"Blista" also refers to a compact city car in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars which resembles the Blista Compact hatchback. The GTA Chinatown Wars Blista is covered under the Blista Compact article.
A Blista in GTA III.
A Blista in GTA III.
(Rear quarter view)
A Blista in GTA III.
Appearance(s) GTA III
GTA Liberty City Stories
Vehicle type Civilian van
Civilian compact
Body style 4-door minivan
2-door compact
Capacity 4 (GTA III/LCS)
2 (GTA V)
Manufacturer Dinka (GTA V)

The Blista is a modern minivan in Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. In Grand Theft Auto V, the Blista appears as a two-door compact car and is made by Dinka. It has influences from the current Volkswagen Scirocco and some influences from the 2001-2005 Honda Civic Si Hatchback




The Blista resembles a third generation Dodge Caravan in appearance, depicted as a modern minivan in contrast to the older Moonbeam. Despite the Blista's minivan design, it can only accommodate three passengers and one driver, the same as any four-door vehicle. Its name, rather unpleasantly, sounds like a portmanteau of the words "blister" and possibly "Honda" (probably referring to the Honda Odyssey, even though it has a closer resemblance to the Dodge Caravan).

During development of GTA III, the Blista was originally known as the "Space". The Space's design, as seen on the Capital Autos page, was markedly more based on the Odyssey - the name is also an allusion to it, and the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.


The Blista returns in GTA V as a sports compact. It is based on a combination of theeight generation Honda Civic, Volkswagen Scirocco, and the Renault Clio, p



The Blista is unrealistically and markedly more agile than its size and appearance would suggest. It is driven by a powerful engine, possibly a six-cylinder, with front-wheel drive. This leads to a degree of understeer at higher speeds, but less than one would expect for a vehicle of its size. Remarkably, its handling is very similar to the Taxi, a compact and agile saloon.


Similar to the Blista in GTA III, the size of the Blista does not entail its performance - though small, it is markedly agile and driven by a powerful engine. It has the top speed of the Buffalo, with the lively handling of the Issi, making for a good car. However, it is let down by its sub-par construction - three or four severe hits can cause the car to explode.


GTA Liberty City Stories


  • In GTA III, the Blista does not spawn on Portland, except through Firefighter or Vigilante missions.
  • Due to what may be a coding error, the Blista cannot be picked up by the crusher in GTA III; the game responds with “Crane cannot lift this vehicle.”, despite the crane having no trouble lifting a Coach into the crusher. In GTA Liberty City Stories, the Blista is able to be crushed, although the crane cannot pick up larger vehicles.
  • A vehicle resembling the Blista can be found in Rockstar North's Manhunt 2.
  • In Croatian, "Blista" is translated as "It's shining".

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