The word "kuruma" means "car" in Japanese (車), which may suggest that the car is of Japanese origin. Despite this, it resembes a 1998-2004 Dodge Intrepid in Manhunt 2 ,GTA III and GTA LCS.
In the first game a burned out car appears, which is sometimes incorrectly referred to as a Kuruma by players. This most likely happens because most vehicle models were reused from the GTA series, and the Kuruma was the only one car that was looked similar to it. However this car model is based on a 2001-2006 Audi A4 and it didn't appear in any GTA games.
- In the level Born Again outside the Carcer City Mall.
- In the level Graveyard Shift outside Carcer Chem.
- In the Red Light District.
- At the Project Warehouses.
- On the streets in the level Domestic Disturbance.