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FCA Announces Merger and New Stellantis Name

What is Stellantis? 

If you’ve been seeing the word “Stellantis” circling the web you may be asking yourself “What is Stellantis?” Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), the parent group of Fiat, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM vehicles, has announced that the company will merge with another automotive group, Peugeot S.A. (PSA), at the start of 2021. As a result of the FCA merger, the two companies will share a new name – Stellantis. Find out what Stellantis means and what the merger means for FCA below.  


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What Does Stellantis Mean? 

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The word “Stellantis” comes from the Latin verb “stello” which means “to brighten with stars.” The use of the Latin-derived phrase results from Peugeot being a French company and Fiat being Italian. Stellantis refers only to the overarching company at a corporate level, meaning it will only be used in place of FCA or Fiat-Chrysler. Stellantis will not take place of the individual Fiat, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or RAM names, meaning you don’t have to be on the lookout for a new Stellantis Wrangler or Stellantis 1500 anytime soon.  

FCA originated as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925 and has gone through a series of name changes over the years to get to Stellantis in 2021. Stay tuned to the Classic CDJRF blog for more updates to come on the FCA merger with Peugeot S.A. or the new Stellantis name.  


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