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A Sultan in GTA San Andreas.
(Rear quarter view)
A Sultan in GTA San Andreas.
Appearance(s) GTA San Andreas
GTA Chinatown Wars
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 4-door sedan
Capacity 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
Manufacturer Karin (HD Universe)

The Sultan, manufactured by Karin, is a vehicle in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars and Grand Theft Auto V.


GTA San Andreas

The Sultan is based on the early 1990s GC Chassis Subaru Impreza WRX (or WRX STi). Like the Subaru, it has a small, yet powerful turbocharged engine, and a four wheel drive layout. Its performance is comparable to that of the sports coupes and supercars in GTA San Andreas (making the Sultan the fastest four-door car in the game), whilst its grippy four wheel drive system makes it particularly controllable as it is less prone to spinning out than the rear wheel drive cars. The only drawback of the sultan is it's poor build quality.

Players favor the Sultan for drive-by attacks, due to its four seat capacity and its ability to outrun rival gang or police vehicles; it also has a large array of modifications.


Revealed to be manufactured by Karin, the Grand Theft Auto IV Sultan draws upon the Japanese import styling of the previous Sultan, although no longer resembling one car. It has a 1998-2004 Lexus IS inspired front end; the sides (including the bottom halves of the doors) and rear are influenced heavily by the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V (with a slightly altered taillight design), but the greenhouse (including the top halves of the doors) is much closer to the 1998-2004 Lexus IS.

The Sultan in GTA V is visually identical to GTA IV.

The Sultan remains fast, grippy and engaging, due to a powerful 3.5L Twin Turbo inline six engine and all wheel drive system. Whilst many similarly sized sedans offer similar straight line performance, the added stability of the Sultan allows fast cornering, making it a perfect choice for races or getaways, and one of the best 4-door cars in the game. Non-tuned Sultans come with alarms, the most popular forms being the horn and beep versions. Its top speed is 150 km/h (93 mph).

After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Sultan fetching $3,500.


There are three variations of the Sultan in GTA IV; the standard car, the slightly tuned car, and the heavily tuned and independent Sultan RS. The regular Sultan and tuned Korean Mob Sultan, are both four door sedans, while the Sultan RS is a two door coupe. The standard Sultan is modestly styled, with a leaning towards performance, indicated by the small hood scoop, sports rims, and its reasonable performance. The Korean Mob Sultan comes with a blue paint job and a large rear spoiler, and bigger hood scoops, giving the car a resemblance to the Subaru Impreza WRX STi.

During Stevie's text message car thefts in GTA IV, he will ask Niko to steal a Sultan in Alderney. This is a unique Sultan, with black rims and a slightly more vibrant shade of blue in its paintjob.

Regular Sultans may also appear with custom paint jobs and spoilers, but no enhanced performance, in The Ballad of Gay Tony's drug wars involving the Korean Mob.

Modifications (GTA San Andreas)

Possible combinations of modifications that can be given to Sultans at Wheel Arch Angels in GTA San Andreas.

Being classified as a "tuner" car, the Sultan can only be modified at Wheel Arch Angels; and like all cars of its class, the range of body kits, rims and spoilers are the same, the only distinction being its three unique customized body paint schemes.

  • Paint Jobs (Three types ($500 each).)
  • Colors (Only one, for the body color ($150).)
  • Exhausts (Two types: Alien ($770), X-Flow ($680).)
  • Front Bumper (Two types: Alien ($970), X-Flow ($880).)
  • Rear Bumper (Two types: Alien ($980), X-Flow ($870).)
  • Roof (scoops) (Two types: Alien ($170), X-Flow ($120).)
  • Spoilers (Two types: Alien ($580), X-Flow ($470).)
  • Side Skirts (Two types: Alien ($480), X-Flow ($370).)
  • Wheels (Ten types: Cutter ($1,030), Rimshine ($980), Mega ($1,030), Grove ($1,230), Switch ($900), Shadow ($1,100), Classic ($1,620), Dollar ($1,560), Import ($820), Atomic ($770).)
  • Bass Boost ($100)
  • Hydraulics ($1,500)
  • Nitrous (Three types: 2x ($100), 5x ($500) and 10x ($1,000).)

It is interesting to note that while two of three of the customized body paint schemes are of original designs, one consists of a blue and yellow rally-like scheme similar to that of the Subaru World Rally Team's 1993-1996 Subaru Impreza GC.


  • The Sultan plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • Driving one significantly increases your sex appeal in GTA: San Andreas.


GTA San Andreas
  • Spawns in the Wang Cars showroom in Downtown/King's/Doherty, (San Fierro) after completing the asset missions.
  • The Sultan is usually seen being driven in San Fierro and Las Venturas, yet it is rarely seen in Los Santos
  • Spawns in traffic anywhere after the "sports car traffic" cheat is activated.
  • Driven by the San Fierro Triads on their turf.