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'.
|Image||Vehicle||Style||Based on (HD Universe)||Notes|
The Bodhi in Grand Theft Auto V.
|Bodhi||Pickup truck||Kaiser Jeep M715||Trevor Philips' personal vehicle.|
The Crusader in Grand Theft Auto V.
|Crusader||Military SUV/SUT||Based on the Mesa.|
The Freecrawler in Grand Theft Auto Online.
|Freecrawler||Compact SUV||Rezvani Tank||Added in the After Hours update for Grand Theft Auto Online.|
The Kalahari in Grand Theft Auto V.
|Kalahari||Utility truck||Citroën Méhari||Added in the Beach Bum Content Update for Grand Theft Auto V.|
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.|
The Mesa in Grand Theft Auto V.
The Merryweather Mesa in Grand Theft Auto V.
|Mesa||Compact SUV/SUT||2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler|
The Seminole in Grand Theft Auto V.
|Seminole||SUV||1999-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee|