Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which has its North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, and Peugeot S.A., a large automaker based in Paris (Rueil-Malmaison), today revealed the logo of Stellantis, the new group that will result from their 50-50 merger.
The companies state the logo symbolizes the heritage of Stellantis’ founding companies and the unique combined strengths of the new group’s portfolio of 14 automotive brands, as well as the diverse professional backgrounds of its employees working in all of the regions.
Along with the Stellantis name — the Latin root “stello” means “to brighten with stars” — it is “the visual representation of the spirit of optimism, energy, and renewal of a diverse and innovative company determined to be one of the new leaders in the next era of sustainable mobility.”
The unveiling of the logo is the latest step toward the completion of the merger project, which is expected to occur by the end of the first quarter of 2021, subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by both companies’ shareholders at their respective Extraordinary General Meetings and the satisfaction of antitrust and other regulatory requirements.
FCA is a global automaker that designs, engineers, manufactures, and sells vehicles in a portfolio of exciting brands, including Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Lancia, Ram, and Maserati.
It also sells parts and services under the Mopar name and operates in the components and production systems sectors under the Comau and Teksid brands. FCA employs nearly 200,000 people around the globe.
Groupe PSA has five car brands, Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel, and Vauxhall (the latter two acquired from General Motors Co.) and provides a wide array of mobility and smart services under the Free2Move brand.
Its “Push to Pass” strategic plan represents a first step towards the achievement of the Group’s vision to be “a global carmaker with cutting-edge efficiency and a leading mobility provider sustaining lifetime customer relationships.”
An early innovator in the field of autonomous and connected cars, Groupe PSA is also involved in financing activities through Banque PSA Finance and in automotive equipment via Faurecia.