Earlier this week, we shared about a specially-commissioned Datsun that’s seemingly built for those who might want to leave the metropolitan life for good. Now Citroën has introduced an MPV for those who never want to leave the surf.
It’s called the Citroën Space Tourer Rip Curl Edition and it features distinctive colour themes, high-quality materials and plenty of technology.
The Citroën Space Tourer Rip Curl Edition stands out with its Onyx Black door mirrors and side rubbing strips, together with dark tinted rear side windows for “extra character”. It also gets 17-inch ‘Curve’ monotone alloy wheels and special Rip Curl decals on the front doors.
Inside, the dashboard is adorned with a laser-engraved design in silver where the same is extended to the side panels, front and rear. Also within the dashboard is a stylish instrument cluster with a 3.5-inch colour display and illuminated chrome plate surrounds.
It’s also equipped with a Mistral full-grain multifunction leather steering wheel, special Mistral floor mats with coloured stitching and a ‘Rip Curl’ logo on the front mats.
If you ask me though, judging from the limited and underwhelming pictures, the Space Tourer looks too underwhelming to bear the exciting and vibrant Rip Curl name. You can’t just stick some stickers and pass it off as a “Rip Curl Edition”; where is the profound surf or sea side element to it?
Even if Mercedes-Benz were to just slap on the “AMG Line” badge on its cars, they’ll still appear distinctively different from the base models it’s trying to distinguish from.
The Citroën Space Tourer Rip Curl Edition is powered by either a 1.5-litre BlueHDi 120 or a 2.0-litre BlueHDi 150 engine; both turbo diesel engines are mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. For the luxury of being in perpetual “surf mode”, the Space Tourer Rip Curl Edition will set you back approx. RM 185k before taxes.