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

Overview

The company is most likely based off the real-life manufacturers Toyota or Lexus, as Karin's logo bears a strong resemblance to Lexus's corporate logo, yet some 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 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.

Vehicles

Vehicle Style Based On (HD Universe) Notes
Asterope Family sedan 2006–2011 Toyota Camry Grand Theft Auto V exclusive
BeeJay XL 4-Door SUV 2006-present Toyota FJ Cruiser
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
Rebel Pickup Truck Fourth gen Toyota Hilux
Sultan Sports Sedan 1998 Lexus IS300
Sultan RS Sports Car 1998 Lexus IS300

Trivia

  • 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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