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Canis is an American automobile manufacturer in the HD Universe of the Grand Theft Auto series.

Overview

Canis is parody of American car manufacturer Jeep, but there is one vehicle that is not based on any Jeep model, which is the Kalahari. Instead, it is based on Citröen design. The company has a full line up of SUVs, off road vehicles, and pickup trucks from yesteryear. The name, Canis, is most likely a reference to the constellation Canis Major and the genus of dog family. The brands name may also be a reference to the red hypergiant VY Canis Majoris, which is one of the largest stars in the known universe. The proof of theory behind Canis is the brand's logo, which appears to be a compass rose.

This would be a reference to Jeep's etymology, which comes from Eugene the Jeep, a character from the Popeye comic strip who was occasionally described as a 'magical dog'.

Vehicles

Image Vehicle Style Based on (HD Universe) Notes
Bodhi-GTAV-front

The Bodhi in Grand Theft Auto V.
Bodhi Pickup truck Kaiser Jeep M715 Trevor Philips' personal vehicle.
Crusader-GTAV-front

The Crusader in Grand Theft Auto V.
Crusader Military SUV/SUT Based on the Mesa.
Freecrawler-GTAO-front

The Freecrawler in Grand Theft Auto Online.
Freecrawler Compact SUV Rezvani Tank Added in the After Hours update for Grand Theft Auto Online.
Kalahari-GTAV-front

The Kalahari in Grand Theft Auto V.
Kalahari Utility truck Citroën Méhari Added in the Beach Bum Content Update for Grand Theft Auto V.
Kamacho-GTAO-front

The Kamacho in Grand Theft Auto Online.
Kamacho Off-road utility truck Jeep Crew Chief 715 concept Added in the Doomsday Heist update for Grand Theft Auto Online.
Mesa-GTAV-front

The Mesa in Grand Theft Auto V.
Mesa3-GTAV-front

The Merryweather Mesa in Grand Theft Auto V.
Mesa Compact SUV/SUT 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler
Seminole-GTAV-front

The Seminole in Grand Theft Auto V.
Seminole SUV 1999-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee


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