Citroën C4 Cactus Rip Curl: the all-outdoor version
New Citroën C4 Cactus Rip Curl Special Edition to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. A unique and fun crossover, this special edition C4 Cactus introduces Grip Control for improved traction, along with new styling elements that emphasise its outdoor character.
Through its association with Rip Curl, whose name alone has symbolised surfing since 1969, Citroën is boosting the outdoor spirit of C4 Cactus through a more radical and revealing version. In this way, Citroën is providing this model's fans with a version that is at the same time different, technologically advanced and with a high level of performance, ideal for lifestyles focused on relaxing, leisure and well-being.
Sharing values such as innovation and creativity, both brands also share the same taste for adventure (which Rip Curl calls "The Search" - the search for the perfect wave), encouraging consumers to hit the road "anywhere, anytime". It was obvious that Rip Curl and Citroën had to get together, all the more so with the launch of Grip Control in the C4 Cactus range.
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 & Snow tyres to help keep it moving on difficult surfaces.
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: to drive along sun-drenched coast roads, mountain curves, long stretches of motorway or trendy city-centre avenues...
SAND: to get as close as you can to the most beautiful surfing spots...
OFF-ROAD: to drive fearlessly on all types of slippery surfaces (mud, wet grass, dirt track)...
SNOW: to reach the most beautiful ski resorts..
ESP OFF: to deactivate ESP (operational up to 50 km/h).
Citroën C4 Cactus Rip Curl's specific look includes : white rear-view mirror housings, white roof-bars and a brilliant-white vertical adhesive strip blending geometric patterns and the Rip Curl logo that covers the front wing. The rear quarter-light features the same pattern, applied horizontally, with the Rip Curl signature in white lettering. This graphic look firmly places the car in the surfing universe.
Citroën C4 Cactus Rip Curl's increased traction promises a unique driving experience for its driver and passengers, irrespective of season and destination, while standing out clearly from the other cars with its trendy compact SUV looks.