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Because bigger ain't always better, get your hands on this compact Japanese all-terrain pickup truck. First time the non-rusted version has been available to purchase with us, so look forward to damaging it yourself.
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Karin Rebel is a two-door pickup truck featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The truck features a very linear design similar to that of the fourth generation Toyota Hilux Xtra Cab, although the grille takes more influence from the third generation models. The rear quarter of the vehicle in particular resembles that of the second generation Mitsubishi Triton.

The Rebel is a compact 2-door pickup truck which inherits the general design and role previously filled by the Bobcat in the 3D Universe (the HD Universe Bobcat is redesigned into a full-size pickup). On the front end, the truck features a flat chrome bumper spanning the entire width of the lower area and mounts a plate holder on the centre, while an open section can be seen below. The upper area has a black rectangular grille with four horizontal elements behind the five inner vertical ones, housing square fog lamps on the outer squared sections and the manufacturer badge beside the driver-side lamp. Next to the grille are black sections that are slightly larger than the grille itself, each one housing a circular headlamp within the squared section and vertical amber signals on the outermost borders. The bonnet is relatively flat and has two body lines aligned with the innermost borders of the headlamp housings. The Rebel and all its variants use Sabre Turbo light textures.

On the sides, the vehicle features plain fender panelling with slightly flared front arches and black square mirrors near the front end, while large silver/chrome steps can be seen spanning the wheelbase of the truck. The spartan cabin has room for two occupants, bearing black trim around the windows and vertical rear-quarter windows, whose bottom edge is in line with the bottom edge of the door handle. Dual exhaust tubes can be seen on the driver side, below the side step and below the truck bed.

The rear is predominated by a medium-sized load bed area with the same flared arches as the front fenders, an impressed area near the top which leaves a ledge at the top of the body for the load bed area, and "REBEL 4x4" markings seen on the rear quarters. The rear end of the truck features a tailgate with an impressed area and large embossed lettering of the manufacturer KARIN (in a similar manner to the embossed TOYOTA lettering on the rear of the real-life Hilux), as well as silver badges on the lower corners of the tailgate. The outer edges house rectangular rear lamp units, and has no rear bumper or license plate.

The underside of the truck denotes its aftermarket "lift kit", having blue shocks and red springs similar to the Sandkings (both the SWB and XL variants), as well as parallel trailling arms appearing to run from the centre, towards each end of the axles.

The interior shares a similar interior to that of the Bobcat XL, sharing the same dial set in the enhanced version. It is also fitted with a CB radio, and occasional trucker chatter can be heard regardless of whether the main radio is turned on or off. The chatter will only play if playing as Trevor and in Blaine County.

The Rebel may spawn with certain accessories:

  • A bull bar option on the front end, which may be either a rectangular one similar to the one of the Patriot or a trapezium-shaped frame with non-functional fog/rally lamps.
  • A six-point roll bar on the truck bed, which may appear with four spotlights on top, mounted just behind the cab.

The general bodywork is painted with the primary colour, while the "REBEL 4x4" markings are painted with the secondary one. The truck appears with eight spoke wheels wrapped in high-profile off-road tyres.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

On road, the Rebel has ample acceleration and a reasonable top speed in line with other trucks. It stays flat in the corners for a truck with its size and height, and is somewhat sporty. Its ride, however, is stiff and punishing.

Off road, the Rebel is easily one of the best off-road vehicles in the game. Its high ground clearance, 4-wheel drive and large off-road tyres allow the Rebel to negotiate hills and rocks with ease, and it has little chance of a rollover. Its engine provides ample power, and will easily cause wheel spin when going up steep and slippery hills, but if the driver feathers the throttle, the Rebel will make use of all of its grip well and climb hills easily. The Rebel can reach relatively high speeds on off-road environments, and landing right from jumps has the suspension taking in all the impact, leaving the body undamaged. The truck has a short wheelbase, although "beaching" the truck is still a danger the driver must watch, especially when rock climbing with the truck.

The Rebel is powered by a V8 engine as indicated by the cover and badge, coupled to a 5-speed gearbox in a front engine, all wheel drive layout (30% front, 70% rear). The truck uses a high-revving and roary diesel sound, similar to the Rancher XL, the Landstalker and the Cavalcade.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 81 / 130 5 N/A AWD
30% FWD
70% RWD
2400 / 5291 80
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A V8 (Badging) 4x4 (AWD) N/A N/A
Observed
6.8 Seconds 85 / 136 5 F4 V8 (Cover) AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
Acceleration
Braking
Traction

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online)
Armor No Armor $250 $500
Armor Upgrade 20% $1,250 $5,250
Armor Upgrade 40% $3,125 $8,750
Armor Upgrade 60% $5,000 $14,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $8,750 $24,500
Armor Upgrade 100% $12,500 $35,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $250 $500
Street Brakes $5,000 $10,000
Sport Brakes $6,750 $13,500
Race Brakes $8,750 $17,500
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $2,250 $4,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $3,125 $6,250
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $4,500 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $8,375 $16,750
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $200 $400
Xenon Lights $1,000 $5,000
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights - -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $875
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 $700
Suspension Stock Suspension $100 $200
Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Transmission Stock Transmission $250 $500
Street Transmission $7,375 $14,750
Sports Transmission $8,125 $16,250
Race Transmission $10,000 $20,000
Turbo No Turbo $1,250 $2,500
Turbo Tuning $6,250 $35,000
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

Image Gallery

Variants

Technical

Grand Theft Auto Online
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The Technical in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)
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The Technical Aqua in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)
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The Technical Custom in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)
Description

The Technical is an armed variant of the Rebel featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Heists Update, having a rusted/worn body and a machine gun turret on the rear bed resembling a DShK Machine Gun.

The Technical Aqua is an amphibious variant added in the Import/Export update. It add two flotation devices and a boat engine on the back.

The Technical Custom is a customizable variant added in the Gunrunning update. It has access to several modifications such as armor plating and a minigun option for the turret.

Rusty Rebel

Grand Theft Auto V & Grand Theft Auto Online
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The Rusty Rebel in Grand Theft Auto V.
(Rear quarter view)
Description

There is a rusty counterpart named "Rusty Rebel", which retains the same design and features. However, it has access to visual modifications for a trophy truck/baja setup.

Locations

Grand Theft Auto V

In comparison to its rusty variant, the Rebel is quite rare to find, though it may be common for a while when it spawns:

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Can be bought for $22,000, as part of the "I'm Not a Hipster" Update.
    • The vehicle may appear with the bull bar and roll bar options mentioned above.
  • Can spawn at Crate Drop locations that are in Blaine County. As of March 4, 2014, it can be stored in garages.

Trivia

  • The name Rebel could be a reference to the Toyota Hilux's infamous use as both a transport and an improvised armed fighting vehicle (colloquially known as a technical) by numerous rebel/insurgent forces around the world. Notable examples of this include the "Toyota War" that occurred on the border between Chad and Libya in 1987, during which Chadian troops fitted Toyota pickup trucks with mounted weapons, or the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia (famously dramatized as the novel and film Black Hawk Down).
  • The 2008 film Rambo features a tribe called the "Karen Rebels"; the manufacturer and the name of the truck in Grand Theft Auto V is possibly a reference.
  • The default radio station of the Rebel is Channel X.
  • The Rebel does not have reversing lights.

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