While the brand's recent focus has been on crossovers, it still sees a need for traditional body styles.
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Citroen has listened to market trends and introduced a series of crossover vehicles, but it won't be fully abandoning traditional body styles.

Xavier Peugeot, head of product and strategy at Citroen, has told Autocar with the C3 Aircross and C5 Aircross (below) crossovers on the market, the company will shift its focus back to traditional body styles.

He noted "there are lots of markets in which [sedans, hatches and wagons] play a role", and the brand must serve that demand.

In a nod to the company's groundbreaking past and its "bold capacity to shake the rules and move the standards", Xavier Peugeot stated Citroen "will not consider additional silhouettes in a classical way".

Citroen will dive back into the sedan market with the next-generation C5 and C6 for the Chinese market. Both vehicles will be based on the LMP2 platform used by the Peugeot 508.

These cars are expected to have styling derived from the 2016 CXperience concept car. Peugeot stated the styling of these sedans could divide opinion, but the brand needs vehicles "that create reaction".

"I love it when people go ‘Wow, I love it’, while others go ‘Mmm, not sure’. We just need to get the balance right," Peugeot said.