Citroën continues to roll out the special edition models, with its latest one based on the popular C3 Aircross. Inspired by the blue of the sky and the sea, the new Citroën C3 Aircross Rip Curl edition showcases new exterior aesthetics to its “Anodized Blue” color and new “Blue Jeans” interior theme.
Rip Curl first associated its name with C3 Aircross in 2018 and then again in 2020. This is therefore now the third version bringing together Citroën and the Australian brand, a world leader in the field of surfing. C3 Aircross Rip Curl naturally embodies the affinities between the two brands in terms of innovation and technical knowledge to support practicality and sharing.
Based on the top-of-the-line Shine and Shine Pack from the United Kingdom (U.K.) versions, the C3 Aircross Rip Curl edition features bumper inserts and mirror caps highlighted in Anodized Blue”, adding metallic blue touches that catch the eye and contrast with the chosen body color and black roof. In fact, C3 Aircross Rip Curl’s two-tone black roof will be offset by one of four exterior body colors (Artense Grey, Platinum Grey, Perla Nera Black, or Polar White).
The Rip Curl edition also comes with 17-inch Origami Black diamond-cut aluminum wheels, tinted rear quarter windows, and the Rip Curl logo in white letters at the bottom of the C3 Aircross’ rear doors.
It highlights the passenger compartment with an interplay of colors and materials applied to the dashboard strip and upholstery. The main “Hello Chinor” upholstery decorating the Advanced Comfort seats (three-quarters of the seats and backrests, including side supports) is a blue-grey sportswear knit fabric often found on technical clothing and sports shoes. It is combined with a leather-effect Sapphire Blue plastic-coated fabric inspired by the world of sport and boating, forming the upper part of the backrests and seat cushions. These cushions are enhanced with a new Bright Blue La Rochelle stitching.
Between the padded part of the backrest and its upper part, a heather-effect Tiki Brasilia strip, a black and white Polynesian tribal pattern, has been specially created for the C3 Aircross Rip Curl. As for the grained Sapphire Blue dashboard strip, interspersed with mother-of-pearl, it gives a metallic effect. The floor mats feature the Rip Curl signature in embroidered white letters and the on-board documentation pocket is made of a neoprene-type material similar to wetsuits. Its zip matches the Anodized Blue of the exterior.
Ready for adventure, the C3 Aircross Rip Curl has a robust silhouette and a higher ride height thanks to high ground clearance and larger wheels. The front and rear fairings, its geometric-patterned grille, its 360° underbody protections, and its wheel arches give it an adventurous look. Its front end bears the current Citroën signature with double chrome chevrons extending to the LED headlamps.
Onboard, comfort is given priority with generous Advanced Comfort seats with unique padding, high-density fabric, and 15mm-thick special foam for better postural comfort, allowing you to travel on long journeys in comfort. Well-being is enhanced by technologies that are useful in everyday life, such as the user-friendly 9-inch touchscreen built into the dashboard, the color head-up display ensuring drivers have the information they need within their field of vision, keyless entry and start, mobile charging for smartphones and the Connect Box.
“Since its launch in 2017, C3 Aircross has become a key player in the B-SUV segment totaling more than 430,000 sales worldwide. This SUV for families and friends is one of the most modular, most spacious, and most comfortable in its category, significantly boosting its success with customers,” says Pierre Monferrini, Citroën Range Manager.
Ordering for the Citroën C3 Aircross Rip Curl edition will open on July 1st. The model should arrive in dealer showrooms in September.