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:''This article is about the car manufacturer. For the character in GTA IV, see [[Karen]].''
 
   
'''Karin''' is an automotive company in the [[HD Universe]]. The company is most likely based off the real-life manufacturer [[wp:Toyota|Toyota]] or [[wp:Lexus|Lexus]], as Karin's logo bears a strong resemblance to Lexus's corporate logo.
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'''Karin''' is a Japanese automotive company in the [[HD Universe]] of ''[[Grand Theft Auto]]''.
   
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
However, the Sultan RS and [[Korean Mob]] Sultan are modified like Subarus even though they are both based on a Lexus (luxury subsidiary owned by Toyota) combined with a Mitsubishi; and the Intruder is based on Infiniti. But it should be noted that Toyota owns a small part of Subaru and the companies have or at least will make certain vehicles together. It can also be implied that Karin is a Japanese luxury car manufacturer.
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The company is most likely based off the real-life manufacturer [[wp:Toyota|Toyota]] since most Karin cars are inspired by Toyota models.
   
The name might be a parody of [[wp:Kia|Kia]] as Kia and Karin are spelt similarly and are both girls' names; the logo also bears resemblance to their corporate logo (mainly the top left tip of the "''K''"). The name might also be a reference to Toyota's [[wp:Toyota Carina|Carina]] series.
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However, the Sultan RS and [[Korean Mob]] Sultan are modified like Subarus even though they are both based on the Toyota Altezza (also known as the Lexus IS300); and the Intruder is based on an Infiniti model.
   
 
==Vehicles==
 
==Vehicles==
 
 
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| [[Asterope]]
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| Mid-size sedan
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| [[wp:Toyota Camry (XV40)|2006–2011 Toyota Camry]]
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| [[Grand Theft Auto V]] exclusive
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| [[BeeJay XL]]
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| 4-door SUV
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| [[wp:Toyota FJ Cruiser|2006-2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser]]
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| [[Grand Theft Auto V]] exclusive
 
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| [[Dilettante]]
 
| [[Dilettante]]
| Hybrid Hatchback
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| 5-door liftback
 
| [[wp:Toyota Prius|2003-2009 Toyota Prius]]
 
| [[wp:Toyota Prius|2003-2009 Toyota Prius]]
 
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| [[Futo]]
 
| [[Futo]]
 
| Two-door coupe
 
| Two-door coupe
| [[wp:Toyota AE86|1983-1987 Toyota Corolla Levin Coupe]]
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| [[wp:Toyota AE86|1983-1987 Toyota AE86 Corolla Levin]]
 
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| [[Intruder]]
 
| [[Intruder]]
| Midsized Sports Sedan
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| Mid-size sports sedan
| [[wp:Infiniti_Q45#Third_generation_F50|2001-2006 Infiniti Q45]]
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| [[wp:Infiniti Q45|2001-2006 Infiniti Q45]]
 
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| [[Karin Sedan]]
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| [[Rebel]]
| Luxury Sedan
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| Pickup Truck
| [[wp:Lexus_LS|Third generation Lexus 430]](front) and [[wp:Lexus_LS|Forth generation Lexus Ls 460/600h]](rear)
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| [[wp:Toyota Hilux|Fourth gen Toyota Hilux]]
|[[Grand Theft Auto V]] exclusive
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| [[Grand Theft Auto V]] exclusive
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| [[Security Car]]
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| 5-door liftback
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| [[wp:Toyota Prius|2003-2009 Toyota Prius]]
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| [[Grand Theft Auto V]] exclusive
 
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| [[Sultan]]
 
| [[Sultan]]
| Sports Sedan
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| Sports sedan/compact executive car
| [[wp:Lexus IS|1998 Lexus IS300]]
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| [[wp:Lexus IS|Lexus IS300]]/Toyota Altezza
 
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| [[Sultan RS]]
 
| [[Sultan RS]]
 
| Sports Car
 
| Sports Car
| [[wp:Lexus IS|1998 Lexus IS300]]
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| [[wp:Lexus IS|Lexus IS300]]/Toyota Altezza
 
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| [[Rebel]]
 
| Pickup Truck
 
| [[wp:Toyota Hilux|Fourth gen Toyota Hilux]]
 
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| [[Karin Cruiser]]
 
| 4-Door SUV
 
| [[wp:Toyota FJ Cruiser|2006-present Toyota FJ Cruiser]]
 
 
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==Trivia==
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== Trivia ==
*The logo of the company has a striking resemblance to that of [[wp:Kässbohrer|Kässbohrer Fahrzeugwerke]]. Although this might be coincidence since Kässbohrer was a German bus and truck manufacturer.
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*The name might be a parody of [[wp:Kia|Kia]] as Kia and Karin are spelt similarly and are both girls' names; the logo also bears resemblance to their corporate logo (mainly the top left tip of the "''K''").
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**The name might also be a reference to Toyota's [[wp:Toyota Carina|Carina]] series.
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* Surprisingly, there is a concept car by Citroen called the Karin.
   
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Latest revision as of 21:24, April 15, 2014

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Karin is a Japanese automotive company in the HD Universe of Grand Theft Auto.

OverviewEdit

The company is most likely based off the real-life manufacturer Toyota since most Karin cars are inspired by Toyota models.

However, the Sultan RS and Korean Mob Sultan are modified like Subarus even though they are both based on the Toyota Altezza (also known as the Lexus IS300); and the Intruder is based on an Infiniti model.

VehiclesEdit

Vehicle Style Based On (HD Universe) Notes
Asterope Mid-size sedan 2006–2011 Toyota Camry Grand Theft Auto V exclusive
BeeJay XL 4-door SUV 2006-2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser Grand Theft Auto V exclusive
Dilettante 5-door liftback 2003-2009 Toyota Prius
Futo Two-door coupe 1983-1987 Toyota AE86 Corolla Levin
Intruder Mid-size sports sedan 2001-2006 Infiniti Q45
Rebel Pickup Truck Fourth gen Toyota Hilux Grand Theft Auto V exclusive
Security Car 5-door liftback 2003-2009 Toyota Prius Grand Theft Auto V exclusive
Sultan Sports sedan/compact executive car Lexus IS300/Toyota Altezza
Sultan RS Sports Car Lexus IS300/Toyota Altezza

Trivia Edit

  • The name might be a parody of Kia as Kia and Karin are spelt similarly and are both girls' names; the logo also bears resemblance to their corporate logo (mainly the top left tip of the "K").
    • The name might also be a reference to Toyota's Carina series.
  • Surprisingly, there is a concept car by Citroen called the Karin.

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