Surf-inspired Citroën C4 Cactus Rip Curl Special Edition features exterior upgrades and improved traction
Jimi Beckwith
22 February 2016

The Citroën C4 Cactus Rip Curl Special Edition has been revealed at the 2016 Geneva motor show.

Read our review of the Citroën C4 Cactus Rip Curl

The edition, for which Citroën partnered with surf brand Rip Curl, features white exterior graphics and white door mirrors, roof bars and Rip Curl branding, with metallic protection plates at the front and rear.

Interior tweaks include orange seat belts, speaker trim and floor mat details, contrasting with the standard grey upholstery. Five exterior colours will be available, with an exclusive blue paint finish to be introduced before the end of the year.

The edition will be offered with two engines: the 1.2 Puretech 110 and 1.6 BlueHDi 100, which achieve claimed fuel economy and emissions figures of 60.1mpg and 83.1mpg, and 107 and 89g/km CO2 respectively.

The C4 Cactus Rip Curl Special Edition is also fitted with Citroen’s Grip Control system, which although still front-wheel drive, adds electronic aids for added traction when venturing off-road. On the C4 Cactus, the Grip Control system is only available on the Rip Curl Special Edition.

The Grip Control mode selector sits in the middle of the dashboard, with five selectable modes: Standard, Sand, Off-road, Snow and ESP off.

Based on the C4 Cactus Flair trim, the Rip Curl Special Edition comes with rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, automatic headlamps, front wipers and climate control, a sat-nav, six-speaker sound system, cruise control and tinted windows, as well as a panoramic glass roof as standard.

Citroën will reveal prices for the C4 Cactus Rip Curl Special Edition at a later date, but a fair premium over the £17,290 Flair trim on which it is based is expected. 

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23 February 2016

A Cactus! There's just something about them. Not my kind of car at all and wouldn't want any of its competitors (does it have any?)
Anyway, I can't buy one because my kids say if I do they'll get me committed to an aged persons facility.
Oh, but that brown velour bench front seat........

Aussie Rob - a view from down under

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