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"Is it a truck? Is it a golf cart? Is it a bathtub on wheels? It's whatever you want it to be. The Kalahari is a super-lightweight off-road utility vehicle used by the French army, which possibly explains why they're always so late to everything."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Canis Kalahari is a small, hardtop utility and off-roading truck featured in the Beach Bum Update for Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, with a topless variant available after the Last Team Standing Update is installed.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V

The Kalahari is based on 1968-1987 Citroën Méhari. The headlamps seem to be derived from the BMW E30 (E32, E34). The vehicle is based on the original French model rather than the U.S. model.

The vehicle is depicted as a small, lightweight vehicle with thin wheels sporting white caps. It uses four circular headlamps and its tail light design is identical to that of the Mesa. The text "Canis" can be seen on both vehicle's ends, as well as the manufacturer's logo on the back. Its bodywork is quite unique compared to other Canis vehicles, as it is not a Jeep-based vehicle. For the enhanced version of the game, the Kalahari receives a unique beige-colored interior, comparable to that of the Bodhi.

In the Southern San Andreas Super Autos description, it is stated that the Kalahari is still being used by the French armed forces.

The vehicle may spawn in four different variations:

  • A topless version.
  • A version that has two extra pillars behind the cabin area, as well as black frames on the upper side of the cabin and the rear compartment.
  • A version similar to the second one, but featuring a soft top.
  • A version similar to the third one, but featuring an enclosed rear compartment, complete with black borders on the sides and rear end, as well as windows.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto V

The Kalahari performs quite well, having a nice top speed and acceleration, it also fairs well off road. The car is powered by a modeled turbocharged Inline-4. While this vehicle has good acceleration, its top speed is not up to par when it comes to competing against other faster vehicles. Furthermore, its thin tire profiles makes it less desirable for off-roading purposes. The Kalahari is great for doing stunt jumps as its incredibly light weight allows it to travel great distances in the air. It is also very nimble due to its size and thin tires.

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6.3 Seconds 80 / 129 4 F4 DOHC Turbocharged Inline-4 (In-game model) AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V

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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
Matte Black Bullbar $500 $1,000
Secondary Matte Black Bullbar $750 $1,500
Stock Rear Bumper $250 $500
Matte Black 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
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $130 $260
Straight Exit Exhaust $375 $750
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Hoods Stock Hood $150 $300
Spare Tire $325 $650
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 $
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 - -
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $
Skirts Stock Skirts $300 $600
Matte Black Side Steps $415 $830
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
  • * Window tints are available for all versions, although only the enclosed one may have the effect on the rear windows.

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Special Variants

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In the enhanced version, pre-modified Kalaharis may spawn in beach areas, like the Bifta. They usually spawn with accesories intended for off-roading, including custom off-road tyres. Aside from the color schemes, at least one example has a unique customization set, including a spare tyre on the hood.

Beach Modded DLC 1
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit
1 36 0 88 140
No No • ­Front Bumper: Secondary Matte Black Bullbar

• ­Rear Bumper: Matte Black Rear Bumper

• ­Wheels: Cairngorm

• ­Hood: Spare Tire

• ­Skirts: Matte Black Side Steps

Beach Modded DLC 1
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit
1 81 12 35 44
No No • ­Front Bumper: Secondary Matte Black Bullbar

• ­Rear Bumper: Matte Black Rear Bumper

• ­Exhaust: Straight Exit Exhaust

• ­Wheels: Mudslinger

• ­Skirts: Matte Black Side Steps

Beach Modded DLC 2
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit
1 125 0 70 81
No No • ­Front Bumper: Secondary Matte Black Bullbar

• ­Rear Bumper: Matte Black Rear Bumper

• ­Exhaust: Straight Exit Exhaust

• ­Wheels: Mudslinger

• ­Skirts: Matte Black Side Steps

Beach Modded DLC 2
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit
1 119 0 135 89
No No • ­Front Bumper: Secondary Matte Black Bullbar

• ­Rear Bumper: Matte Black Rear Bumper

• ­Exhaust: Straight Exit Exhaust

• ­Wheels: Mudslinger

• ­Skirts: Matte Black Side Steps

Locations

Grand Theft Auto V

Original Version
  • Available at the player's garage.
Enhanced Version

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Available in a hardtop variant on Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $40,000 after the Beach Bum Update is installed, and a topless variant on the same website for $51,000 after the Last Team Standing Update is installed.
  • Can be rarely spawned at the beach in North Chumash, usually pre-modified. Entering the vehicle will result the player being immediately kicked out of the car and locking it, preventing access. (Enhanced version)

Trivia

General

  • The name refers to the Kalahari desert and thus it implies that the truck has good off-road abilities (although its in-game handling proves otherwise). Interestingly enough, the Citroën Mehari was sold in a color called Kalahari Beige.
  • The default radio station for the Kalahari is Blaine County Radio.

Bugs/Glitches

  • Originally, any Kalahari purchased before the High Life update could not be sold.
    • This was fixed in the Bikers update.

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