The man in charge with styling at Citroën describes the crossover coupe design dangerous due to limited visibility in the rear.

The man in charge with styling at Citroën describes the crossover coupe design dangerous due to limited visibility in the rear.

Speaking to CarAdvice, Citroën's exterior design chief Frederic Duvernier said the "fancy coupe stuff" like the BMW X4 & X6, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe (and upcoming GLC Coupe) all feature a "dangerous design" because the heavily sloped roofline at the back greatly affects visibility and it also reduces practicality as the size of the trunk decreases considerably while the rear headroom is also affected.

Duvernier says he is bored of such "copy cats" and doesn’t like the idea of coming out with something new just for the sake of being new. Instead, he wants a different type of new that focuses on comfort, function and visibility – all wrapped around in a design aimed to be so simple that even a small child could draw the car after seeing it only once. He made this statement referring to the C4 Cactus which has proven to be a major success for PSA and with such cars Peugeot wants to rekindle the icon designs from their glory days.

He went on to specify Citroën is working on a mid-size SUV which will be out in two years, at the latest. Details about the model are scarce at the moment, but we won't be too surprised if it will have a lot in common with the Aircross concept unveiled earlier this year at Auto Shanghai in China.

Citroën design boss says crossover coupes have dangerous design because of poor rear visibility