Dinka (Japanese: ディンカ, Dinka) is a Japanese automobile and motorbike manufacturer appearing in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V.

Description

Dinka manufacture a variety of compact cars, sports cars and family cars, as well as streetfighters, dirt bikes and sports bikes. They also manufacture the Marquis, a sailing yacht. It and Weeny's name are synonymous with the word 'small', likely a reference to the size of vehicles they manufacture.

Dinka is the name of an African tribe in south Sudan, however it actually parodies Japanese automaker Honda (though the Jester Classic has no resemblance to Honda cars and is instead based on a Toyota vehicle). Components of Dinka's logo are reminiscent of the letter H in Honda's logo, although Dinka's logo consists of six brackets (both "]" and "["). Dinka is a play on "dink", a racial slur for Asians, especially the Vietnamese. Dinka is also a play on British die-cast toy car maker "Dinky Toys", which was later used to describe any cheaply constructed small car, as Honda and other Japanese automakers initially produced low-quality econobox cars for export to the North American market in the 1970s, before moving to more upmarket vehicles.

Vehicles

Image Vehicle Style Based on (HD Universe) Notes
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The Akuma in Grand Theft Auto V.
Akuma Sports bike Buell XB12S
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The Blista in Grand Theft Auto V.
Blista Hatchback Honda Civic Type R EP3
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The Blista Compact in Grand Theft Auto V.
Blista Compact Hatchback 1984-1987 Honda CR-X
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The Blista Kanjo in Grand Theft Auto Online.
Blista Kanjo Hatchback Honda Civic Type R EK9 Added in the The Diamond Casino Heist update for Grand Theft Auto Online.
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The Chavos in Grand Theft Auto IV.
Chavos Mid-size sedan 1994-1997 Honda Accord Grand Theft Auto IV exclusive.
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The Double T in Grand Theft Auto V.
Double T Sports bike 2008-2010 Honda CBR1000RR
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The Double T Custom in The Lost and Damned.
Double T Custom Drag bike Based on the Double T.
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The Enduro in Grand Theft Auto Online.
Enduro Off-road bike Honda CB250 Added in the Heists Update for Grand Theft Auto Online.
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The Go Go Monkey Blista in Grand Theft Auto V.
Go Go Monkey Blista Custom hatchback Based on the Blista Compact. Exclusive for returning players (enhanced version only).
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The Hakumai in Grand Theft Auto IV.
Hakumai Compact sedan 1985-1989 Honda Accord
1987-1991 Honda Prelude
Grand Theft Auto IV exclusive.
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The Jester in Grand Theft Auto V.
Jester Sports car 2015-present Honda NSX Returns in The Business Update for Grand Theft Auto V.
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The Jester (Racecar) in Grand Theft Auto V.
Jester (Racecar) Touring car Based on the Jester. Added in the Festive Surprise update for Grand Theft Auto V.
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The Jester Classic in Grand Theft Auto Online.
Jester Classic Sports car Toyota Supra (A80) Added in the After Hours update for Grand Theft Auto Online.
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The Marquis in Grand Theft Auto V.
Marquis Sailboat Adjutor Yachts
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The MK GT9 in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.
MK GT9 Sports car Based on the Chavos. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars exclusive.
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The Perennial in Grand Theft Auto IV.
Perennial Minivan 2003-2008 Honda Odyssey (international) Grand Theft Auto IV exclusive.
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The Sugoi in Grand Theft Auto Online.
Sugoi Five-door hatchback Honda Civic Type R FK8 Added in the The Diamond Casino Heist update for Grand Theft Auto Online.
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The Thrust in Grand Theft Auto V.
Thrust Touring bike Honda DN-01 Added in The High Life Update for Grand Theft Auto V.
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The Vindicator in Grand Theft Auto V.
Vindicator Concept motorcycle Honda NM4 Added in the Ill-Gotten Gains Part 2 update for Grand Theft Auto V.

Gallery

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Trivia

  • "Dinka" is an implausible Japanese name as the syllable "di" does not exist in native Japanese words (outside of Nihon-shiki form of romanization of ヂ, which is pronounced "ji" and does not occur in words outside of the phenomenon of Rendaku).
    • That said, it should be noted that it is highly popular for a Japanese company/product to use a Western-style name (mostly English and other European languages), a good example being Lexus as "L" does not exist in native Japanese pronunciation. In this perspective, Dinka would not be an entirely unrealistic name for a Japanese manufacturer.

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