"An affordable, no frills, fuel-efficient compact sedan. When 'ample headroom' is central to the marketing campaign, what you see is what you get."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Declasse Asea (pronounced Ah-SAY-uh) is a compact four-door sedan in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


Grand Theft Auto V

The Asea features a tall, narrow body that is significantly inspired from the second generation Chevrolet Aveo/Sonic sedan (also known as Holden Barina in Australia and Chevrolet Lova in Asia), as well as the Suzuki Aerio/Liana, with frontal influences from both Dacia Logan facelift and Dacia/Renault Logan 2013 and the rear from the first generation Dacia Logan with a high rear decklid. Its rear is similar to 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. The tailights resemble the 1999 VW Bora. The license plate is situated under the trunk lid. It has many tuner modification options and sticker bomb options in some part of the car, hinting that this car is much more suitable for youngsters and hipsters in San Andreas. In closer inspection of the interior, the player can see a digital clock near the windshield. The Asea uses Presidente light textures.

In terms of main aesthetics, the grille is situated in the high-center of the front and the Declasse badge in the center. The side has character lines mainly on the front doors, with the wheel wells bulging slightly to the outside. The hood bulges upwards lightly, and increases in height as it gets to the windshield. The other character line spans the entire length of the car, until it gets to the rear effortlessly.

Current Design Gallery


Grand Theft Auto V

The Asea appears to have a lot more brake-horsepower than its larger counterpart, the Premier. It is powered a V8-cover engine, coupled to what sounds to be a 5-speed manual gearbox. Being a front wheel drive vehicle, it has incredible capabilities to make maneuvers such as J-Turns and U-Turns, which a normal RWD vehicle would potentially struggle at. The power from the vehicle can be seen majorly when setting off quickly, a notable amount of wheel-spin will reveal the car's power, but also shows the car's traction is minimal, compared to the Premier. Deformation is rather average for a car of its size; the car tends to show slight deformation after 3 - 5 frontal crashes, though the crumple zones of the vehicle don't pose a threat the vehicle's handling or turning line, seen as the crumple zones appear around the front / rear bumpers and greenhouse area.

Overall, the car is a good pick for an average sedan, given its high power output, superb handling and average capabilities, however the car proves to fall on traction and braking, mostly because of the front-wheel drivetrain.

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)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 90 / 145 5 N/A FWD 1400 / 3086 50
Website Statements [?] / Badges
9.9 Seconds 97 / 156 5 FF V8 (Cover) FWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club


Grand Theft Auto V

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $500 $4,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $1,250 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 60% $2,000 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $3,500 $21,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $5,000 $30,000
Brakes Street Brakes $2,000 $4,000
Sport Brakes $2,700 $5,400
Race Brakes $3,500 $7,000
Bumpers Custom Front Splitter $500 $1,000
Exposed Intercooler $750 $1,500
Rally Bumper $1,000 $2,000
Stickerbomb Bumper $1,300 $2,600
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $900 $1,800
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $1,250 $2,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $1,800 $3,600
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $3,350 $6,700
Exhaust Titanium Tuner Exhaust $375 $750
Fenders Stickerbomb Left Fender $450 $900
Stickerbomb Right Fender $450 $900
Hood Carbon Hood $325 $650
Stickerbomb Hood $750 $1,500
Stickerbomb & Bonnet Bra $875 $1,750
Lights Xenon Lights $300 $3,000
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $1,500
Respray - -
Roof Carbon Roof & Trunk $350 $700
Stickerbomb Roof & Trunk $575 $1,150
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $1,200
Spoiler GT Wing $275 $550
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 $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $2,500 $30,000
Wheels - -
Windows Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

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Notable Owners


The Asea is one of the rarest vehicles in the original version of Grand Theft Auto V, but appears on the street in the enhanced version.

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online


Grand Theft Auto Online



  • The default radio stations for the Asea are Soulwax FM and FlyLo FM.
  • The Asea, along with the Benefactor Panto, have stickerbomb modifications available, hinting at the trend most commonly used by youngsters.
    • The Stickerbomb options have stickers such as Atomic and Terroil, but also have those of Maibatsu and Karin, even though this is a Declasse vehicle.
  • The real-life Chevrolet Aveo, which the Asea is based on, is one of the best-selling Chevrolet cars in most developing countries around the world, particularly in East Asia and Latin America.
    • Its spelling is similar to ASEAN, only without the 'N'. This might be a reference to Chevrolet Aveo's popularity in the Southeast Asia.
    • Asea and Aveo both sound phonetically similar. They both have the vowels A and E along with the same number of syllables.
  • It's possible that the Asea is the successor to the Premier, as the Premier is mentioned to have been discontinued in 2010.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Like some vehicles in GTA V, the car has two seams defining where the front and rear bumpers should split if shot or damaged. The bumpers actually split from the lower seams.
  • In the original version, the steering wheel features a Declasse badge. However, in the enhanced version, it has a blank steering wheel.
  • If the player uses the Rockstar Editor and positions the camera inside the engine, they will notice a square with the Stickerbomb textures on it, centralised in the engine.
  • Oddly, despite being in a front engine, front wheel drive layout, the engine cover is laid longitudinally, which is a very odd choice of layout, as a traversal layout would make much more sense. The engine block itself, however, is laid longitudinally, like every other vehicle.

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