A special edition Citroën C4 Cactus, the Rip Curl, is to be shown at the Geneva Motor Show.
It features ‘grip control’ for improved traction, along with new styling elements designed to emphasise its outdoor character.
The car is a collaboration between Citroën and Rip Curl, the surfing brand.
The Citroën C4 Cactus Rip Curl's major innovation is enhanced traction. Associated with the more powerful C4 Cactus engines, each mated to a manual gearbox (PureTech 110 S&S manual and BlueHDi 100 manual). Citroën’s C4 Cactus Rip Curl Special Edition is the only version to come with Grip Control.
The car also features special mud and snow tyres to help keep it moving on difficult surfaces (Goodyear 205/50 R17 89V – Vector 4Seasons tyres).
The Grip Control system provides the benefit of intelligent traction in ‘off-road’ mode. It uses an advanced anti-skid function built into the ESP computer, which manages the traction from the driven front wheels, and has various other modes for different types of terrain. The Grip Control selector, set in the centre of the dashboard, provides access to five operating modes, standard, sand, off-road, snow and ESP off.
Citroën C4 Cactus Rip Curl's look includes white door mirrors, white roof-bars and a white vertical strip on the wings blending the Rip Curl logo. The rear quarter-lights feature the same pattern, applied horizontally, with the Rip Curl signature in white lettering.
The Citroën C4 Cactus Rip Curl also features front and rear aluminium-coloured protection plates.
The C4 Cactus Rip Curl's cabin features orange and grey detailing: seat belts Mica Grey fabric seats (standard specification) - or the black part-leather upholstery (optional).
Floor mats feature orange stitching and a label bearing the surfing brand's logo. The Citroën C4 Cactus Rip Curl's loudspeakers are also finished in orange.
The special edition goes on sale in the first half of this year.