Maibatsu Corporation

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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 GTA III Era

An ad for the Maibatsu Monstrosity (vehicle shown is actually the Landstalker).
Vehicle Style Based on (GTA III) Notes
Monstrosity SUV/Truck Ford Explorer (American Version)
Ford F250 regular cab (European Version)
Thunder Compact Unknown Only depicted in advertisements; Not seen on the road
Womb Minivan Unknown Only depicted in advertisements; Not seen on the road

Vehicles in GTA IV Era

Vehicle Style Based on (GTA IV) Notes
Mule Midsize Truck 1994-2004 Isuzu Elf
Sanchez Dirtbike Yamaha YZ450F
Vincent Sedan 1999-2003 Mitsubishi Galant

Trivia