Not to be confused with Yoga.
"No-nonsense, all style. The man's/woman's van for all occasions. As long as those occasions are commercial trade, hauling all your over-sized family around, or bussing in the wrecking crew."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Bravado Youga (pronounced yoga) is a full-size van modified for racing appearing in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Design

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The Youga is based on a 1994-2003 Dodge Ram Van, although the stacked headlights and front grille appear to be inspired by those on the 1979-1985 Ram Van. Unlike the real life inspiration, the van has two sliding doors instead of one.

The design of the van is rather simple, featuring a large body and a relatively ample cabin. The front end of the van has a bulky chrome bumper with a small intake on the center and a plate holder on the driver side. The middle area is predominated by the small dual intakes and the dual grille with black surroundings and a colored horizontal separation on the middle, with the lower one bearing the silver lettering on the left displaying the manufacturer name, and the upper one the manufacturer emblem on the center. The outer edges of the car have dual sets of rectangular headlights with a blacked-out appearance and small turn signals. It also has a small sloped hood.

The sides of the van are very traditional, featuring protruding arches and mudguard extensions on the rear. Single body lines can be seen running through the sides, which are at the same height as the upper headlights, together with black door handles and rectangular mirrors. The cabin area uses small sunshades/deflectors on the door windows, as well as dual windows on the rear section. Despite the apparent use of sliding doors (evident by the location of the handles), these cannot be opened at all, as they are within the model.

The rear end of the car follows a similar pattern to most vans, with large compartment doors, blach handles and a body line connected to the ones on the sides. The rear left door bears the silver lettering displaying the manufacturer name on the lower left corner, while the rear right one bears the name and "5.0 Turbo-D" badges on the lower right corner. The car also features a bulky chrome bumper with the license plate on the center, as well as the single exhaust pipe on the right, just below the bumper.

The interior of the van is shared with vehicles like the first generation Burrito and the Pony, using the same dashboard model and analog dials. Even though it has an ample room, the Youga is only capable of carrying the driver and a passenger, since the rear compartment lacks rear seats and is mostly intended for accomodation of a roll cage.

The primary color of the vehicle is applied on the bodywork, while the secondary one is applied on the lower sections and the arches. The stock wheels appear to be a variation of the "Fujiwara" tuner rims available in Los Santos Customs, wrapped in medium-profile tires.

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Performance

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Even with added performance parts, the van remains reluctant when accelerating. Top speed is rather low (in comparison to vehicles like the Duneloader, which can reach higher speeds). One feature of this car is its weight and durability. Both are very high, giving it the ability to ram vehicles without slowing down much or taking damage. Despite its bulky weight, it has reasonable handling at medium speeds, although it can face difficulties at higher speeds, especially due to its poor braking distance.

The vehicle is powered by a high-performance, transversely-laid single-cam Inline-4, coupled to a 5-speed gearbox in a front engine, rear wheel drive configuration. The vehicle has two badges: one stating to have a 5.0 (5.0L) Turbo-D (Turbo Diesel) engine and other stating to have a 5000 TTD Turbocharged engine (resulting in a 5.0L Twin Turbocharged Diesel engine). It uses a low-revving and smooth engine sound shared with vans such as the Burrito, the Rumpo and the Pony. In the enhanced version, the vehicle assumes a smoother tone, as with the Burrito, the Speedo and the Pony.

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N/A 75 / 120 5 N/A RWD 2500 / 5512 65
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N/A N/A N/A 5.0 (5.0L) Turbo-D (Turbo Diesel) & 5000 TTD Turbocharged (Badging) N/A N/A N/A
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N/A N/A 5 FR SOHC Inline-4 (in-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Modifications

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Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online) Image
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
Bodywork Stock Bodywork $100 $200
Roof Extension $350 $700
Panel Van Conversion $575 $1,150
Bumpers Stock Front Bumper $750 $1,500
Custom Front Splitter $1,250 $2,500
Splitter with Tow Hook $1,650 $3,300
Splitter, Oil cooler & Towhook $1,950 $3,900
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
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $130 $260
Titanium Tuner Exhaust $375 $750
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Hoods Stock Hood $450 $900
Carbon Hood $850 $1,700
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 $2,000
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 - -
Roll Cages No Roll Cage $350 $700
Roll Cage and Chassis Upgrade $550 $1,100
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $1,600
Suspension Stock Suspension $100 $200
Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Transmission Stock Transmission $250 $500
Street Transmission $7,375 $14,750
Sports Transmission $8,125 $16,250
Race Transmission $10,000 $20,000
Turbo None $1,250 $3,500
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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Locations

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Trivia

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  • The wheels found on the Youga resemble RS Watanabe 8-spoke wheels. The same wheel design can be found on the Futo and the Warrener.
  • Even if the "Panel Van Conversion" modification replaces the door and rear side windows with full body panels, hitting the sides or shooting at them will still produce a sound as if the windows got shattered, and the bullets would still go through. This is probably an oversight.
  • Because it has a diesel engine, the Youga does not have a blow-off valve, even if turbo tuning is added in Los Santos Customs.
  • The default radio stations for the Youga are Radio Mirror Park, Vinewood Boulevard Radio and Los Santos Rock Radio.
  • The Youga is called the 游侠/遊俠 (Yóuxiá) or Ranger in the international Chinese release, which has similar pronunciation to Youga.

Cultural References

  • The van's modifications come from "Dajiban" (Japanese romanization of "Dodge Van") racing, which is a spec race of Dodge Ram vans that was started by Japanese motorcycle racers who ignored rules on Ebisu Circuit and raced the vans they used to haul their bikes. Many of the vans used to haul the motorcycles were short-body Dodge Ram vans which were originally imported to Japan by the US Military, but then were sold off due to age. Most, if not all Dajiban racing vans are modified in a similar way to the ones in-game. A yearly Dajiban race, Dodge Van Grand Prix (often shortened to D-Van GP) takes place at Ebisu Circuit.
  • The van is named after Hodori Youga, Setagaya, in Tokyo, Japan, where I-5 Corporation, an importer of American vehicles specializing in importation and modification of Dodge Ram vans is located. Although the company imports other American vehicles, the Dodge van continues to be a speciality due to the motorsport and continuing demand after the US Military sold all of its imports. The dealership of the importer is dubbed "Youga Base" by racers and the nickname is often displayed in stickers on the vans.
  • The vehicle's appearance with these modifications in-game is a reference to the emerging popularity of similarly modifying then racing Dodge Ram Vans in the US, which began around 2010 when western automotive blogs and news sites first reported on it. Popularity further increased in the western world when videos [1] explaining the phenomenon were uploaded to YouTube.

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