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Who owns Peugeot?

May 1, 2024

It may sounds like a simple question to ask who owns Peugeot, but as one of Europe's oldest car manufacturers there are lots of interesting facts associated with the history of Peugeot ownership.

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Who owns Peugeot?

The current owner of Peugeot is Stellantis, the combined company of PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles created on 16 January 2021.

If you want to know more about the owners of Peugeot, then there's a seperate article all about this new global automotive powerhouse, called Who is Stellantis? in our advice section.

History of Peugeot

The Peugeot name is steeped in history. Life began making coffee grinders and bicycles, using the family expertise in making cog-based items the natural step was to bring that knowhow into gears for a car. In 1896 Armand Peugeot branched out from the family business to set up a new car company with the same name. The rest, as they say, is history, as Peugeot Cars became a roaring success

Peugeot grew into one of the largest car manufacturers riding out storm of two world wars to become France's best-loved manufacturer.

Does Citroen own Peugeot?

Peopele often get confused about the nature of how Peugeot and Citroen became a duo.

The marriage between France's two biggest auto makers happened in December 1974 when Peugeot bought a 38.2% share of Citroen.

Less than two years later, in April 1976 they took a controlling stake of 89.95% when Citroen went bankrupt.

This brought about the formation of PSA Group, which is short for Peugeot Société Anonyme. Henceforth, and up until the merger with Fiat Chrysler it was then known as PSA Peugeot Citroën.

History of Peugeot vans

The first Peugeot van dates back to the time of the formation of the Peugeot automotive business with the Type 13 delivery van, offering a 500kg payload and a motorised alternative to a horse and cart.

After WW1 the Peugeot van range began on its path towards the vans we know and love today with its first "car-derived" van - that's to say it was a car with no back seats and therfore suitable for carrying load items.

Later pre-war models took on the appearance of a pick-up truck with a flat load bed and boxy cabin for two occupants.

It was only after WW2 that the typical van dimensions started to take shape with the first front-wheel-drive panel vans. The D3A became the D4, the D7 and then then J7 and J9.

Into the 80s and the Peugeot model names that we now associate with their range started to appear. The Peugeot Boxer made its first apperance, offering a considerable upgrade in carrying capacity over the previous vans. It's also where the association with co-developed Citroen vans began as the two companies shared this new model, known as the Sevel van ((Société Européenne de Véhicules Légers SA and Società Europea Veicoli Leggeri-Sevel S.p.A.) because of its partnership with Fiat.

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