|Not to be confused with Karen.|
The company is most likely based on the real-life manufacturer Toyota since most Karin cars are inspired by Toyota models, although the logo is more similar to the Lexus logo (similar to how the GTA equivalent of Lexus, Emperor, features a logo that resembles that of Toyota). The Sultan RS and Korean Mob Sultan, including the original Sultan, are similar in design to modified Subarus, as well as taking inspiration from the Toyota Altezza/Lexus IS300, and the Intruder is based on an Infiniti model, though it has design cues from the Toyota MarkII and the Lexus LS430 (third gen). The Kuruma is based on Mitsubishi and Subaru models, with little resemblance to a Toyota model.
|Image||Vehicle||Style||Based on (HD Universe)||Notes|
The 190z in Grand Theft Auto Online.
|190z||Classic sports coupe||1967-1970 Toyota 2000GT|
1969-1978 Nissan S30
|Added in the The Doomsday Heist update for Grand Theft Auto Online.|
The Asterope in Grand Theft Auto V.
|Asterope||Mid-size sedan||2006–2011 Toyota Camry||Grand Theft Auto V exclusive.|
The BeeJay XL in Grand Theft Auto V.
|BeeJay XL||Mid-size SUV||2006-2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser||Grand Theft Auto V exclusive.|
The Dilettante in Grand Theft Auto V.
The Dilettante in Grand Theft Auto V.
|Dilettante||5-door hybrid hatchback||2003-2009 Toyota Prius||Available in civilian and Merryweather patrol variants (the latter only in Grand Theft Auto V).|
The Futo in Grand Theft Auto V.
|Futo||Compact sports coupe||1983-1987 Toyota AE86 Corolla Levin|
The Intruder in Grand Theft Auto V.
|Intruder||Sports sedan||2001-2006 Infiniti Q45|
The Kuruma in Grand Theft Auto Online.
|Kuruma||Sports sedan||Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X (overall shape and front)|
2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Fortis (rear)
|Added in the Heists Update for Grand Theft Auto Online.|
The Kuruma (Armored) in Grand Theft Auto Online.
|Kuruma (Armored)||Armored Sports sedan||Based on the Kuruma. Added in the Heists Update for Grand Theft Auto Online.|
The Rebel in Grand Theft Auto V.
|Rebel||Pickup truck||Fourth generation Toyota Hilux||Grand Theft Auto V exclusive.|
The Rusty Rebel in Grand Theft Auto V.
|Rusty Rebel||Pickup truck||Grand Theft Auto V exclusive. Based on the Rebel.|
The Sultan in Grand Theft Auto V.
|Sultan||Sports sedan||Lexus IS300|
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V
The Sultan RS in Grand Theft Auto Online.
|Sultan RS||Sports tuner||Two-door, "Rally Sport" variant of the Sultan. Returns in the January 2016 Update for Grand Theft Auto Online.|
The Technical in Grand Theft Auto Online.
|Technical||Technical pickup truck||Based on the Rebel. Added in the Heists Update for Grand Theft Auto Online.|
The Technical Aqua in Grand Theft Auto Online.
|Technical Aqua||Amphibious technical pickup truck||Based on the Technical. Added in the Import/Export update for Grand Theft Auto Online.|
The Technical Custom in Grand Theft Auto Online.
|Technical Custom||Technical pickup truck||Based on the Technical. Added in the Gunrunning update for Grand Theft Auto Online.|
Karin Performance, Karin Auto Racing Performance and Karin Automobiles are a racing division of Karin. They are responsible for the livery under the same name which can be applied to the Sultan RS in GTA Online. The livery is based on the Subaru Impreza WRX World Rally Team skin, suggesting the division is based on the Subaru World Rally Team.
The rally team appears to have many companies sponsoring them as seen on their Sultan RS livery, including:
- "Karin" is a Japanese word for Red Sandalwood.
- Karin having vehicles with Subaru designs despite being based on Toyota makes sense in that, as of today, Toyota owns a large portion of share of Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru's parent company).
- Karin is pronounced as Kareen by a Karin sponsor on Fame or Shame, but it is pronounced as "Karen" during the advertisement for the Dilettante featured in GTA IV.
- The name might also be a reference to Toyota's Carina series.