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Post Ford Falcon XR Ute Rip Curl Edition challenges Renault's Rip Curl Clio for surf-brand

Filed under: Trucks/Pickups, Etc., Marketing/Advertising, Ford, Misc. Auto Shows

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Sure, this week's all about Geneva, but there are still some stragglers left over from Melbourne that we want to make mention of. Take the above, for example -- it's Ford Australia's Falcon XR Ute Rip Curl Edition. As you might surmise, the neo-Ranchero is adorned with Rip Curl decals, advertising the tie-in with the surf gear manufacturer. It's also equipped with options like Rip Curl-logoed waterproof seat covers, an uplevel audio system, Momo steering wheel, and nice-looking 18" wheels. Engine choices include gasoline V6es both NA and turbocharged, a V8, and even an LPG V6.

Now, in case you missed it the first time around, this isn't the only Rip Curl-branded ride we've written about in recent weeks. Back on Feb 12th, we showed you Renault's Rip Curl Clio, a similar branding exercise for the European market.

This, of course, begs the question: if you had to pick one, which would it be? We've set up a poll in which you can vote for your fave. Don't surf? Who cares! It's all in non-scientific good fun, as many of you likely reside in North America, where the closest we'll get to either car is the enclosed photos. One thing's for sure: we're all armed with opinions. Clio or Falconchero? Make your voices heard! We'll post the results tomorrow.

Which Rip Curl-edition vehicle would you rather drive to the beach? Ford Australia's Falcon XR Ute Rip Curl Edition Renault's Rip Curl Clio
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