New C3 Aircross Rip Curl breaks cover
June 7, 2022
Citroen UK has added a new high-end Rip Curl model to its C3 Aircross range. Created in partnership with the iconic Australian surfing brand, the C3 Aircross Rip Curl is now the flagship model in the C3 Aircross line-up.
Positioned above the existing Shine Plus variants, this version comes with enhanced exterior styling and a unique interior design. Pricing for the C3 Aircross Rip Curl trim starts at £23,815. Order books are open now.
The C3 Aircross Rip Curl is the third collaboration between the Rip Curl brand and the C3 Aircross SUV range. This 2022 Rip Curl version is based on the existing Shine Plus trim, with additional styling and interior upgrades.
On the outside, the Rip Curl model comes with 17-inch Origami black alloy wheels, plus all-season tyres for added grip in the most challenging of driving conditions. It also features an Anodised Blue’Colour Pack with blue skid plate inserts at the front and blue door mirrors. Rip Curl decals can be found around the exterior. Four body colours are available called Polar White (standard colour), Perla Nera Black, Platinum Grey and Cumulus Grey.
The blue colour theme of the exterior continues inside, with Rip Curl sapphire blue leather-effect and cloth upholstery, and Urban Blue Ambience within the cabin. The Citroën Advanced Comfort seats, dashboard, centre console and air vent surrounds all feature blue splashes of colour. The blue floor mats are also bespoke to Rip Curl models.
Further enhancements include a panoramic sunroof with an electric sunblind, as well as a Sight & Sound Pack with an up-graded Hi-Fi, a colour head-up display and a colour matrix display binnacle.
The C3 Aircross Rip Curl can also be specified with Citroen’s advanced Grip Control technology with Hill Descent Assist, for use on difficult to navigate surfaces such as mud or sand.
The Rip Curl trim is available with a choice of two petrol engines and one Diesel powertrain. Petrol models feature Citroen’s highly acclaimed 1.2-litre three-cylinder PureTech unit, with PureTech 110 versions featuring a six-speed manual gearbox. PureTech 130 versions are specified with a smooth and efficient six-speed EAT6 automatic transmission. The 1.5-litre BlueHDi 110 Diesel is available exclusively as a six-speed manual.