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Karin (Japanese: カリン) (pronounced 'kah·rin') is a Japanese automotive company in the HD Universe of Grand Theft Auto.

Overview

The company is most likely based on the real-life manufacturer Toyota since most Karin cars are inspired by Toyota models.

However, the Sultan RS and Korean Mob Sultan, including the original Sultan, are modified like Subarus even though they are both based on the Toyota Altezza (also known as the Lexus IS300), and the Intruder is based on an Infiniti model, though it has design cues from the Toyota MarkII and the Lexus LS430 (third gen). The Kuruma is based on Mitsubishi and Subaru models, with little resemblance to a Toyota model.

Vehicles

Vehicle Style Based On (HD Universe) Notes
Asterope Mid-size sedan 2006–2011 Toyota Camry Grand Theft Auto V exclusive
BeeJay XL Mid-size SUV 2006-2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser Grand Theft Auto V exclusive
Dilettante 5-door liftback 2003-2009 Toyota Prius Includes the Merryweather variant
Futo Compact sports coupe 1983-1987 Toyota AE86 Corolla Levin
Intruder Sports sedan 2001-2006 Infiniti Q45
Kuruma Sports sedan Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X(overall shape and front)
2015 Subaru Impreza (rear)
Included in the GTA V Heists Update, also includes the armored variant
Rebel Pickup truck Fourth gen Toyota Hilux Includes a clean and "beater" variant
Sultan Sports sedan 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX
Sultan RS Tuner Lexus IS300/Toyota Altezza Tuned variant of the Sultan; GTA IV only
Technical Improvised Combat Truck Fourth gen Toyota Hilux A variant of the Rebel equipped with a mounted machine gun, available in the Heists Update.

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Trivia

  • "Karin" is a Japanese word for Red Sandalwood.
  • Karin is pronounced as Kareen by a Karin sponsor on Fame or Shame, but it is pronounced as "Karen" during the advertisement for the Dilettante featured in GTA IV.
    • The name might also be a reference to Toyota's Carina series.
  • The Karin logo is similar to the Circle K logo.


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