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{{Infobox vehicles
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Kuruma
 
| name = Kuruma
| front_image = Kuruma-GTA3-front.jpg
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| front_image = Kuruma-GTALCS-front.jpg
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = A Kuruma in GTA III
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| caption = A Kuruma in GTA Liberty City Stories
| rear_image = Kuruma-GTA3-rear.jpg
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| rear_image = Kuruma-GTALCS-rear.jpg
 
| 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)
 
| capacity = 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
 
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]]
 
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]]
}}
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| related = [[Admiral]]<br>[[Chavos]]<br>[[Premier]]<br>[[Feroci]]}}
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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The '''Kuruma''' is a four-door midsize 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]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]],and [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], assumed by some to be replaced by the [[Admiral]] (GTA VC/VCS) and the [[Chavos]] (GTA IV).
   
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
 
=== Design ===
 
=== 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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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.)
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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:Buick Century|Buick Century]]. 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:Honda Accord|1994–1997 Honda Accord]] 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 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.
 
   
 
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.
 
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.
   
 
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.
 
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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{| align="center"
 
{| align="center"
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180" captionalign="left">
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|<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
 
Image:Sentinal-GTA3-front.jpg|The Kuruma as the "Sentinal" during development of GTA III.
 
Image:Sentinal-GTA3-front.jpg|The Kuruma as the "Sentinal" during development of GTA III.
 
Image:Kuruma-GTA3-front.jpg|GTA III (<small>[[:Image:Kuruma-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Image:Kuruma-GTA3-front.jpg|GTA III (<small>[[:Image:Kuruma-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Image:Kuruma-GTALCS-front.jpg|GTA Liberty City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Kuruma-GTALCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view, with grey bumpers]]</small>).
 
Image:Kuruma-GTALCS-front.jpg|GTA Liberty City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Kuruma-GTALCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view, with grey bumpers]]</small>).
Image:GTA3-Kuruma-Teal.PNG|The unique Kuruma from Give Me Liberty
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Image:GTA3-Kuruma-Teal.PNG|The unique Teal coloured Kuruma from [[Give Me Liberty]].
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
|}
 
|}
   
 
=== Performance ===
 
=== Performance ===
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]].
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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 round 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]].
   
 
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]].
 
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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== Variants ==
 
== Variants ==
*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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*During [[Home Sweet Home]], the [[Toni Cipriani|player]] drives Vincenzo to the [[Portland Island Safehouse (GTA LCS)|safehouse]] with a unique black Kuruma.
*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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*During [[Give Me Liberty]], the [[Claude|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]].
 
*[[FBI Car]]
 
*[[FBI Car]]
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
 
[[Image:Kuruma-Manhunt-front.jpg|thumb|251px|[[Manhunt|Manhunt's]] rendition of the Kuruma.]]
 
[[Image:Kuruma-Manhunt-front.jpg|thumb|251px|[[Manhunt|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]]
 
* 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]]).
 
* 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]]).
 
* 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.
 
* 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 [[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.]
 
* 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.]
 
* 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 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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*Could be manufactured by either [[Bravado]] or [[Dinka]], since the car closely resembles a cross between Dodge Intrepid and Honda Accord.
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*Some players may consider that the Kuruma resembles [[wp:Toyota Vios|Toyota Yaris Sedan]], however this is coincidental, as Toyota Yaris (both the sedan and hatchback variant) was introduced circa 2002-2003, well after the events of both GTA III and GTA LCS.
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*The car is succeeded by the [[Chavos]] and [[Feroci]] in [[GTA IV]], then the [[Asterope]] in [[GTA V]].
   
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
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* [[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.
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* [[Liberty Tree]] parking lot, [[Bedford Point]], [[Staunton Island]].
 
* In a car park, near the apartments, in [[Wichita Gardens]], [[Shoreside Vale]].
 
* In a car park, near the apartments, in [[Wichita Gardens]], [[Shoreside Vale]].
   
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* [[Capital Autos]], [[Harwood]], Portland Island (only before completing [[Car Salesman]] to level 4).
 
* [[Capital Autos]], [[Harwood]], Portland Island (only before completing [[Car Salesman]] to level 4).
 
* A few blocks from [[Momma's Restaurante]].
 
* A few blocks from [[Momma's Restaurante]].
 
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Merit]] and [[Intruder]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] equivalent.
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*[[Admiral]], a possible predecessor.
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*[[Merit]], [[Intruder]], [[Premier]], [[Primo]], and [[Vincent]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]] counterparts.
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*[[Sentinel]], mid-size counterpart.
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*[[Chavos]], [[Feroci]], and [[Premier]], [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] counterparts.
   
 
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[[Category:4-Door Sedans and Coupes]]
 
[[Category:4-Door Sedans and Coupes]]
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Latest revision as of 14:32, April 16, 2014

"Sentinal" redirects here. For the other car, see Sentinel.
Kuruma
Kuruma-GTALCS-front
A Kuruma in GTA Liberty City Stories
(Rear quarter view).
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 4-door compact sedan
Capacity 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
Appearance(s) GTA III
GTA Liberty City Stories
Related vehicle(s) Admiral
Chavos
Premier
Feroci

The Kuruma is a four-door midsize 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, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories,and Grand Theft Auto IV, assumed by some to be replaced by the Admiral (GTA VC/VCS) and the Chavos (GTA IV).

OverviewEdit

Design 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 Buick Century. 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 1994–1997 Honda Accord 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


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.

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.

Performance 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 round 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.

Nonetheless, the car's firm handling makes it a good choice for the first LCS car race in the mission Grease Sucho.

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

Variants Edit

Trivia Edit

Kuruma-Manhunt-front
Manhunt's rendition of the Kuruma.
ChanJaomingAdded by ChanJaoming
Manhunt2-Kuruma-front&rear
The working Kuruma featured in Manhunt 2
DragoscorcaAdded by Dragoscorca
  • The Kuruma has appeared as both a wreck and a working car in Manhunt and Manhunt 2, respectively (see also Kuruma article at Wikihunt).
  • 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.
  • Could be manufactured by either Bravado or Dinka, since the car closely resembles a cross between Dodge Intrepid and Honda Accord.
  • Some players may consider that the Kuruma resembles Toyota Yaris Sedan, however this is coincidental, as Toyota Yaris (both the sedan and hatchback variant) was introduced circa 2002-2003, well after the events of both GTA III and GTA LCS.
  • The car is succeeded by the Chavos and Feroci in GTA IV, then the Asterope in GTA V.

LocationsEdit

GTA III
GTA Liberty City Stories

See alsoEdit

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