Mitsubishi Gaus

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Mitsubishi Gaus
ManufacturerMitsubishi Motors
Body and chassis
ClassConcept car
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutFront engine, 4WD
Engine2.0 L straight-4

The Mitsubishi Gaus is a concept car exhibited by Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors at the 31st Tokyo Motor Show in 1995 and the 8th North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 1996.[1][2]

A "new age" SUV, it focused its design on improving interior space and comfort. Access was facilitated by horizontally split doors, where the upper half folded upwards to the roof, while the lower half folded down to act as a step for easier ingree and egress. The front seats could be rotated so that all passengers were facing each other in a "living room" configuration. Alternatively, the rear seats could be removed entirely to provide more space.[3]

The vehicle was powered by a two-litre, sixteen valve engine, with the power transmitted to all four wheels through a semi-automatic transmission.[3]


  1. ^ "Buick gets out front in '97 race", David C Smith, Ward's AutoWorld, December 1995
  2. ^ "1996 Ad", Ward's AutoWorld, January 1996
  3. ^ a b "Concepts:Gaus" (in French). Canal Auto. Retrieved 2007-06-24.

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