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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.


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Asea features a tall, narrow body that is significantly inspired from the first generation Chevrolet Aveo sedan (also known as the Holden Barina in Australia, Chevrolet Lova in Asia, and Daewoo Gentra in South Korea), 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 a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu, with the tail lights resembling the 1999 VW Bora/Jetta. The overall shape and rear of the Asea bears some resemblance to a 2000-2002 Toyota Platz/Echo.

In terms of main aesthetics, the Asea is a relatively basic sedan with a rather wide and tall body, where the front bumper features three meshed intakes roughly occupying three quarters of the car's width, followed by protruding lower quarters and a license plate above the central intake. On the upper area, there is a large meshed grille bearing the Declasse badge in the center, along with plastic inset housings beside the grille, each one having a large circular light on the inner side and two smaller ones on the outer side. The small hood bulges upwards lightly, and increases in height as it gets to the windshield.

The sides of the car has character lines mainly on the front doors, with the wheel wells and the skirting area bulging slightly to the outside, while the other character line spans the entire length of the car, until it gets to the rear effortlessly. The greenhouse area is traditional in design and has plastic trimmings around the windows, on the inner pillars and beside the roof panel, as well as body-colored mirror wings placed on the front.

The rear section is mainly dominated by the trunk bearing the corresponding Declasse badges and silver lettering displaying its name, with a characteristic ridged formation on the lower side. Each side of the car has the corresponding tail lights with plastic fittings around them, with large brake lights, upper marker lights and lower reverse/turning lights. The bumper has a slanted profile at the bottom side and holds a license plate on the center, situated under the trunk lid. A small exhaust pipe can be seen on the driver side, under the bumper. The Asea uses Presidente light textures.

The interior of the car is shared with vehicles like the Schafter and the Tailgater, but on closer inspection of the interior, the player can see a digital clock near the windshield.

The car is only painted with a single color, which also affects the interior stitching. It uses a set of split five-spoke rims also shared with the Minivan, the Stanier and the FQ 2.

Current Design Gallery


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

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 to 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/GTA Online Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
(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
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Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

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), and replaces the default split five-spoke rims with full steel rims somewhat similar to the ones used on the Police Cruiser.

Notable Owners


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


Grand Theft Auto Online



  • The default radio stations for the Asea are Soulwax FM and FlyLo FM and Los Santos Underground Radio
  • 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 and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • 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 having a front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout, the engine is laid longitudinally like in every other car in the game. Cars with a longitudinal FF layout exist, but a transverse layout would make more sense. This is likely an oversight, and might have happened to save resources by not modeling and texturing a completely new mesh for a transverse engine bay.

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