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The Maibatsu Corporation (BAWSAQ: MAI) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate that has appeared in every Grand Theft Auto game since Grand Theft Auto III, except for Grand Theft Auto Advance. The name "Maibatsu" is a portmanteau of Daihatsu and Mitsubishi, and is also similar in name to "Zaibatsu" (財閥), a Japanese term for a large conglomerate.

Appearances in games


Although the Maibatsu Corporation is most famous for the vehicles it manufactures, Maibatsu also makes electronics, cruise missiles and just about every other product on the face of the planet.[1]


Vehicles in 3D Universe

Vehicle Style Based On (3D Universe) Notes
Monstrosity Full-size SUV/truck Landstalker (American Version)
Ford F250 regular cab (European Version)
Thunder Sport compact Unknown Only depicted in advertisements; Not seen on the road
Womb Minivan Unknown Only depicted in advertisements; Not seen on the road

Vehicles in HD Universe

Vehicle Style Based On (HD Universe) Notes
Mule Cabover Box Truck 1994-2004 Isuzu Elf
Penumbra Sport compact 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse SE
Sanchez Dirtbike Yamaha YZ450F
Vincent Mid-size sedan 1996-2003 Mitsubishi Galant
Frogger Helicopter Eurocopter EC130


  • The "Maibatsu Corporation" is likely a nod to the Zaibatsu Corporation, a massive corporation that plays a large role in Grand Theft Auto 2.
  • Despite the fact that Maibatsu made a helicopter, in real life, Japanese companies are prohibited from exporting aircrafts as an impact of Japan's defeat back in World War 2.





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