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FCA-PSA merger chooses "Stellantis" as name of new automaker


Fiat-Chrysler is no more.  Neither is PSA.

The merger between the Italian-American hybrid, Fiat Chrysler, and France-based PSA has taken another step, with the choice of a name for the new company:  


Stellantis is rooted in the Latin verb "stello," which roughly translated means to brighten with stars.  

The choice of a brand new name puts to rest waggish speculation that the new company might be named some tongue-twisting combination of Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot. 

The next step in the merger will be the unveiling of a new logo. The companies plan to finalize the merger in the first quarter of 2021. It's expected to create the fourth largest global automaker by sales.