For the radio station, see Rebel Radio.
"You won't worry about trashing this all-terrain pick-up truck - it's pretty much trashed already. At this price, just be grateful that the brakes work."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

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


Grand Theft Auto V

The Karin Rusty Rebel, as suggested by the name, is essentially a rusted variant of the standard Rebel. While numerous sources, such as the Southern San Andreas Super Autos website, simply name the Rusty Rebel "Rebel", the GTX name (name when entered) names it "Rusty Rebel".

The vehicle appears in numerous base colors, however all have rusty spots, patches and damage across the bodywork. This rusted texture cannot be removed, instead the player must buy or find the standard Rebel. The interior is also very beater condition. Torn dash material can be found, along with stains across the interior, and dirty door paneling, seats and the steering wheel.

One of the unique properties for this version of the Rebel is that it has a much wider range of customization options than the Standard version, with a rally or off-road racing theme. These modification include assorted bullbars, extended wheel arches, and a variety of bed options including covers and roll bars. It is even possible to install a reinforced spaceframe that replaces remove most of the vehicle's bodywork and includes rallying equipment such as spare tires, tool kits and additional fog lights. With the space frame installed the Rebel's quarter panels, bed floor and sides and tail lights are all removed, leaving only the cab and front end (reinforced with additional framework) intact.

Current Design Gallery


Grand Theft Auto V

In essence, the performance remains the same as the regular Rebel, being a nimble, fast vehicle with a small engine. On the downside, the vehicle is still weak.

Unlike the regular Rebel, the Rusty Rebel has a petrol engine sound, unlike the diesel one found in its clean counterpart. The engine sound is much smoother and valve/injection timing is more consistent.

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

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor 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 Street Brakes $5,000 $10,000
Sport Brakes $6,750 $13,500
Race Brakes $8,750 $17,500
Bullbars Bullbars $5,000 $2,500
Baja Bar $6,000 $3,300
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
Lights Xenon Lights $1,000 $5,000
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $875
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors - -
Crew Emblem N/A $25,000
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $700
Transmission Street Transmission $7,375 $14,750
Sports Transmission $8,125 $16,250
Race Transmission $10,000 $20,000
Truck Bed Widearch kit $350 $700
Aero Bed Cover $575 $1,150
Dakar Space Frame $800 $1,600
Baja Space Frame $975 $1,950
Sandrail Conversion $1,200 $2,400
Turbo Turbo Tuning $6,250 $35,000
Wheels - -
Windows Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

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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)


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.


Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online


Cultural References

  • 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 GTA V is possibly a reference.
  • The default radio station of the Rusty Rebel is Channel X.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The truck may appear with the text "4x4 REBEL", towards the rear of the sides of the load bed, although it is often glitched, causing it to disappear and reappear constantly.
    • This has been fixed in the Enhanced Edition.
  • The Rebel does not have reversing lights.
  • Adding the aero bed frame modification and reverting to the stock option will remove the default roll bars from the truck.

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