Declasse (stylized as DeClasse) is an automobile manufacturer in the HD Universe of Grand Theft Auto. It is based on Chevrolet and, to a lesser extent, the defunct AMC. It possibly has a relationship with the manufacturer Cheval, which parodies Australian automaker Holden, just like Chevrolet and Holden are both General Motors companies.
The outer ring of the logo may be derived from many manufacturer logos; the "D" inside vaguely resembles the central oval of the Toyota logo. The "D" also resembles a penis, the "D" itself being the head. "Declasse" itself means "reduced to or having low or lower status", implying that the automobiles are low-class. The French origin of the word Declasse (déclassé) may also be an allusion to the French origins of the real life carmaker Chevrolet. The word Declasse, saying it without its true emphasis, is also resemblance to the word "The Classy", which is a phrase people refer today for Chevrolet cars manufactured in the 1960s and 1970s. The name may also be a play on words of "Dick-less" possibly parodying the belief that men drive big cars to compensate for having a small penis.
- The Rhapsody, the Stallion and the Tampa are the only Declasse vehicles that don't take the appearance of any Chevrolet vehicle. The Rhapsody is based on an AMC vehicle, the Stallion is based on an Oldsmobile vehicle and the Tampa is based on a Dodge vehicle, although the Stallion was previously manufactured by Classique.
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