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"Is it a truck? Is it a golf cart? Is it a bathtub on wheels? It's whatever you want it to be. The Kalahari is a super-lightweight off-road utility vehicle used by the French army, which possibly explains why they're always so late to everything." description.

The Canis Kalahari is a small, hardtop utility and off-roading truck featured in the Beach Bum Update for Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, with a topless variant available after the Last Team Standing Update is installed.


The Kalahari is based on 1968-1987 Citroën Méhari. The headlamps seem to be derived from the BMW E30 (E32, E34).

The vehicle is depicted as a small, lightweight vehicle with thin wheels with white caps. Multiple variants of the vehicle exist, including a version with a vinyl rooftop with borders on the sides and rear, as well as a version without; one with roof frames and one without.

The vehicle uses four circular headlamps and its taillight design is identical to that of the Mesa. The text "Canis" can be seen on both vehicle's ends, as well as the manufacturer's logo on the back. Its bodywork is quite unique compared to other Canis vehicles.

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Grand Theft Auto V

The Kalahari performs quite well, having a nice top speed and acceleration, it also fairs well off road. The car is powered by a modeled Inline-4. While this vehicle has good acceleration, its top speed is not up to par when it comes to competing against other faster vehicles. Furthermore, its thin tire profiles makes it less desirable for off-roading purposes.

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Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Cubic Capacity/Layout/Type)
Number + Type
(Kg / lb)

(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.) (Claimed Top Speeds)

6.3 Seconds n/a





(i.e. recorded/tested using in-game data.) (Observed Top Speeds & Acceleration Times)

n/a 80 / 129

F4 DOHC Inline-4 (In-game model)



Mass cannot be observed.

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  • The name refers to the Kalahari desert and thus it implies that the truck has good off-road abilities (although its in-game handling proves otherwise). Interestingly enough, the Citroën Mehari was sold in a color called Kalahari Beige.
  • The vehicle is based on the original French model rather than the U.S. model.
  • In the description, it is stated that the Kalahari is still being used by the French armed forces.
  • Any Kalahari purchased prior to Title Update 1.13 cannot be sold. Any Kalahari purchased after the update can be sold.


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