]] description.}}
   
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The [[Karin]] '''Asterope''' is a compact luxury sedan featured exclusively in [[Grand Theft Auto V]]
 
==Design==
 
==Design==
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The design of this car appears to be inspired by Japanese styling featured on the [[wp:Toyota Aurion (XV40)|Toyota Aurion (XV40)]] at the front. The sides and rear are inspired by the [[wp:Toyota Camry (XV40)|XV40 Toyota Camry]],Citroen Xsara and the [[wp:Lexus GS S160|Lexus GS S160]].
   
The design of this car appears to be inspired by Japanese styling featured on the [[wikipedia:Subaru_Legacy_(fifth_generation)|fifth generation Subaru Legacy]] and [[wikipedia:Toyota_Aurion_(XV40)|Toyota Aurion (XV40)]] at the front. The sides and rear are inspired by the [[wp:Toyota_Camry_(XV40)|XV40 Toyota Camry.]]
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The front end of the car features typical Japanese geometric formations. The dominant feature of the front bumper is a slatted, trapezium-shaped duct, occupying a third of the car's width. Either side of the duct are smaller, inset quadrilateral ducts which house circular foglamps. License plates are mounted centrally on the main bumper duct. A short distane above the main bumper duct, a sharp curve separates the bumper from the hood/bonnet. A short distance above the curve is the main grille. The grille is a large chrome-edged trapezium, with curved edges and horizontal chrome strips. A short distance away from the grille are headlamp units that are similar in height to the grille. The headlamp units house two clear circular lamps closer to the grille and a small amber turn indicator lamp further away. The headlamp unit's outline feature a small bump in the lower edge, contoured to the larger clear lamp. The manufacturer emblem is placed centrally just behind the grille. The car's hood/bonnet lacks any formations.
   
The front end of the car features typical Japanese geometric formations. The dominant feature of the front bumper is a slatted, trapezium-shaped duct, occupying a third of the car's width. Either side of the duct are smaller, inset quadrilateral ducts which house circular foglamps. License plates are mounted centrally on the main bumper duct. A short distane above the main bumper duct, a sharp curve separates the bumper from the hood/ bonnet. A short distance above the curve is the main grille. The grille is a large chrome-edged trapzium, with curved edges and horizontal chrome strips. A short distance away from the grille are headlamp units that are similar in height to the grille. The headlmap units house two clear circular lamps closer to the grille and a small amber turn indicator lamp further away. The headlamp unit's outline feature a small bump in the lower edge, contoured to the larger clear lamp. The manufacturer emblem is placed centrally just behind the grille. The car's hood/ bonnet lacks any formations.
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The sides of the car are fairly simple, lacking any extra formations. At about a fifth of the car's height there are chrome horizontal trim strips. The wheel arches feature light flaring. The door handles are also trimmed with chrome. The greenhouse area features windows with polymer-covered [[wp:Pillar (automobile|B pillars]]. The roof is an entirely curved element, with a long and fairly smooth C pillar. An antenna is mounted centrally just in front of the rear windscreen. The car has seven spoke wheels wrapped in medium profile tires.
   
The sides of the car are fairly simple, lacking any extra formations. At about a fifth of the car's height there are chrome horizontal trim strips. The wheel arches feature light flaring. The door handles are also trimmed with chrome. The greenhouse area features windows with polymer-covered [[wp:Pillar_(automobile|B pillars]]. The roof is an entirely curved element, with a long and fairly smooth C pillar. An antenna is mounted centrally just in front of the rear windscreen. The car has seven spoke wheels wrapped in medium profile tires.
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At the rear, the rear [[wp:Altezza lights|Altezza]] lamp units are chrome-backed apart from an amber strip at their base. In between these there is an equally-tall, impressed license plate area. The area has a horizontal chrome strip at its top and side edges parallel to the nearest rear lamp unit. The rear bumper is slightly elevated and is flat, at its base there are two small circular exhaust tips, one towards either edge of the bumper.
 
At the rear, the rear lamp units are chrome-backed apart from an amber strip at their base. In between these there is an equally-tall, impressed license plate area. The area has a horizontal chrome strip at its top and side edges parallel to the nearest rear lamp unit. The rear bumper is sligthly elevated and is flat, at its base there are two small circular exhaust tips, one towards either edge of the bumper.
 
   
 
==Performance==
 
==Performance==
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The Asterope utilizes a 3.5-liter V6 and features rear wheel drive. Despite its soft suspension, handling is quite respectable for a vehicle of this size. Braking is fair.
 
===Overview===
 
===Overview===
 
 
{{Template:Vehicle Stats
 
{{Template:Vehicle Stats
|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time = n/a
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time = 7.2 seconds
|Top speed = n/a
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|Top speed = 186 mph
|Engine = n/a
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|Engine = 3.5 L V6
|Drivetrain = n/a
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|Drivetrain = Rear wheel drive
|Gears = n/a
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|Gears = 6-speed automatic
 
|Mass = n/a}}
 
|Mass = n/a}}
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==Location==
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*Very common in [[East Vinewood]] and [[East Los Santos (HD Universe)|East Los Santos]].
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*Spawns at [[Big House Storage Inc.]] on [[Autopia Parkway]] from the district of [[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]].
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery widths="200" columns="3">
 
<gallery widths="200" columns="3">
Karin Sedan (Proof)-GTAV.jpg|A proof image, showing the front and side of the car
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Karin_Asterope_(Front&Side)-Asterope_V.jpg|An Asterope in GTA V.\
Karin Sports Sedan.jpg|A full rear view of car, missing its doors
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Asterope Front.jpg|Front quarter view.
KarinSedan-GTAV.jpeg|An alternate rear and side view of the car (undamaged)
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Asterope Rear.jpg|Rear quarter view.
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Karin Asterope Rear.jpg|Rear of the Asterope in GTA V
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
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==Special variants==
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*In the mission [[Cleaning out the Bureau]], a unique Asterope with a blue and pink two-tone paint scheme can be seen leaving the parking complex. This paintjob is similar to those found on cars in TBoGT's [[Drug Wars]]. This unique example of the car cannot be obtained however.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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*The name "Asterope" is also the name given to one of the stars of the Pleiades. The stars of the Pleiades are represented in the logo for Subaru, which is partly (16.1%) owned by Toyota.
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*This car effectively replaces the [[Dinka]] [[Chavos]] and [[Bravado]] [[Feroci]] from GTA IV.
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**Like the Chavos and Feroci, the Asterope also fills the compact luxury sedan role previously filled by the [[Sentinel]] and [[Admiral]] in [[3D Universe]].
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*The real-life [[wp:Toyota Camry|Toyota Camry]], which the Asterope is based on, is the most sold compact luxury car in the United States.
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*Its 3.5L V6 engine correctly resembles Toyota Camry's 3.5L V6 engine (''2GR-FE''), however, its RWD drivetrain is incorrect, as present day Toyota Camry is front wheel drive. The RWD drivetrain is likely to be derived from the [[wp:Lexus GS|Lexus GS]], also sold as a nameplate variant in Japan as the [[wp:Toyota Crown|Toyota Crown/Aristo/Celsior]].
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*The Asterope appears to be the luxury counterpart of the [[Sultan]], as they share the similar performance.
   
===Cultural references===
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== Navigation==
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[[Category:Vehicles]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles in GTA V]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles in GTA V]]
 
[[Category:4-Door Sedans and Coupes]]
 
[[Category:4-Door Sedans and Coupes]]
[[Category:Tuners]]
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[[Category:Vehicles manufactured by Karin]]
[[Category:Karin Vehicles]]
 
[[Category:Japanese vehicles]]
 

Latest revision as of 02:52, April 16, 2014

Asterope
Asterope-GTAV-Front
An Asterope in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view).
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 4-door sedan
Capacity 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto V
Manufacturer Karin
Related vehicle(s) Intruder
Chavos
Feroci
Kuruma
Merit
"Promoted by Karin as an "attainable luxury vehicle", the Asterope is the perfect car for the middle manager who knows deep down he'll never be a senior executive but can't quite bring himself to admit it yet."
Southernsanandreassuperautos.com description.

The Karin Asterope is a compact luxury sedan featured exclusively in Grand Theft Auto V

DesignEdit

The design of this car appears to be inspired by Japanese styling featured on the Toyota Aurion (XV40) at the front. The sides and rear are inspired by the XV40 Toyota Camry,Citroen Xsara and the Lexus GS S160.

The front end of the car features typical Japanese geometric formations. The dominant feature of the front bumper is a slatted, trapezium-shaped duct, occupying a third of the car's width. Either side of the duct are smaller, inset quadrilateral ducts which house circular foglamps. License plates are mounted centrally on the main bumper duct. A short distane above the main bumper duct, a sharp curve separates the bumper from the hood/bonnet. A short distance above the curve is the main grille. The grille is a large chrome-edged trapezium, with curved edges and horizontal chrome strips. A short distance away from the grille are headlamp units that are similar in height to the grille. The headlamp units house two clear circular lamps closer to the grille and a small amber turn indicator lamp further away. The headlamp unit's outline feature a small bump in the lower edge, contoured to the larger clear lamp. The manufacturer emblem is placed centrally just behind the grille. The car's hood/bonnet lacks any formations.

The sides of the car are fairly simple, lacking any extra formations. At about a fifth of the car's height there are chrome horizontal trim strips. The wheel arches feature light flaring. The door handles are also trimmed with chrome. The greenhouse area features windows with polymer-covered B pillars. The roof is an entirely curved element, with a long and fairly smooth C pillar. An antenna is mounted centrally just in front of the rear windscreen. The car has seven spoke wheels wrapped in medium profile tires.

At the rear, the rear Altezza lamp units are chrome-backed apart from an amber strip at their base. In between these there is an equally-tall, impressed license plate area. The area has a horizontal chrome strip at its top and side edges parallel to the nearest rear lamp unit. The rear bumper is slightly elevated and is flat, at its base there are two small circular exhaust tips, one towards either edge of the bumper.

PerformanceEdit

The Asterope utilizes a 3.5-liter V6 and features rear wheel drive. Despite its soft suspension, handling is quite respectable for a vehicle of this size. Braking is fair.

OverviewEdit

Acceleration

(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)

Top Speed

(mph / kph)

Engine Drivetrain Gears Mass

(Kg)

7.2 seconds

186 mph

3.5 L V6

Rear wheel drive

6-speed automatic

n/a

LocationEdit

GalleryEdit

Special variantsEdit

  • In the mission Cleaning out the Bureau, a unique Asterope with a blue and pink two-tone paint scheme can be seen leaving the parking complex. This paintjob is similar to those found on cars in TBoGT's Drug Wars. This unique example of the car cannot be obtained however.

TriviaEdit

  • The name "Asterope" is also the name given to one of the stars of the Pleiades. The stars of the Pleiades are represented in the logo for Subaru, which is partly (16.1%) owned by Toyota.
  • This car effectively replaces the Dinka Chavos and Bravado Feroci from GTA IV.
    • Like the Chavos and Feroci, the Asterope also fills the compact luxury sedan role previously filled by the Sentinel and Admiral in 3D Universe.
  • The real-life Toyota Camry, which the Asterope is based on, is the most sold compact luxury car in the United States.
  • Its 3.5L V6 engine correctly resembles Toyota Camry's 3.5L V6 engine (2GR-FE), however, its RWD drivetrain is incorrect, as present day Toyota Camry is front wheel drive. The RWD drivetrain is likely to be derived from the Lexus GS, also sold as a nameplate variant in Japan as the Toyota Crown/Aristo/Celsior.
  • The Asterope appears to be the luxury counterpart of the Sultan, as they share the similar performance.

NavigationEdit

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