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This is a list of vehicle brands that appear throughout the Grand Theft Auto series. They were very rarely encountered in the 3D Universe games, however their use was greatly expanded in the HD Universe, where every car has a designated brand.

2D Universe

Vehicle Brand Primary Real World Equivalent(s)
UnseenCharacter Ferocious Ferrari
UnseenCharacter Jugular Jaguar

3D Universe

Vehicle Brand Primary Real World Equivalent(s)
American Motors American Motors AMC
DUDE-Logo DUDE Caterpillar Inc./MAN
Logo-SA-Grotti Grotti Ferrari
UnseenCharacter Imponte Pontiac
UnseenCharacter Kunst (see Trivia)
UnseenCharacter Maibatsu Corporation Mitsubishi
UnseenCharacter Nioka (see Trivia)
UnseenCharacter Shitsu (see Trivia)
Logo-3D-Willard Willard Buick/Mercury

HD Universe

Vehicle Brand Performance/Racing Division Primary Real World Equivalent(s)
Albany-Preview-GTAO-Logo Albany Cadillac
Annis-Preview-GTAO-Logo Annis Nissan/Mazda
Benefactor-Preview-GTAO-Logo Benefactor Mercedes-Benz
BF-Preview-GTAO-Logo Bürgerfahrzeug Volkswagen
Bollokan-Preview-GTAO-Logo Bollokan Hyundai
Bravado-Preview-GTAO-Logo Bravado Bravado Racing Dodge
Brute-Preview-GTAO-Logo Brute GMC
Buckingham-Preview-GTAO-Logo Buckingham Learjet/Bombardier
Canis-Preview-GTAO-Logo Canis Jeep
Logo-V-Chariot Chariot Lincoln
Cheval-Preview-GTAO-Logo Cheval Holden
Classique-Preview-GTAO-Logo Classique Oldsmobile
Coil-Preview-GTAO-Logo Coil Tesla Motors
Declasse-Preview-GTAO-Logo Declasse Declasse Racing Performance Chevrolet
Dewbauchee-Preview-GTAO-Logo Dewbauchee Dewbauchee Motorsport Aston Martin
Dinka-Preview-GTAO-Logo Dinka Dinka Motorsport Honda
DUDE-Preview-GTAO-Logo DUDE Caterpillar Inc./MAN
Dundreary-Preview-GTAO-Logo Dundreary Mercury
Emperor-Preview-GTAO-Logo Emperor Lexus
Enus-Preview-GTAO-Logo Enus Enus Motorsports Bentley/Maybach/Rolls-Royce
Fathom-Preview-GTAO-Logo Fathom Infiniti
Gallivanter-Preview-GTAO-Logo Gallivanter Land Rover
Grotti-Preview-GTAO-Logo Grotti Ferrari
HVY-Preview-GTAO-Logo HVY Clark/Daimler/Kenworth
Hijak-Preview-GTAO-Logo Hijak Fisker
Imponte-Preview-GTAO-Logo Imponte Imponte Racing Pontiac
Invetero-Preview-GTAO-Logo Invetero Corvette
JackSheepe-Preview-GTAO-Logo Jack Sheepe John Deere
Jobuilt-Preview-GTAO-Logo Jobuilt Peterbilt
Logo-IV-Karin Karin Karin Racing Auto Performance Toyota
Kraken-Preview-GTAO-Logo Kraken Submersibles Triton Submarines
Lampadati-Preview-GTAO-Logo Lampadati Lampadati Works Maserati/Alfa Romeo/Lancia
LCS-Preview-GTAO-Logo Liberty Chop Shop Orange County Choppers
LCC-Preview-GTAO-Logo Liberty City Cycles West Coast Choppers
Maibatsu-Preview-GTAO-Logo Maibatsu Corporation Mitsubishi
Mammoth-Preview-GTAO-Logo Mammoth Hummer
MTL-Preview-GTAO-Logo MTL Freightliner/Pierce-Arrow
Nagasaki-Logo-GTAOnline Nagasaki Yamaha/Kawasaki
Obey-Preview-GTAO-Logo Obey Audi
Ocelot-Preview-GTAO-Logo Ocelot Ocelot Special Projects Division Jaguar/Lotus
Overflod-Preview-GTAO-Logo Överflöd Koenigsegg
Pegassi-Preview-GTAO-Logo Pegassi Lamborghini/Ducati/Pagani
Pfister-Preview-GTAO-Logo Pfister Porsche
Logo-V-Principe Principe Ducati/Piaggio
Progen-Preview-GTAO-Logo Progen McLaren
Prolaps-Preview-GTAO-Logo ProLaps Reebok/Adidas
RUNE-Preview-GTAO-Logo RUNE Lada
Schyster-Preview-GTAO-Logo Schyster Chrysler
Shitzu-Preview-GTAO-Logo Shitzu Shitzu Racing Suzuki
Speedophile-Preview-GTAO-Logo Speedophile Bombardier
Logo-V-Stanley Stanley John Deere/Fordson
SteelHorse-Preview-GTAO-Logo Steel Horse American IronHorse
Truffade-Preview-GTAO-Logo Truffade Bugatti
Ubermacht-Preview-GTAO-Logo Übermacht Sentinel Tuning Division BMW
Vapid-Preview-GTAO-Logo Vapid Ford
Vulcar-Preview-GTAO-Logo Vulcar Vulcar Racing Division Volvo
Vysser-GTAO-Preview Vysser (Super Secret Sauce?) Spyker
Weeny-Preview-GTAO-Logo Weeny Mini
Logo-V-Western Western Company Boeing/Sikorsky
WesternMC-Preview-GTAO-Logo Western Motorcycle Company Harley-Davidson
Willard-Preview-GTAO-Logo Willard Buick
Zirconium-Preview-GTAO-Logo Zirconium Chrysler/Honda

Trivia

  • In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for PC, there is a data file titled carcols.dat which names some vehicle brands: one known brand (Maibatsu), one later-known brand (Shitsu, not Shitzu) and two unknown brands (Nioka and Kunst). So far, no one can tell which vehicles these brands have produced in the game.
  • Jugular, Kraken and Willard manufacture vehicles named after themselves.
  • Because of the absence of their vehicles, Steel Horse, Liberty Chop Shop, and Classique are the only vehicle brands in the HD Universe that have not reappeared in GTA V to date. However, the Stallion is featured as a Declasse vehicle while still possessing Classique badging, and the Hexer is seen branded as Steel Horse on manuals and posters.
  • The beta Blista Compact seen in a screenshot of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City possesses a manufacturer badge identical to Chrysler's Pentastar badge which was used on some Chrysler and Dodge models in the 1980s to mid 1990s.
  • In Grand Theft Auto IV, some pedestrians may be overheard saying What? I can't afford a Renault!, referencing the real-life French auto manufacturer. No cars based on Renault models ever appear in the series otherwise.

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