The merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group will result in a company known as Stellantis.
The automakers said the name “will be used exclusively at the group level, as a corporate brand” and that the names and the logos of the group’s constituent brands will remain unchanged.
The name is explained as being rooted in the Latin word stello, which refers to stars (though commentators have been tweeting that the new name sounds like a medication). No logo has yet been shown, but the companies say it’s coming. “The name’s Latin origins pay tribute to the rich history of its founding companies while the evocation of astronomy captures the true spirit of optimism, energy and renewal driving this industry-changing merger,” the companies said in a statement.
Stellantis will be the world’s fourth-largest automaker; the merger is expected to be complete in the first quarter of next year.