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"The Japanese-made Intruder was launched by Karin to compete in the same market as German high-performance luxury cars (i.e. by copying them exactly using substandard parts and selling for half the price)."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Intruder is a four-door sports-oriented sedan in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. It is manufactured by Karin in the HD Universe.


3D Universe

In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the Intruder's design resembling cross between 1985-1990 Acura Legend Sedan and 1986-1991 Mercury Sable with the taillights and squared rear wheel arches similar to those of a 1982–1986 Toyota Camry. It also resembles the early 1990s Subaru Legacy.

HD Universe

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Intruder, manufactured by Karin, is given a much sportier, higher class design. The Intruder resembles the 2002-2006 Infiniti Q45, but the rear seems based on the 1996 or 1997 Infiniti I30. The front bumper design takes reference from the 2001-2010 Nissan President, with the placement of the fog lamps and some other design elements from the 2000-2004 Toyota Mark II (X110), and minor influences from the 2000-2006 Lexus LS 430 — the latter owing to the car's roots from Karin — namely the grille being part of the hood and the wheel design. The rear lights could also be based on the LS 430, although the connected design and split light housings suggests a closer resemblance to the Holden VK Commodore; the latter trait is supported by the rear wing mod.

In game, the Intruder has the same interior as the Imponte DF8-90. In the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of GTA V, the steering wheel and front seat head supports sport the Imponte logo, and the front seats have a large "DF8-90" inscription. Like many other vehicles, the Intruder has no reversing lights.

The Intruder's brake lights in GTA IV have a third light in the center of the trunk, even though no physical light is present. Also in GTA IV, the Intruder is equipped with a GPS system with a female voice, but only if the player leaves the "selected cars" (default) option in the audio menu.

The Intruder's design remains unchanged in Grand Theft Auto V, apart from the exclusion of the aforementioned third brake light; the interior gains more detail in the enhanced version as well, as with all other cars in the game. On the rear right side of the car, right below the rear window, there is a retractable car radio antenna but the antenna remains retracted, making it a static feature.

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3D Universe

In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the car's acceleration and speed are highly lacking, despite the intimidating growl of its engine. Being rear-drive helps, but the dismal torque is barely enough to climb a steep hill. Handling and braking are surprisingly agile, and seem wasted on the weak engine.

GTA San Andreas Overview

Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 99 / 160 5 Petrol RWD 1800 / 3968
N/A N/A 5 N/A RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto IV

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Intruder makes a return, this time with a larger 4.3 liter V8 engine powering the rear wheels via a five-speed gearbox. Despite the rather sizable engine, the Intruder is by no means a performance car; it holds a reasonable, but not too impressive, rate of acceleration, and a somewhat high top speed.

In terms of cornering, the Intruder performs rather well. There is a slight hint of oversteer at lower speeds, which is perfectly controllable and useful when driving through streets. The suspension is rather firm, which aids its cornering ability but can make the car bounce excessively on rough ground. Braking is average, and ABS is standard on all models. The Intruder copes well in the event of a high-speed crash, but is not quite as strong as its size would perhaps suggest. Overall, it is fair to say the Intruder is best at cruising along at lower speeds; it is not a sports car, neither is it a luxury car.

GTA IV Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engines Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 84 / 135 5 N/A RWD 1700 / 3748
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 4.3L V8 (Badging) N/A N/A
N/A N/A 5 FR DOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V

The Karin Intruder in Grand Theft Auto V is given a slight upgrade to the engine compared to the one in Grand Theft Auto IV. Being sports-oriented, it fares better than many sedans performance-wise, such as being able to go uphill and having pinnacle handling and braking. On the contrary, the vehicle accelerates at an average pace and takes some time to get to top speed due in part to the gearbox configuration. Top speed, however, remains fairly high.

After upgrading at Los Santos Customs, the Intruder can keep up with many lower-end vehicles classified as true Sports cars. It is, however, generally undesirable for races or criminal getaways, and should be used as a last resort if a more durable or a faster vehicle cannot be found. The Intruder is just barely capable of performing with vehicles with a much higher price tag, although it will always be limited by the base stats of the vehicle, relegating it to its most comfortable role of cruising at low to intermediate speeds.

Due to the massive slew of vehicles with greater performance than the Intruder in both Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online especially, it is better to simply modify and use a different car, although the Intruder's unassuming look may surprise players who are unfamiliar with it.

GTA V Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
(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 RWD 1600 / 3527 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 4.3L V8 (Badging) N/A N/A N/A
13.4 Seconds 110 / 177 5 FR DOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Type Upgrade Cost
Color Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $ 150
Hood Champ Scoop $ 100
Vents Oval Hood Vent $ 150
Square Hood Vent $ 100
Exhausts Twin Exhaust $ 300
Upswept Exhaust $ 400
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Roof Roof Scoop $ 80
Spoilers Win $ 550
Drag $ 200
Fury $ 350
Side skirts Side Skirt $ 500
Wheels Import $ 820
Atomic $ 770
Ahab $ 1000
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Off Road Wheel $ 1000
Mega $ 1030
Grove $ 1230
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Car Stereo Bass Boost $ 100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500

Grand Theft Auto V

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor 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 Street Brakes $2,000 $4,000
Sport Brakes $2,700 $5,400
Race Brakes $3,500 $7,000
Bumpers Custom Front Bumper $500 $1,000
Custom Rear Bumper $500 $1,000
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
Exhaust Chrome Tip Exhaust $375 $750
Lights Xenon Lights $300 $3,000
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $2,000
Respray - -
Crew Emblem N/A $25,000
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $1,600
Skirts Bippu Side Skirts $415 $830
Spoiler Low Level Spoiler $275 $550
Suspension Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Transmission Street Transmission $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $2,500 $30,000
Wheels - -
Windows Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

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Intruder VX

In GTA IV, there is a special variant model of the Intruder driven by the Triads. Badged as the Intruder VX, changes include a special candy red paint job, a bodykit with side skirts and custom front bumper, as well as a yellow Chinese knotting (or more specifically a "Kin Tsuna") attached to the rear mirror that denotes the car's association with the Triads. The visual modifications of this variant are based on the Junction Produce Infiniti Q45 bodykit. These modifications can be found at Los Santos Customs for the normal Intruder. In GTA V, the Intruder can be customized to resemble this variant. The only omission is its modified grille.

Special Variants

  • After the last of Little Jacob's jobs, a unique silver Intruder with the VX-bodykit can be obtained. Unlike the Intruder driven by the Triads it is badged as the standard Intruder and has no rear spoiler.
  • A uniquely dark blue Intruder may be obtainable when it is requested by Stevie. It is located in Rotterdam Hill on Asparagus Avenue near the Liberty City Transport Authority building. The car constantly respawns in the same spot until it is delivered to S&M Auto Sales, so the car may be taken and stored at a safehouse before another is sent to S&M Auto Sales.

Notable Owners

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • Stevie's Car Thefts - The Intruder is one of the 30 vehicles wanted by the Stevie's Car Thefts in the side-mission of the same name.
  • Exotic Exports - The Intruder is one of the ten vehicles wanted by the Exotic Exports side-mission.
  • Catch The Wave - Niko and Phil will use Phil's Intruder to go pick up the truck that will be used to steal the shipment of Cocaine.
  • Trespass - Niko and Phil may use Phil's car to get to the Sprunk Factory.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online


Grand Theft Auto IV

  • After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie he agrees to the purchase cars from Niko, with the Intruder fetching about $2,500 in perfect condition.

Grand Theft Auto Online