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""Because bigger ain't always better, get your hands on this compact Japanese all-terrain pickup truck. First time the non-rusted version has been available to purchase with us, so look forward to damaging it yourself.""
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Karin Rebel is a two-door pickup truck featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


Grand Theft Auto V

The Rebel is a compact 2-door pickup truck which inherits the general design and role previously filled by the Bobcat in the 3D Universe (the HD Universe Bobcat is redesigned into a full-size pickup). The truck features a very linear design, similar to that of a third generation Toyota Hilux. It features a chrome bumper that spans the entire width of the front and also a short distance of the front quarter area. Above the bumper there are rectangular headlamp units. Just above the front of the flared wheel arch, rear view mirrors are mounted.

The main body features plain paneling, the main body line of the truck is completely straight, as evidenced by the bottom edge of the door windows. Behind the doors the cab features a window whose bottom edge is in line with the bottom edge of the door handle. The wheelbase is spanned by side steps, mounted just beneath the body. The rear section also features the same flared wheel arches. The load bed area has an impressed area near the top, leaving a ledge at the top of the body for the load bed area. The load bed area features a six-point roll bar, which may appear with four spotlights on top, mounted just behind the cab. The truck appears with eight spoke wheels wrapped in high-profile tyres.

The rear of the truck features rectangular rear lamp units, between these there is an impressed area with large embossed lettering of the manufacturer KARIN, in a similar manner to the embossed TOYOTA lettering on the rear of the Hilux. The vehicle has no rear bumper and therefore does not feature a rear licence plate.

There are two versions of the Rebel, a "standard" version and a dirtier, rustier version (referred to as the Rusty Rebel). The dirty version is far more common than the standard version, which is decidedly rare.

Some models are fitted with a CB radio, with indistinctive chatter audible occasionally.

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Grand Theft Auto V

On road, the Rebel has ample acceleration and a reasonable top speed in line with other trucks. It stays flat in the corners for a truck with its size and height, and is somewhat sporty. Its ride however, is stiff and punishing. The Karin Rebel seats only two in its spartan cab.

The Rebel is easily one of the best off road vehicles in the game. Its high ground clearance (thanks to the aftermarket "lift kit" it has received), 4-wheel drive and large off-road tires allow the Rebel to negotiate hills and rocks with ease, and it has little chance of a rollover.

The 4-cylinder diesel engine provides ample power, and will easily cause wheel spin when going up steep and slippery hills, but if the driver feathers the throttle, the Rebel will make use of all of its grip well and climb hills easily. The Rebel can reach relatively high speeds off-road, and landing right from jumps has the suspension taking in all the impact, leaving the body undamaged.

The truck has a short wheelbase, although "beaching" the truck is still a danger the driver must watch, especially when rock climbing with the truck.

Despite the real life counterpart's Toyota Hilux's invincible reliability, rusty versions of the Rebel will still occasionally have trouble starting. In conclusion, the Rebel is a practical vehicle for any environment.

GTA V Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
N/A 81 / 130 5 N/A AWD
30% FWD
70% RWD
2400 / 5291 80
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A V8 (Badging) 4x4 (AWD) N/A N/A
Observed / First-Person Speedometer (Enhanced version)
6.8 Seconds 85 / 136 5 F4 V8 (Cover) AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto V

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $1,250 $5,250
Armor Upgrade 40% $3,125 $8,750
Armor Upgrade 60% $5,000 $14,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $8,750 $24,500
Armor Upgrade 100% $12,500 $35,000
Brakes Street Brakes $5,000 $10,000
Sport Brakes $6,750 $13,500
Race Brakes $8,750 $17,500
Bullbars* Bullbars $5,000 $2,500
Baja Bar $6,000 $3,300
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $2,250 $4,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $3,125 $6,250
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $4,500 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $8,375 $16,750
Lights Xenon Lights $1,000 $5,000
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $875
Respray - -
Crew Emblem N/A $25,000
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $700
Suspension** Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Transmission Street Transmission $7,375 $14,750
Sports Transmission $8,125 $16,250
Race Transmission $10,000 $20,000
Truck Bed* Widearch kit $350 $700
Aero Bed Cover $575 $1,150
Dakar Space Frame $800 $1,600
Baja Space Frame $975 $1,950
Sandrail Conversion $1,200 $2,400
Turbo Turbo Tuning $6,250 $35,000
Wheels - -
Windows Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

*These modifications are only available for the Rusty Rebel.
**These modifications are only available for the clean Rebel.

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Rusty Rebel

Main article: Rusty Rebel
  • A rusty counterpart, dubbed "Rusty Rebel", is featured in the game. It features a wider range of visual modifications and a slightly different engine sound.


Main article: Technical


Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online


Cultural References

  • The name Rebel could be a reference to the Toyota Hilux's infamous use as both a transport and an improvised armed fighting vehicle (colloquially known as a technical) by numerous rebel/insurgent forces around the world. Notable examples of this include the "Toyota War" that occurred on the border between Chad and Libya in 1987, during which Chadian troops fitted Toyota pickup trucks with mounted weapons, or the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia (famously dramatized as the novel and film Black Hawk Down).
  • There is a car in real life named the Rebel made by Rambler/AMC, it was a muscle car in production from 1957 to 1970 with five generations.
  • The 2008 film Rambo features a tribe called the Karen Rebels; the manufacturer and the name of the truck in GTA V is possibly a reference.
  • The default radio station of the Rebel is Channel X.
  • The default appearance of the Rebel could be a possible reference to Marty McFly's 1985 Toyota Hilux from the Back to the Future franchise.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The truck may appear with the text "4x4 REBEL", towards the rear of the sides of the load bed, although it is often glitched, causing it to disappear and reappear constantly.
  • In all three pieces of pre-release content that the truck was featured in, it had been destroyed by Trevor. This may be a play on Toyota Hilux's reputation for being a near-indestructible vehicle.
  • It seems that before the game's release, the Rebel was larger, about the size of a Sandking SWB, as seen in Trevor's trailer.
  • In Los Santos Customs, under the bullbars section the player may find a bullbar that is too wide for the Rebel. This is because it shares this bullbar with the Patriot.
  • The Rebel does not have reversing lights.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • When opening the tailgate via interaction menu in GTA Online, the tailgate simply breaks off the rest of the truck.
  • As of the I'm Not a Hipster Update update, both clean and beater variants of the Rebel are available for purchase at Southern San Andreas Super Autos.

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