- 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 Toyota or Lexus, as Karin's logo bears a strong resemblance to Lexus's corporate logo.
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 made certain vehicles together (Toyota 86 & Subaru BRZ). It can also be implied that Karin is a Japanese luxury car manufacturer.
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.
|Vehicle||Style||Based On (HD Universe)||Notes|
|Dilettante||Hybrid Hatchback||2003-2009 Toyota Prius|
|Futo||Two-door coupe||1983-1987 Toyota Corolla Levin Coupe|
|Intruder||Midsized Sports Sedan||2001-2006 Infiniti Q45|
|Karin Sedan||Luxury Sedan||Third generation Lexus 430(front) and Forth generation Lexus Ls 460/600h(rear)||Grand Theft Auto V exclusive|
|Sultan||Sports Sedan||1998 Lexus IS300|
|Sultan RS||Sports Car||1998 Lexus IS300|
|Rebel||Pickup Truck||Fourth gen Toyota Hilux|
|Karin Cruiser||4-Door SUV||2006-present Toyota FJ Cruiser|
- The logo of the company has a striking resemblance to that of Kässbohrer Fahrzeugwerke. Although this might be coincidence since Kässbohrer was a German bus and truck manufacturer.
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