For the radio station, see Rebel Radio.

"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.


Grand Theft Auto V

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

The Rebel features a chrome bumper that spans the entire width of the front and also a short distance of the front quarter area. Above the bumper there are rectangular headlamp units. Just above the front of the flared wheel arches, rear view mirrors are mounted. The Rebel and all its variants use Sabre Turbo light textures.

The main body features plain paneling, the main body line of the truck is completely straight, as evidenced by the bottom edge of the door windows. Behind the doors, the cab features a window whose bottom edge is in line with the bottom edge of the door handle. The wheelbase is spanned by side steps, mounted just beneath the body. The rear section also features the same flared wheel arches as the front. The load bed area has an impressed area near the top, leaving a ledge at the top of the body for the load bed area. The truck appears with eight spoke wheels wrapped in high-profile tyres.

The rear of the truck features rectangular rear lamp units, between these there is an impressed area with large embossed lettering of the manufacturer KARIN, in a similar manner to the embossed TOYOTA lettering on the rear of the Hilux. The vehicle has no rear bumper and therefore does not feature a rear licence plate.

The Rebel may spawn with certain accesories:

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

The Rebel is 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 general bodywork is painted with the primary colour, while the "REBEL" and "4x4" markings are painted with the secondary one.

Current Design Gallery


Grand Theft Auto V

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. The Karin Rebel seats only two in its spartan cab.

The Rebel is easily one of the best off-road vehicles in the game. Its high ground clearance (thanks to the aftermarket "lift kit" it has received), 4-wheel drive and large off-road tires allow the Rebel to negotiate hills and rocks with ease, and it has little chance of a rollover.

The 4-cylinder diesel 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 off-road, 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.

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 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
6.8 Seconds 85 / 136 5 F4 V8 (Cover) AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto V

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

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Rusty Rebel

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

A rusty counterpart, dubbed "Rusty Rebel", is featured in the game. It features a wider range of visual modifications and a slightly different engine sound.


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

An armed variant, named the Technical appears in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Heists Update. It has a DShK Machine Gun and a rusted appearance.

An amphibious variant, named the Technical Aqua, was added in the Import/Export update. It adds two flotation barrels on sides.

A customizable variant, named the Technical Custom, was added in the Gunrunning update. It has different appearance and allows armor plating and a minigun option for the turret.


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.


  • 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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