Citroen_C4-Cactus_Rip_CurlCitroen is teaming up with famous surfing brand Rip Curl to create a special edition of the C4 Cactus with added features and added traction.

Called the C4 Cactus Rip Curl edition, we’re told the new model seeks to ‘create an atmosphere of adventure’: to help achieve this, the Rip Curl will introduce Citroen’s new Grip Control off-road mode.

This features an advanced anti-skid function built into the ESP computer, which manages the traction from the car’s front wheels.

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It comes with five different modes designed to handle surfaces as diverse as sand, mud and snow and even allows you the option to turn the ESP off.

Together with special Goodyear Mud and Snow tyres, these features should allow the Cactus to cope with a variety of difficult terrains.

The Rip Curl also features a distinctive look with white door mirrors, white roof-bars and a white vertical strip on the wings, blending geometric patterns with the Rip Curl logo.

By the end of the year Citroen also intends to offer a new and unique blue body colour to further enhance the Rip Curl’s special edition status.

The equipment spec is the same as the Citroen C4 Cactus Flair trim, so it comes with such gadgets as rear parking sensors, automatic headlamps, front wipers and 6-speaker MP3 audio system.

In addition, the Rip Curl is uniquely equipped with a panoramic glass roof, allowing you to be at one with nature.

It is scheduled for sale in the first half of 2016 and will be exhibited at the Geneva Motor Show from 1 March.