Citroën and Rip Curl are pursuing their collaborative efforts to unveil the ultimate mobility vehicle: SpaceTourer Rip Curl Concept, an all-new interpretation of SpaceTourer dedicated to outdoor pursuits. The off-road abilities of the modern van have been boosted through a 4WD conversion by Automobiles Dangel and for ultimate freedom, it has been kitted out as a compact camping car by Pössl. Watch a video on SpaceTourer Rip Curl Concept below:
Driven by a shared devotion for creativity and innovation, the two brands are expressing their passion for adventure and exploring new ideas and possibilities, which Rip Curl refers to as “The Search”. The partnership fulfils this expression to create a compact camping car concept that blends style and functionality. SpaceTourer Rip Curl Concept is an opportunity to experience an adventure; perfect freedom and care-free.
From October 2017 to January 2018, SpaceTourer Rip Curl Concept will be touring Europe with the Rip Curl team. The tour features 22 stop-offs at Europe's top surfing and skiing locations in the UK, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. At each destination, visitors will be able to try out the latest innovations from the renowned surfing brand for free in the company of Professional Team surfers.
The harmonious interior is coordinated with the external colour scheme. The seats keep the versatility of the concept car, with a two-tone horizontal line echoing the exterior theme and creating a greater sensation of space inside. The main part of the seat is upholstered in elegant khaki leather with horizontal embroidery for a ribbed effect.
A fitted kitchenette with a gas stove, sink, and storage means meals can be prepared just as easily as at home.
Passengers can enjoy their meals comfortably seated thanks to a large fold-away and sliding table joined to the kitchenette and facing the rear bench.
In addition to the boot, which can be used to safely store larger luggage items, a number of locked storage compartments are located around the seats, beds and boot for storing everyday objects away from prying eyes.
The cabin of SpaceTourer Rip Curl is an exact replica of SpaceTourer’s passenger model and all of the advantages that comes with it.
Equipped with the latest driver assistance and connectivity technologies, it offers cutting edge safety and ease of use, whether driving or manoeuvring.
SpaceTourer Rip Curl Concept is a strong, all-terrain van that offers the very best driving comfort in any environment.
To meet the demands of intensive use, it comes with a fully de-clutchable transmission and higher ground clearance than the regular production version.
The Turners are a singular British family composed of 48-year-old Lewis and Ellie, his 15-year-old daughter. Ellie showed exceptional surfing skills from a very young age. She formed a natural team with her father, who later became her coach, and her brother as they travelled to the world's greatest surfing spots. She is currently the UK surf champion and ranks second in the European professional junior category. Ellie and Lewis enjoyed an unforgettable experience on board SpaceTourer Rip Curl Concept.