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Citroen C4 Cactus Rip Curl Special Edition to whet the appetite of surfers

Citroen has announced the C4 Cactus is on sale now, having been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show back in February 2016 – here’s how much it costs.

The Citroen C4 Cactus Rip Curl Special Edition – to use its clunky official name – is based on the current C4 Cactus Flair, but has a few unique extras to try and attract surfer types such as white mirrors, Rip Curl decals and aluminium-coloured door protectors.

It has more than just aesthetic tweaks, mind you, as drivers will be able to make use of special mud and snow tyres from Goodyear and Grip Control, which provides maximum traction for the current terrain.

Just two engines are available, a 1.2-litre PureTech 110 S&S petrol and a BlueHDi 100 diesel, with the former capable of 60.1mpg and CO2 emissions of 107g/km and the latter 83.1mpg and 89g/km. Either way, a manual gearbox is standard.

In terms of other new equipment, expect Mica Grey fabric seats with orange seatbelts, grey floor mats with Rip Curl logos and all of the bits from the Flair model, including automatic climate control, cruise control, panoramic roof, navigation and rear parking sensors. And, of course, those protective Air Bumps on the doors to help mitigate low-speed prangs and scrapes.

The C4 Cactus Rip Curl starts from £18,840, which makes the Rip Curl-branded C4 Cactus £1,550 more expensive than the standard C4 Cactus Flair. Orders are open now and the television advert (see below) will start to air from the 30th of July.

On the subject of beach-going cars from Citroen, the French manufacturer unveiled the quirky Cactus M last year, which offers storage space for surfboards and wakeboards and has a sleeping area for camping out in the great outdoors.

Video: Citroen C4 Cactus Rip Curl Special Edition

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