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:''"Sentinal" redirects here. For the other car, see [[Sentinel]].''
 
 
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Kuruma
 
| name = Kuruma
| front_image = Kuruma-GTA3-front.jpg
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| front_image = Kuruma_GTAO_Front_Quarter.png
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = A Kuruma in GTA III
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| caption = The '''Kuruma''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online|GTA Online]]''.
| rear_image = Kuruma-GTA3-rear.jpg
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| rear_image = Kuruma_GTAO_Rear_Quarter.png
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| vehicle_class = Sports
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
| body_style = 4-door sedan
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| body_style = 4-door compact sedan
| capacity = 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
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| capacity = 4 <small>(driver and three passengers)</small>
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]]
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| manufacturer = [[Karin]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
}}
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto:Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]'' {{H:title|As part of the Heists update|[DLC]}}
The '''Kuruma''' is a four-door sedan seen in [[Grand Theft Auto III]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]. It is also a sedan cut during the development of [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]], assumed by some to be replaced by the [[Admiral]].
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| related = [[FBI Kuruma]]<br>[[Forelli Exsess]]
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|price = $95,000 <small>(After [[The Fleeca Job]], [[Grand Theft Auto Online|Online]])</small><br><small>([[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]])</small>}}{{Quote|The perfect car to go with your flesh tunnel earrings, frosted spikes, and oversize jeans. Buy this and you'll never fail to be mistaken for a small town drug dealer again.|[[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]] description.}}
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The '''Kuruma''' is a four-door sedan featured in ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]],'' ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]'', and ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''. It was also cut from ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'', ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''. It is manufactured by [[Karin]] in the [[HD Universe]].
   
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
=== Design ===
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===Design===
The word "kuruma" means "automobile" in Japanese ([[:wp:ja:車|車]], くるま), which may suggest that the car is of Japanese origin. "Kuruma" may also be a reference to the [[wikipedia:Toyota Camry|Toyota Camry]], the bestselling midsize sedan in the United States, with "Camry" being an Anglicized phonetic transcription of the Japanese word kanmuri (冠, かんむり) for "crown". (Toyota has a naming tradition of using the word "crown" for primary models, starting with the [[wikipedia:Toyota Crown#First_.28RS_Model-S30_Model:_1955_to_1962.29 |Toyota Crown]] in 1955, continuing with the [[wikipedia:Toyota Corona|Toyota Corona]] and [[wikipedia:Toyota Corolla|Toyota Corolla]], the Latin words for "crown" and "small crown", respectively.) Kuruma is also [[wp:Arabic Language|Arabic]] for "pussy".
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=== 3D Universe ===
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The word "kuruma" means "car" in Japanese ([[:wp:ja:車|車]], くるま), which may suggest that the car is of Japanese origin. "Kuruma" may also be a reference to the [[wp:Toyota Camry|Toyota Camry]], the bestselling midsize sedan in the United States, with "Camry" being an Anglicized phonetic transcription of the Japanese word kanmuri (冠, かんむり) for "crown". (Toyota has a naming tradition of using the word "crown" for primary models, starting with the [[wp:Toyota Crown|Toyota Crown]] in 1955, continuing with the [[wp:Toyota Corona|Toyota Corona]] and [[wp:Toyota Corolla|Toyota Corolla]], the Latin words for "crown" and "small crown", respectively.)
   
The GTA III rendition of the car is strongly based on a [[wp:Chrysler Sebring|2001-2006 Chrysler Sebring]] sedan or a [[wp:Dodge Intrepid|1998-2004 Dodge Intrepid]] (both the design and the fact that the car has a longitudinally mounted engine in Xbox version), and it comes with uncolored (gray) bumpers and trims, giving it the appearance of a base model. The Kuruma in GTA III is also said to bear some resemblance to a [[wp:Buick Century|Buick Century]]. For GTA Liberty City Stories, the Kuruma has slight cosmetic changes to make it look like a [[wp:Dodge_Stratus#First_generation_.281995.E2.80.932000.29|1995-2000 Dodge Stratus]] or a generic Japanese sedan during the late 90's, the front appearing to resemble a [[WP:Honda Accord#Fifth_generation_.281994.E2.80.931997.29|1994–1997 Honda Accord]] or a 1997-2000 [[wp:Toyota Corolla|Toyota Corolla]], and its bumpers and trim are body-colored to give it a more upscale look, although there still are base Kurumas with unpainted trims and bumpers, especially if the car is sprayed white or grey.
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The GTA III rendition of the car is strongly based on a [[wp:Chrysler Sebring|2001-2006 Chrysler Sebring]] sedan or a [[wp:Dodge Intrepid|1998-2004 Dodge Intrepid]] (both the design and the fact that the car has a longitudinally mounted engine in Xbox version), and it comes with uncolored (gray) bumpers and trims, giving it the appearance of a base model. The Kuruma in GTA III is also said to bear some resemblance to a [[wp:Honda Accord|1997-2001 Honda Accord]]. For GTA Liberty City Stories, the Kuruma has slight cosmetic changes to make it look like a generic Japanese sedan during the late 90's, the front appearing to resemble a [[WP:Toyota Corona|1992-1995 European Toyota Corona]] or a [[wp:Nissan Altima|1997-2000 Nissan Altima]], the taillights from an [[wp:Opel Vectra|Opel/Vauxhall/Holden/Chevrolet Vectra C]] and its bumpers and trim are body-colored to give it a more upscale look, although there still are base Kurumas with unpainted trims and bumpers, especially if the car is sprayed white or grey.
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It has styling cues from the [[wp:Hyundai Elantra|1995-2000 Hyundai Elantra]].
   
The Kuruma is the first car made available to the player in both GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories, in the missions "[[Give Me Liberty]]" and "[[Home Sweet Home]]", respectively, probably due to the fact that it handles relatively neutrally. When originally introduced in GTA III, the car is not seen driven on the streets of [[Portland Island]], but is parked in various locations in the island; in GTA Liberty City Stories, the car is present in Portland traffic.
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When originally introduced in GTA III, the car is not seen driven on the streets of [[Portland Island]], but is parked in various locations on the island. In GTA Liberty City Stories, the car is present in Portland traffic.
   
During [[Beta Releases#Grand Theft Auto III|development of GTA III]], the Kuruma was originally known as the "'''Sentinal'''", not to be confused by the [[Sentinel]] which is another sedan in the final version of the same game that was previously known as the "[[Beamer]]" during development.
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During [[Beta Releases#Grand Theft Auto III|development of ''GTA III'']], the Kuruma was originally known as the "'''Sentinal'''", not to be confused by the [[Sentinel]] which is another sedan in the final version of the same game that was previously known as the "[[Beamer]]" during development.
{| align="center"
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|<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180" captionalign="left">
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====Gallery====
Image:Sentinal-GTA3-front.jpg|The Kuruma as the "Sentinal" during development of GTA III.
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<gallery>
Image:Kuruma-GTA3-front.jpg|GTA III (<small>[[:Image:Kuruma-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Image:Sentinal-GTA3-front.jpg|The Kuruma as the "Sentinal" during development of ''GTA III''.
Image:Kuruma-GTALCS-front.jpg|GTA Liberty City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Kuruma-GTALCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view, with grey bumpers]]</small>).
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Image:Kuruma-GTA3-front.jpg|''GTA III'' (<small>[[:Image:Kuruma-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
Image:GTA3-Kuruma-Teal.PNG|The unique Kuruma from Give Me Liberty
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Image:Kuruma-GTALCS-front.jpg|''GTA Liberty City Stories'' (<small>[[:Image:Kuruma-GTALCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view, with grey bumpers]]</small>).
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Image:GTA3-Kuruma-Teal.PNG|The unique Teal coloured Kuruma from [[Give Me Liberty]].
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
|}
 
   
=== Performance ===
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===HD Universe===
In GTA III, the Kuruma has a V6 engine and a FWD powertrain. Whilst the engine is powerful enough to propel the light Kuruma to high straight line speeds, the front wheel drive layout causes understeer. Players may therefore favor using the handbrake to swing round turns at high speed. In GTA: Liberty City Stories, it is powered by a small, yet gusty, four cylinder engine and emits a same engine sound as the [[Manana]], [[Idaho]] and the [[Perennial]].
 
   
Nonetheless, the car's firm handling makes it a good choice for the first LCS [[Races in GTA Liberty City Stories|car race]] in the mission [[Grease Sucho]].
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The Kuruma comes back in the [[Heists Update]] for ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]'', and is now manufactured by [[Karin]]. The overall shape and front fascia of the car seems to be based on the [[wikipedia:Mitsubishi_Lancer_Evolution|Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X]] while the rear end is based on a [[wikipedia:Subaru_Impreza|2015 Subaru WRX STI]]. It is available in both the normal version and the [[Kuruma#Kuruma (Armored)|armored version]].
   
The Kuruma possesses almost identical handling properties to the GTA III rendition of the [[Taxi]].
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<gallery>
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Kuruma-GTAV.jpg|The [[Rockstar Games Social Club]] image of the Karin Kuruma.
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Kuruma-GTAO-Front.png|A white Kuruma in GTA Online. (<small>[[:Image:Kuruma-GTAO-Rear.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>)
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</gallery>
   
== Variants ==
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== Performance ==
*During [[Home Sweet Home]], the player drives Vincenzo to the [[Portland Island Safehouse (GTA LCS)|safehouse]] with an unique black Kuruma.
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=== 3D Universe ===
*During [[Give Me Liberty]], the player drives a unique teal Kuruma, having a different shade than the usual ones. To save it, park it in the garage after the mission [[Luigi's Girls]].
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In ''GTA III'', the Kuruma has a turbocharged four cylinder engine and a FWD powertrain. Whilst the engine is powerful enough to propel the light Kuruma to high straight line speeds, the front wheel drive layout causes understeer. Players may therefore favor using the handbrake to swing around turns at high speed. In ''GTA Liberty City Stories'', its engine is naturally-aspirated and emits a same engine sound as the [[Manana]], [[Idaho]] and the [[Perennial]].
*[[FBI Car]]
 
   
== Trivia ==
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The Kuruma's steady handling makes it a good choice as a "beginners' car", and it is the first car the player drives in both GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories (in the missions "[[Give Me Liberty]]" and "[[Home Sweet Home]]" respectively).
[[Image:Kuruma-Manhunt-front.jpg|thumb|251px|[[Manhunt|Manhunt's]] rendition of the Kuruma.]]
 
   
* The Kuruma has appeared as both a [[wreck]] and a working car in [[Manhunt|Manhunt and Manhunt 2]], respectively (see also [[w:c:Manhunt:Kuruma|Kuruma article at Wikihunt]]).
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The Kuruma possesses almost identical handling properties to the ''GTA III'' rendition of the [[Taxi]].
* Kuruma also exists as a car manufacturer in another popular Rockstar game Midnight Club. It has one model called the Faasuto (based on a Mazda RX-7 and a Nissan 240SX) with 3 variants: The GR, GS, and GT. It should also be noted that this is a hidden car and in order to unlock it and its versions, you have to find 3 hidden markers in the city of London.
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* The Kuruma is referenced in an episode of crime drama [[wp:NCIS (TV series)|NCIS]] where a witness tells Agent McGee that a getaway car was a "Kuruma", and later explains to his confused superiors: "Kuruma is the name of a car in Grand Theft Auto III. It’s a Chrysler Sebring sedan." [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6OWjMrSkzA A video of the exchange can be found here.]
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=== HD Universe ===
* The GTA Liberty City Stories rendition has 3-speed transmission. This can be heard when driving at straight line, and the engine makes three shifts.
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[[File:Karin-Kuruma-engine-close-up-gtav.png|thumb|Engine Close-up.]]
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According to [[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]] the car has 6 gears, a top speed of 147mph and weighs 2866lbs. It also has 4WD capability and is very maneuverable. Even with the Turbo already equipped, the player can add another Turbo for a significantly higher acceleration. Due to the lightweight chassis on both versions of the car, it has the tendency to lift onto two wheels and even flip during sharp, high speed turns. It is slightly bested by the [[Sultan]] in terms of top speed. However, in terms of grip, the Sultan stands a heavy ground when attacking corners at high speed. The Kuruma tends to slide attempting to attack corners at similar speeds, making it feel as if the Kuruma has a non-existent ABS.
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==Kuruma (Armored)==
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{{Infobox vehicles
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| name = Kuruma (Armored)
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| front_image = Kuruma_Armored_GTAO_Front_Quarter.png
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| image_size = 300
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| caption = The '''Kuruma (Armored)''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online|GTA Online]]''.
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| rear_image = Kuruma_Armored_GTAO_Rear_Quarter.png
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| vehicle_class = Sports
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| vehicle_type = Armored civilian car
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| body_style = 4-door compact sedan
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| capacity = 4 <small>(driver and three passengers)</small>
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| manufacturer = [[Karin]]
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]'' {{H:title|As part of the Heists update|[DLC]}}
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| related = [[Duke O'Death]]
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|price = $525,000 <small>(After [[The Fleeca Job]], [[Grand Theft Auto Online|Online]])</small><br><small>([[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]])</small>}}{{quote|The perfect car to go with your flesh tunnel earrings, frosted spikes, and oversize jeans. Buy this and you'll never fail to be mistaken for a small town drug dealer again. This edition helps prevent a mistake turning into a tragedy with armor plating.|[[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]] description.}}
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The [[Karin]] '''Kuruma (Armored)''' is an armored variant of the Kuruma. It was introduced to [[GTA Online]] as part of the [[Heists Update]].
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===Description===
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This vehicle is armored similarly to the [[Duke O'Death]]. It is featured in the [[Fleeca Job - Kuruma]] [[Heist Setups|heist setup]] and in [[The Fleeca Job]] as the getaway vehicle.
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The performance is slightly different from the stock Kuruma. It shares the same traits as the normal Kuruma, but it is much more durable against collisions and gunshots, due to its bulletproof windows.
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One drawback of the armored version over the normal version is that view is significantly obstructed in first person view, and the player can only use [[Pistol|Handguns]] or [[Micro-SMG]]s.
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<gallery>
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GTAV-Heists-Update18.jpg|The Karin Kuruma armored variant used as the getaway vehicle for [[The Fleeca Job]] in [[Grand Theft Auto Online]].
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gta5kuruma.jpg|The Kuruma parked ready for the getaway in The Fleeca Job.
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Karuma_Armored_GTAV_Official_Screenshot.jpg|Official screenshot of the armored Karin Kuruma.
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Kuruma_GTAO_Trailer.jpg|Rear view as seen in the trailer.
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Kuruma-GTAV-Armored.jpg|The [[Rockstar Games Social Club]] image of the Karin Kuruma (Armored).
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Kuruma_Armored_GTAVe_Interior.jpg.png|[[Vehicle Features#Working Dashboards|Interior]] [[first person view]] in the [[Grand Theft Auto V#Next-Gen & PC Versions|enhanced version of GTA V]].
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Kuruma2-GTAO-Front.png|An armored Kuruma in GTA Online. (<small>[[:Image:Kuruma2-GTAO-Rear.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>)
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</gallery>{{Clr}}
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== Variants ==
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*A law enforcement variant appears as the [[FBI Car]], seen during [[Wanted Level in 3D Universe|wanted levels]].
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*[[Forelli Exsess]], the modified gang variant used by the [[Forelli Family]] in ''GTA Liberty City Stories''.
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*A unique blue Kuruma appears in the mission [[Salvatore's Salvation]]. It can be obtained by parking it in the garage of the Portland Safehouse and shooting at the trunk.
   
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
;GTA III
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* [[Head Radio]] Studio, [[Hepburn Heights]], [[Portland Island]].
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=== GTA III ===
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* [[Head Radio Headquarters|Head Radio Studio]], [[Hepburn Heights]], [[Portland Island]].
 
* [[Greasy Joe's Café]], [[Callahan Point]], Portland Island.
 
* [[Greasy Joe's Café]], [[Callahan Point]], Portland Island.
 
* Docks, [[Portland Harbor]], Portland Island.
 
* Docks, [[Portland Harbor]], Portland Island.
 
* [[Momma's Restaurant]], [[Saint Mark's]], Portland Island.
 
* [[Momma's Restaurant]], [[Saint Mark's]], Portland Island.
 
* [[Capital Autos]], [[Harwood]], Portland Island.
 
* [[Capital Autos]], [[Harwood]], Portland Island.
* In a car park, near the apartments, in [[Wichita Gardens]], [[Shoreside Vale]].
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* [[Liberty Tree]] parking lot, [[Bedford Point]], [[Staunton Island]].
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* In a car park, near the [[North West Towers|apartments]], in [[Wichita Gardens]], [[Shoreside Vale]].
   
;GTA Liberty City Stories
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=== GTA Liberty City Stories ===
* Parked outside [[Vincenzo Cilli|Vincenzo's]] warehouse in [[Atlantic Quays]], Portland Island. The car is uniquely black.
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* Parked outside [[Vincenzo Cilli's Warehouse|Vincenzo's warehouse]] in [[Atlantic Quays]], Portland Island. The car is uniquely black.
 
* In Saint Mark's, parked where you dropped off the drugs for [[Salvatore Leone|Salvatore]] from the [[Colombian Cartel|Cartel]] in the mission [[Contra-Banned]].
 
* In Saint Mark's, parked where you dropped off the drugs for [[Salvatore Leone|Salvatore]] from the [[Colombian Cartel|Cartel]] in the mission [[Contra-Banned]].
 
* Spawns regularly on all three islands.
 
* Spawns regularly on all three islands.
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* A few blocks from [[Momma's Restaurante]].
 
* A few blocks from [[Momma's Restaurante]].
   
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===GTA Online===
   
==See also==
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==== Standard ====
*[[Merit]] and [[Intruder]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] equivalent.
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*Can be purchased from [[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]] for $95,000 after completing [[The Fleeca Job]].
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==== Armoured ====
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*Can be purchased from Southernsanandreassuperautos.com for $525,000 after completing The Fleeca Job.
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==Notable owners==
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*[[Vincenzo Cilli]] owns a black Kuruma, which can be found parked outside his [[Vincenzo Cilli's Warehouse|warehouse]] in [[Atlantic Quays]]. This car still appears after his [[The Portland Chainsaw Masquerade|death]].
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*During [[Give Me Liberty]], [[Claude]] drives a unique teal Kuruma. This vehicle can be saved in the player's garage.
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==Trivia==
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[[Image:Kuruma-Manhunt-front.jpg|thumb|251px|[[Manhunt]]'s rendition of the Kuruma.]]
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[[File:Manhunt2-Kuruma-front&rear.png|thumb|251px|The working Kuruma featured in Manhunt 2]]
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* The Kuruma has appeared as both a [[wreck]] and a working car in [[Manhunt]] and [[Manhunt 2]], respectively (see also [[w:c:Manhunt:Kuruma|Kuruma article at Wikihunt]]).
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* The Kuruma was meant to appear in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'', but cut during development. This is evidenced in the handling files and it is probably replaced by the [[Admiral]], probably a leftover from ''GTA III''.
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* Kuruma also exists as a car manufacturer in another popular Rockstar game Midnight Club. It has one model called the Faasuto (based on a Mazda RX-7 and a Nissan 240SX) with 3 variants: The GR, GS, and GT. It should also be noted that this is a hidden car and in order to unlock it and its versions, you have to find 3 hidden markers in the city of London.
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* The Kuruma is referenced in an episode of crime drama [[wp:NCIS (TV series)|NCIS]] where a witness tells Agent McGee that a getaway car was a "Kuruma", and later explains to his confused superiors: "Kuruma is the name of a car in ''Grand Theft Auto III''. It’s a Chrysler Sebring sedan." [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6OWjMrSkzA A video of the exchange can be found here.]
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* The ''GTA Liberty City Stories'' rendition has 3-speed transmission. This can be heard when driving at straight line, and the engine makes three shifts.
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* The Kuruma in ''GTA III'' has more spawn locations in [[Portland]] than anywhere else in the city, despite rarely appearing in traffic.
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* In ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', the Kuruma's armored variant is similar to the [[Duke O'Death]].
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* Despite having armored windows players can shoot out of the car without damaging the car and without gun animations.
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* The Kuruma in ''GTA V'' does not deform when crashed; it can only be scratched or lose doors. The same is true with the [[Panto]] and [[Coquette Classic]].
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** However, The Kuruma's bodywork deformation from collisions can be seen, but to a lesser extent.
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* Both the Kuruma and the [[Intruder]] are the only two vehicles made by [[Karin]] that do not take up resemblance to any real-world Toyota vehicles.
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*The default radio stations for the Kuruma and armored Kuruma are [[Los Santos Rock Radio]], [[Radio Mirror Park]], and [[Vinewood Boulevard Radio]].
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*The Kuruma shares its stock rim design with the [[Gallivanter]] [[Baller]] II.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 21:51, April 11, 2015

VEHICLE
Kuruma
Kuruma GTAO Front Quarter
The Kuruma in GTA Online.
(Rear quarter view)
Vehicle class
(GTA V)
Sports
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 4-door compact sedan
Capacity 4 (driver and three passengers)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto III
GTA Liberty City Stories
Grand Theft Auto Online
[DLC]
Manufacturer Karin (HD Universe)
Price $95,000 (After The Fleeca Job, Online)
(Southernsanandreassuperautos.com)
Related vehicle(s) FBI Kuruma
Forelli Exsess
"The perfect car to go with your flesh tunnel earrings, frosted spikes, and oversize jeans. Buy this and you'll never fail to be mistaken for a small town drug dealer again."
Southernsanandreassuperautos.com description.

The Kuruma is a four-door sedan featured in Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, and Grand Theft Auto Online. It was also cut from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories and Grand Theft Auto IV. It is manufactured by Karin in the HD Universe.

OverviewEdit

DesignEdit

3D Universe Edit

The word "kuruma" means "car" in Japanese (, くるま), which may suggest that the car is of Japanese origin. "Kuruma" may also be a reference to the Toyota Camry, the bestselling midsize sedan in the United States, with "Camry" being an Anglicized phonetic transcription of the Japanese word kanmuri (冠, かんむり) for "crown". (Toyota has a naming tradition of using the word "crown" for primary models, starting with the Toyota Crown in 1955, continuing with the Toyota Corona and Toyota Corolla, the Latin words for "crown" and "small crown", respectively.)

The GTA III rendition of the car is strongly based on a 2001-2006 Chrysler Sebring sedan or a 1998-2004 Dodge Intrepid (both the design and the fact that the car has a longitudinally mounted engine in Xbox version), and it comes with uncolored (gray) bumpers and trims, giving it the appearance of a base model. The Kuruma in GTA III is also said to bear some resemblance to a 1997-2001 Honda Accord. For GTA Liberty City Stories, the Kuruma has slight cosmetic changes to make it look like a generic Japanese sedan during the late 90's, the front appearing to resemble a 1992-1995 European Toyota Corona or a 1997-2000 Nissan Altima, the taillights from an Opel/Vauxhall/Holden/Chevrolet Vectra C and its bumpers and trim are body-colored to give it a more upscale look, although there still are base Kurumas with unpainted trims and bumpers, especially if the car is sprayed white or grey. It has styling cues from the 1995-2000 Hyundai Elantra.

When originally introduced in GTA III, the car is not seen driven on the streets of Portland Island, but is parked in various locations on the island. In GTA Liberty City Stories, the car is present in Portland traffic.

During development of GTA III, the Kuruma was originally known as the "Sentinal", not to be confused by the Sentinel which is another sedan in the final version of the same game that was previously known as the "Beamer" during development.

GalleryEdit

HD UniverseEdit

The Kuruma comes back in the Heists Update for Grand Theft Auto Online, and is now manufactured by Karin. The overall shape and front fascia of the car seems to be based on the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X while the rear end is based on a 2015 Subaru WRX STI. It is available in both the normal version and the armored version.

Performance Edit

3D Universe Edit

In GTA III, the Kuruma has a turbocharged four cylinder engine and a FWD powertrain. Whilst the engine is powerful enough to propel the light Kuruma to high straight line speeds, the front wheel drive layout causes understeer. Players may therefore favor using the handbrake to swing around turns at high speed. In GTA Liberty City Stories, its engine is naturally-aspirated and emits a same engine sound as the Manana, Idaho and the Perennial.

The Kuruma's steady handling makes it a good choice as a "beginners' car", and it is the first car the player drives in both GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories (in the missions "Give Me Liberty" and "Home Sweet Home" respectively).

The Kuruma possesses almost identical handling properties to the GTA III rendition of the Taxi.

HD Universe Edit

Karin-Kuruma-engine-close-up-gtav

Engine Close-up.

According to Southernsanandreassuperautos.com the car has 6 gears, a top speed of 147mph and weighs 2866lbs. It also has 4WD capability and is very maneuverable. Even with the Turbo already equipped, the player can add another Turbo for a significantly higher acceleration. Due to the lightweight chassis on both versions of the car, it has the tendency to lift onto two wheels and even flip during sharp, high speed turns. It is slightly bested by the Sultan in terms of top speed. However, in terms of grip, the Sultan stands a heavy ground when attacking corners at high speed. The Kuruma tends to slide attempting to attack corners at similar speeds, making it feel as if the Kuruma has a non-existent ABS.

Kuruma (Armored)Edit

VEHICLE
Kuruma (Armored)
Kuruma Armored GTAO Front Quarter
The Kuruma (Armored) in GTA Online.
(Rear quarter view)
Vehicle class
(GTA V)
Sports
Vehicle type Armored civilian car
Body style 4-door compact sedan
Capacity 4 (driver and three passengers)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto Online [DLC]
Manufacturer Karin
Price $525,000 (After The Fleeca Job, Online)
(Southernsanandreassuperautos.com)
Related vehicle(s) Duke O'Death
"The perfect car to go with your flesh tunnel earrings, frosted spikes, and oversize jeans. Buy this and you'll never fail to be mistaken for a small town drug dealer again. This edition helps prevent a mistake turning into a tragedy with armor plating."
Southernsanandreassuperautos.com description.

The Karin Kuruma (Armored) is an armored variant of the Kuruma. It was introduced to GTA Online as part of the Heists Update.

DescriptionEdit

This vehicle is armored similarly to the Duke O'Death. It is featured in the Fleeca Job - Kuruma heist setup and in The Fleeca Job as the getaway vehicle.

The performance is slightly different from the stock Kuruma. It shares the same traits as the normal Kuruma, but it is much more durable against collisions and gunshots, due to its bulletproof windows.

One drawback of the armored version over the normal version is that view is significantly obstructed in first person view, and the player can only use Handguns or Micro-SMGs.

Variants Edit

LocationsEdit

GTA III Edit

GTA Liberty City Stories Edit

GTA OnlineEdit

Standard Edit

Armoured Edit

  • Can be purchased from Southernsanandreassuperautos.com for $525,000 after completing The Fleeca Job.

Notable ownersEdit

TriviaEdit

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Manhunt's rendition of the Kuruma.

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The working Kuruma featured in Manhunt 2

  • The Kuruma has appeared as both a wreck and a working car in Manhunt and Manhunt 2, respectively (see also Kuruma article at Wikihunt).
  • The Kuruma was meant to appear in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, but cut during development. This is evidenced in the handling files and it is probably replaced by the Admiral, probably a leftover from GTA III.
  • Kuruma also exists as a car manufacturer in another popular Rockstar game Midnight Club. It has one model called the Faasuto (based on a Mazda RX-7 and a Nissan 240SX) with 3 variants: The GR, GS, and GT. It should also be noted that this is a hidden car and in order to unlock it and its versions, you have to find 3 hidden markers in the city of London.
  • The Kuruma is referenced in an episode of crime drama NCIS where a witness tells Agent McGee that a getaway car was a "Kuruma", and later explains to his confused superiors: "Kuruma is the name of a car in Grand Theft Auto III. It’s a Chrysler Sebring sedan." A video of the exchange can be found here.
  • The GTA Liberty City Stories rendition has 3-speed transmission. This can be heard when driving at straight line, and the engine makes three shifts.
  • The Kuruma in GTA III has more spawn locations in Portland than anywhere else in the city, despite rarely appearing in traffic.
  • In Grand Theft Auto V, the Kuruma's armored variant is similar to the Duke O'Death.
  • Despite having armored windows players can shoot out of the car without damaging the car and without gun animations.
  • The Kuruma in GTA V does not deform when crashed; it can only be scratched or lose doors. The same is true with the Panto and Coquette Classic.
    • However, The Kuruma's bodywork deformation from collisions can be seen, but to a lesser extent.
  • Both the Kuruma and the Intruder are the only two vehicles made by Karin that do not take up resemblance to any real-world Toyota vehicles.
  • The default radio stations for the Kuruma and armored Kuruma are Los Santos Rock Radio, Radio Mirror Park, and Vinewood Boulevard Radio.
  • The Kuruma shares its stock rim design with the Gallivanter Baller II.

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