According tomedia reports, Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Group PSA have been in the process of a large-scale merger for quite some time, and the two groups have previously made some speculation that they will be called “FCPSA”. However, the latest revelations suggest that this is not the case. According to a recent tweet from fca group, the new entity will be called Stellantis.
It is reported that the first half of the name is taken from the Latin stello, meaning “let the stars shine.” The second half of the name, the —- of the lantis, is reminiscent of a mysterious city that was once famous for sinking into the sea floor and then disappeared forever.
The merger was announced in December, when, according to an FCA press release, the search for a new name would soon begin.
The combined carmakers will operate a large number of brands. On the FCA’s side, it will bring American brands Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram, as well as Italian brands Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Maserati. PsA brings Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Vauxhall and Opel. In other words, Stellantis will only be used as a group name, not as a separate car brand in the market.
Both the FCA and PSA declined to comment further.