Citroën at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: World Premiere for New C3 Aircross Compact SUV
Citroën is rolling out its SUV offensive at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, with the World Premiere of New C3 Aircross Compact SUV: a new-generation SUV with a personality all of its own, featuring the space and modularity of a people carrier, with an emphasis on comfort and connected technologies. Alongside New C3 Aircross, the brand will also display two new models that share its spirit of adventure and leisure:
• SPACETOURER RIP CURL CONCEPT, a totally new concept 4x4 vehicle that can go anywhere in total comfort. This new concept is fully converted thanks to the know-how of Rip Curl, so that the fun never stops.
• NEW E-MEHARI “STYLED BY COURRÈGES”, a limited edition with a strong personality that extends the partnership between two iconic French brands and inaugurates the 2nd generation of E-MEHARI.
NEW C3 AIRCROSS COMPACT SUV
This colourful SUV stands out with its unique body design and fresh, forceful attitude. The vehicle will be presented with a number of different colour combinations and interior designs to illustrate its potential for personalisation. The passenger compartment was designed with Citroën’s unique expertise in terms of on-board space, modularity, and light coming in the cabin, so that it sets a new standard in its segment. New C3 Aircross comes with a high level of comfort and a selection of 12 modern driver assistance systems and four connectivity options, including Wireless Smartphone Charging. Equally at home in the city or out on the open road, New C3 Aircross promotes enjoyable driving with its SUV feel and Grip Control® with Hill Decent Assist. It represents a new standard in the world of the compact SUV in terms of comfort, technology and on-board features.
SPACETOURER RIP CURL CONCEPT
Citroën and Rip Curl have decided to work together once again, and here unveil the ultimate in mobility, symbolising fun without limits. A brand new interpretation of SpaceTourer dedicated to outdoor pursuits, this is a truly modern vehicle with increased capabilities thanks to a 4x4 conversion by Automobiles Dangel. For ultimate freedom, the concept has been kitted out by Pössl as a compact camper-van. The trendy motorhome’s interior and exterior alike are capped off with an original selection of special colours and finishes. Aimed at outdoor adventurers, it is robust, spacious and nimble enough for everyday life. SpaceTourer Rip Curl Concept accentuates the SpaceTourer’s production qualities, focusing on modularity, ease-of-use, comfort and technology for total freedom and peace-of-mind. The SpaceTourer Rip Curl Concept will be travelling across Europe with the Rip Curl team as part of the “Rip Curl Tour by Citroën” initiative, between October 2017 and January 2018.
THE CITROËN/RIP CURL PARTNERSHIP
The partnership between Citroën and Rip Curl marks the natural encounter between two brands that develop technical, yet appealing products to enhance the well-being of their customers. Following on from the C4 Cactus Rip Curl, Citroën and Rip Curl are continuing their partnership. Driven by a shared affinity for creativity and innovation, here the two brands express their thirst for adventure and exploration: an idea that Rip Curl calls “The Search”.
SpaceTourer Rip Curl Concept represents an invitation to hit the road on an all-new adventure. The teams at Rip Curl and Citroën have designed SpaceTourer Rip Curl Concept to be an iconic vehicle for surfing and outdoor pursuits. The selection of fabrics and colours, the special features, as well as the attention to detail all consolidate this concept car’s sporting and outdoor character.
A EUROPEAN TOUR: THE RIP CURL TOUR BY CITROËN
From October 2017 to January 2018, SpaceTourer Rip Curl Concept will tour Europe with the Rip Curl team. Heading to approximately twenty events and some of the most beautiful European surf spots – in the UK, France, Spain, Portugal and Italy, this is the perfect opportunity to discover this unique concept car for surfers. And for all winter sports enthusiasts, the end of the tour will be dedicated to mountains and snowboarding, in France, Switzerland and Austria.
NEW C3 AND C3 WRC
New Citroën C3 will be presented alongside the C3 WRC at the Frankfurt Motor Show. New C3 has changed the rules in its segment and embodies the deployment of Citroën’s new positioning. With more than 170,000 vehicles sold since its launch, it is a true success. The C3 WRC retains the curves and fresh appeal of the production model, with its hallmark design components: two-level light signature, Airbump®, two-tone roof and coloured inserts. Capitalising on lessons learned during the 2017 season, the C3 WRC has big ambitions for the 2018 season.
NEW E-MEHARI “STYLED BY COURRÈGES”
An exclusive limited edition, developed with Courrèges, and an illustration of a new generation of E-Mehari. Building the existing partnership between Citroën and Courrèges, which is based on elegant design and sustainable mobility, here the two iconic French brands are presenting a model adorned with a bright, all-white interior so characteristic of Courrèges. A true free spirit, the 100% electric 4-seater features a new hard top, central locking and airbags, all combined with a new interior that has been totally redesigned to incorporate Citroën’s own style. Limited to only 61 cars in reference to the year Courrèges was founded, with this very exclusive limited edition series the model becomes an even more innovative fashion statement, faithful to the spirit of the 1968 Méhari and to the spirit of modernity of Courrèges.
Visit the Citroën stand on the 12th and 13th September (press days) and from the 14th to the 24th September (public days), Hall 8, Stand A26 to see NEW C3 AIRCROSS COMPACT SUV make its world premiere.