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"The Japanese-made Intruder was launched by Karin to compete in the same market as German high-performance luxury cars (i.e. by copying them exactly using substandard parts and selling for half the price)." description.

The Karin Intruder is a four-door sports-oriented sedan in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V. It is a mid-sized 4-door sedan. In the HD era, the Intruder bears the Karin brand-name. After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Intruder fetching about $2,500 in mint condition.


First Generation

In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the Intruder's design resembles a early 1990s Subaru Legacy with the taillights similar to those of a 1982–1986 Toyota Camry (and the rear wheel arches are also similar). It also resembles the 1986-1991 Mercury Sable.

Second Generation

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Intruder, manufactured by Karin, is given a much more sportier higher class design, although the overall performance of the vehicle remains the same. The Intruder resembles the 2002-2006 Infiniti Q45 but the rear seems based off a 1996 or 1997 Infiniti I30. It also has a few design elements from a pre-2011 Jaguar XF (headlights). The rear lights could also be based off of an E100 Toyota Corolla or Opel Senator A2. Also, the Intruder has no reverse lights.

In Grand Theft Auto V, the Intruder's design hasn't changed from GTA IV.


First Generation

In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the car's acceleration and speed are highly lacking, despite the intimidating growl of its engine (likely at least a V6, judging by the size of the engine compartment). Being rear-drive helps, but the dismal torque is barely enough to climb a steep hill. Handling and braking are surprisingly agile, and seem wasted on the weak engine. The output HP for the Intruder is 113HP stock and 85kW. Top speed for the Intruder is 190KPH (118MPH).

Second Generation

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Intruder makes a return, this time with a 4.3L V8 powering the rear wheels and a five-speed automatic gearbox. Despite the rather sizeable engine, the Intruder is by no means a performance car; it takes over nine seconds to reach 60mph ,6.2 seconds to reach 60mph in Grand Theft Auto V and has a top speed of about 155mph (250km/h) while 187 mph (301 km/h) in Grand Theft Auto V

Intruder badges
In terms of cornering, the Intruder performs rather well. There is a slight hint of oversteer at lower speeds, which is perfectly controllable and useful when driving through streets. The suspension is rather firm, which aids its cornering ability but can make the car bounce excessively on rough ground. Braking is average, and ABS is standard on all models. The Intruder copes well in the event of a high-speed crash, but is not quite as strong as the size would perhaps suggest. Overall, it's fair to say the Intruder is best at cruising along at lower speeds; it's not a sports car, neither is it a luxury car.


In GTA IV, there is a special variant model of the Intruder driven by the Triads. Badged as the Intruder VX, changes include a special candy red paint job, a bodykit with side skirts and custom front bumper, as well as a yellow Chinese knotting (or more specifically a "Kin Tsuna") attached to the rear mirror that denotes the car's association with the Triads. The visual modifications of this variant are based on the Junction Produce Infiniti Q45 bodykit. These modifications can be found at Los Santos Customs for the normal Intruder.

After the last of Little Jacob's jobs, a unique silver Intruder with the VX-bodykit can be obtained. Unlike the Intruder driven by the Triads it is badged as the standard Intruder and has no rear spoiler. 

Similarly, a uniquely dark blue Intruder may be obtainable when it is requested by Stevie. It is located in Rotterdam Hill on Asparagus Avenue near the Liberty City Transport Authority building. The car constantly respawns in the same spot until it is delivered to S&M Auto Sales, so the car may be taken and stored at a safehouse before another is sent to S&M Auto Sales.

Modifications (GTA San Andreas)

  • It can only be modified in TransFender coming with these options:
Type Upgrade Cost
Color Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $ 150
Hood Champ Scoop $ 100
Vents Oval Hood Vent $ 150
Square Hood Vent $ 100
Exhausts Twin Exhaust $ 300
Upswept Exhaust $ 400
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Roof Roof Scoop $ 80
Spoilers Win $ 550
Drag $ 200
Fury $ 350
Side skirts Side Skirt $ 500
Wheels Import $ 820
Atomic $ 770
Ahab $ 1000
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Off Road Wheel $ 1000
Mega $ 1030
Grove $ 1230
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Car Stereo Bass Boost $ 100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500


GTA San Andreas

GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City


GTA Online

  • The vehicle can be obtained by completing the mission Four Trailers for Lester with another player, the car is initially obtained from the parking lot of Lester's warehouse and if you are inside it when the other player delivers the second trailer then you will be able to keep it by driving it to your garage once the mission has ended.
  • The vehicle can be found driving in RanchoCypress Flats, and the southern part of La Mesa. The vehicle will spawn driving a Sentinel or a Primo.
  • Once you have downloaded the business update, you can purchase the Intruder for $16,000 at This no longer makes it a rare car to acquire, same with the Asea.


  • The Intruder's brake lights in GTA IV have a third light in the center of the trunk even though no physical light is present.
  • The HD era Intruder directly competes with Bravado Buffalo and Ubermacht Oracle, as these cars are sports-oriented mid-size sedans.
  • Intruder's 4.3L V8 engine may be inspired from Toyota's 3UZ-FE engine, which displaces 4.3 liters, has a V8 configuration, and used in Toyota (or more exactly, Lexus') executive car (the Lexus GS 430).
  • The Intruder is one of the few cars in the GTA series that was originally a compact car in 3D Universe, and then redesigned into a mid-size, full-size, or a luxury car in HD Universe.
  • In its appearances in GTA San Andreas, GTA IV and GTA V, the Intruder plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • The Intruder doesn't have any reversing lights. This also applies for the Contender, Super Diamond, Super Drop Diamond, the Tow Truck (TLAD), the Picador, the Alpha, The Issi, the Surano and the Turismo R.
  • Intruder means Thief.
  • The vehicle is mostly used in towing missions in GTA V.
  • In GTA V, the Intruder can be customized to resemble the vehicle from the Algonquin Triads. The only omission is its modified grille.
  • In the HD Universe, it has the same interior as the Imponte DF8-90.
  • Despite being based heavily off of the Infiniti Q45 in the HD Universe, it is manufactured by Karin instead of Fathom.


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