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The '''Maibatsu Corporation''' is a [[Japan]]ese automaker that has appeared in every Grand Theft Auto game since [[Grand Theft Auto III]] except for [[Grand Theft Auto Advance]]. The name "Maibatsu" is derived from Daihatsu and Mitsubishi, and is also similar in name to "Zaibatsu" (財閥), a Japanese term for a large conglomerate. [[Zaibatsu]] is also the name of a gang from [[Grand Theft Auto 2]].
 
The '''Maibatsu Corporation''' is a [[Japan]]ese automaker that has appeared in every Grand Theft Auto game since [[Grand Theft Auto III]] except for [[Grand Theft Auto Advance]]. The name "Maibatsu" is derived from Daihatsu and Mitsubishi, and is also similar in name to "Zaibatsu" (財閥), a Japanese term for a large conglomerate. [[Zaibatsu]] is also the name of a gang from [[Grand Theft Auto 2]].
  
==Appearances in games==
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== Appearances in games ==
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto III]]: Maibatsu has a radio ad and print ad for the [[Monstrosity]], a very large SUV with extremely bad fuel efficiency (as low as 3 MPG).
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto III]]: Maibatsu has a radio ad and print ad for the [[Monstrosity]], a very large SUV with extremely bad fuel efficiency (as low as 3 MPG).
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]:  
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]:  
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* [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]: Maibatsu runs an ad for the [[Womb]], a minivan designed for men. It features a cooler for beer and a television on the dashboard among its features.
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]: Maibatsu runs an ad for the [[Womb]], a minivan designed for men. It features a cooler for beer and a television on the dashboard among its features.
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]: In the [[Vice City Inquirer]], the '''Buy American Coalition''' asks readers to "take a mallet to a Maibatsu today".
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]: In the [[Vice City Inquirer]], the '''Buy American Coalition''' asks readers to "take a mallet to a Maibatsu today".
* [[Manhunt|Manhunt 2]]; the mission Assassination starts in the Maibatsu Plaza in [[Cottonmouth]], [[State of Florida|Florida.]]
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* [[Manhunt|Manhunt 2]]; the mission Assassination starts in the [[Maibatzu Plaza]] in [[Cottonmouth]], [[State of Florida|Florida.]]
* [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]: The corporation is more blatantly based on [[wikipedia:Mitsubishi Motors|Mitsubishi]]. Maibatsu now produces the [[Mule]] truck, [[Sanchez]] dirtbike, and [[Vincent]] sedan.
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* [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]: The corporation is more blatantly based on [[:wp:Mitsubishi Motors|Mitsubishi]]. Maibatsu now produces the [[Mule]] truck, [[Sanchez]] dirtbike, and [[Vincent]] sedan.
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]: Maibatsu doesn't make any notable appearance in GTA Chinatown Wars aside from the presence of the Sanchez dirtbike.
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]: Maibatsu doesn't make any notable appearance in GTA Chinatown Wars aside from the presence of the Sanchez dirtbike.
* [[Grand Theft Auto V]]: A Maibatsu vehicle bearing a strong resemblance to the [[wp:Mitsubishi_Eclipse#2006.E2.80.932011_.284G.29_Mitsubishi_Eclipse|2006-2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse]] can be seen in a pre-release screenshot.
 
  
==Vehicles in GTA III Era==
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== Vehicles in the 3D Universe ==
 
[[File:Monstrosity-GTAIII-USadvert.jpg|thumb|200px|right|An ad for the Maibatsu Monstrosity (vehicle shown is actually the [[Landstalker]]).]]
 
[[File:Monstrosity-GTAIII-USadvert.jpg|thumb|200px|right|An ad for the Maibatsu Monstrosity (vehicle shown is actually the [[Landstalker]]).]]
  
{| class="wikitable" border="1"
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* [[Monstrosity]]
|-
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* [[Thunder]]
!  width="100"|Vehicle
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* [[Womb]]
!  width="100"|Style
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!  width="250"|Based on (GTA III)<!--Main inspiration only-->
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!  width="200"|Notes
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== Vehicles in the HD Universe ==
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{| class="wikitable sortable" border="1"
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Monstrosity]]
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!  rowspan="2" width="100"|Vehicle
| SUV/Truck
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!  rowspan="2" width="100"|Style
| [[wp:Ford Explorer|Ford Explorer]] (American Version)<br />[[wp:Ford Super Duty|Ford F250 regular cab]] (European Version)
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!  rowspan="2" width="250"|Based on <!--Main inspiration(s) only-->
|
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!  class="unsortable" colspan="4" width="200"|Appears in
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!  rowspan="2" width="100"|Variants
 
|-
 
|-
| [[Thunder]]
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! width="50"|[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]
| Compact
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! width="50"|[[The Lost and Damned|TLAD]]
| Unknown
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! width="50"|[[The Ballad of Gay Tony|TBOGT]]
| Only depicted in advertisements; Not seen on the road
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! width="50"|[[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]]
|-
 
| [[Womb]]
 
| Minivan
 
| Unknown
 
| Only depicted in advertisements; Not seen on the road
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
==Vehicles in GTA IV Era==
 
{| class="wikitable" border="1"
 
|-
 
! width="100"|Vehicle
 
! width="100"|Style
 
! width="250"|Based on (GTA IV)<!--Main inspiration only-->
 
!  width="200"|Notes
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Mule]]
 
| [[Mule]]
| Midsize Truck
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| Commercial Truck
 
| [[wp:Isuzu Elf|1994-2004 Isuzu Elf]]
 
| [[wp:Isuzu Elf|1994-2004 Isuzu Elf]]
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| Yes
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| Yes
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| Yes
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| Yes
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|
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|-
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| [[Penumbra]]
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| Sports Coupe
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| [[wp:Mitsubishi_Eclipse#2006.E2.80.932011_.284G.29_Mitsubishi_Eclipse|2006-2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse]]
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| No
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| No
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| No
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| Yes
 
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|
 
|-
 
|-
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| Dirtbike
 
| Dirtbike
 
| [[wp:Yamaha YZ450F|Yamaha YZ450F]]
 
| [[wp:Yamaha YZ450F|Yamaha YZ450F]]
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| Yes
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| Yes
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| Yes
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| Yes
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|  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| [[Vincent]]
 
| [[Vincent]]
 
| Sedan
 
| Sedan
 
| [[wp:Mitsubishi Galant#Eighth generation|1999-2003 Mitsubishi Galant]]
 
| [[wp:Mitsubishi Galant#Eighth generation|1999-2003 Mitsubishi Galant]]
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| Yes
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| Yes
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| Yes
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| No
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|  
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
==Trivia==
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== Trivia ==
*The "Maibatsu Corporation" is likely a nod to the [[The Zaibatsu Corporation|Zaibatsu Corporation]] a massive corporation that plays a large role in [[Grand Theft Auto 2]].
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* The "Maibatsu Corporation" is likely a nod to the [[The Zaibatsu Corporation|Zaibatsu Corporation]] a massive corporation that plays a large role in [[Grand Theft Auto 2]].
  
 
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[[Category:Vehicle Brands]]
 
[[Category:Vehicle Brands]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles]]
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[[Category:Businesses in GTA III]]
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[[Category:Businesses in GTA Vice City]]
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[[Category:Businesses in GTA San Andreas]]
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[[Category:Businesses in GTA Liberty City Stories]]
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[[Category:Businesses in GTA Vice City Stories]]
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[[Category:Businesses in GTA IV]]
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[[Category:Businesses in GTA Chinatown Wars]]
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[[Category:Businesses in GTA V]]
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[[Category:Businesses in 3D Universe]]
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[[Category:Businesses in HD Universe]]

Latest revision as of 15:19, 11 March 2017

Maibatsu corporate logo in Grand Theft Auto IV

The Maibatsu Corporation is a Japanese automaker that has appeared in every Grand Theft Auto game since Grand Theft Auto III except for Grand Theft Auto Advance. The name "Maibatsu" is derived from Daihatsu and Mitsubishi, and is also similar in name to "Zaibatsu" (財閥), a Japanese term for a large conglomerate. Zaibatsu is also the name of a gang from Grand Theft Auto 2.

Appearances in games

Vehicles in the 3D Universe

An ad for the Maibatsu Monstrosity (vehicle shown is actually the Landstalker).


Vehicles in the HD Universe

Vehicle Style Based on Appears in Variants
GTA IV TLAD TBOGT GTA V
Mule Commercial Truck 1994-2004 Isuzu Elf Yes Yes Yes Yes
Penumbra Sports Coupe 2006-2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse No No No Yes
Sanchez Dirtbike Yamaha YZ450F Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vincent Sedan 1999-2003 Mitsubishi Galant Yes Yes Yes No

Trivia