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"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.

Design

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, with the tail lights resembling the 1999 VW Bora/Jetta.

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. The license plate is situated under the trunk lid.

The vehicle 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.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto V

The Asea appears to have a lot more brake-horsepower than its larger counterpart, the Premier. It is powered by 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.

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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 90 / 145 5 N/A FWD 1400 / 3086 50
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
9.9 Seconds 97 / 156 5 FF V8 (Cover) FWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Asea-GTAV-RSCStats
Speed
77.799942%
Acceleration
50%
Braking
13.333334%
Traction
62.121212%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V

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Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online) Image
Armor No Armor $100 $200
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 Stock Brakes $100 $200
Street Brakes $2,000 $4,000
Sport Brakes $2,700 $5,400
Race Brakes $3,500 $7,000
Bumpers Stock Front Bumper $250 $500
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
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $130 $260
Titanium Tuner Exhaust $375 $750
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Fenders Stock Left Fender $150 $300
Stickerbomb Left Fender $450 $900
Stock Right Fender $150 $300
Stickerbomb Right Fender $450 $900
Hoods Stock Hood $150 $300
Carbon Hood $325 $650
Stickerbomb Hood $750 $1,500
Stickerbomb & Bonnet Bra $875 $1,750
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $100 $200
Xenon Lights $300 $3,000
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights - -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $1,500
Plates Blue on White 1 $50 $200
Blue on White 2 $50 $200
Blue on White 3 $50 $200
Yellow on Blue $75 $300
Yellow on Black $150 $600
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors - -
Roofs Stock Roof $100 $200
Carbon Roof & Trunk $350 $700
Stickerbomb Roof & Trunk $575 $1,150
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $1,200
Spoilers None $150 $300
GT Wing $275 $550
Suspension Stock Suspension $100 $200
Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Transmission Stock Transmission $100 $200
Street Transmission $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
Turbo None $500 $1,000
Turbo Tuning $2,500 $30,000
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels - -
Windows None $100 $500
Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

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Special Variants

Grand Theft Auto V

A snow variant of the Asea (named as Asea2 in the game's internal files) appears in the game for the purpose of appearing in the mission Bury the Hatchet (when playing as Michael). This variant is almost identical to the normal one, but heavily covered in snow and bearing North Yankton plates. This variant is also fitted with tire chains to improve control over snowy surfaces (even though it is only an aesthetic feature).

Notable Owners

Locations

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

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

Rewards

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

General

  • 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 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 is 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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