You know which car brand you own. But do you know the parent company behind your brand? With so many changes at the corporate level, consumers can sometimes be in the dark about which companies own their favorite car brands. This one company owns 12 different brands. Big brands like Dodge and more are owned by one brand: Stellantis. Here’s how the auto manufacturing giant took control of these 12 popular brands and what they are.
1. Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo is known for its Giulia sports sedan and Stelvio SUV. According to Consumer Reports, this Italian automaker was once part of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles family. But this conglomerate is now owned by Stellantis.
Like Alfa Romeo, the Chrysler brand fell under the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles umbrella. This group later re-emerged as the Stellantis. The budget-friendly Chrysler Voyager van has switched to fleet-only options this year. But consumers can still buy the Pacifica minivan or 300 sedan, which are among their more popular offerings.
Dodge and Chrysler have long been associated with the same corporate entities. So it’s no surprise that Dodge is now Stellantis. You can buy Dodge’s beefiest muscle cars: a Charger sedan or a Challenger coupe. And you’ll still have the popular three-row SUV with the Durango.
This Italian car brand includes the 500x offered in the US. According to Consumer Reports, the more retro-styled version of the 500 has been discontinued. The 124 Spider was also discontinued after 2020. Fiat fell under the Chrysler umbrella, which later became Stellantis.
Jeep, at one point, was a stand-alone company before being folded into the Chrysler family, later to become Stellantis. But Jeep still holds its own as a unique range of SUVs. The off-road capable Wrangler continues to be a cult classic among consumers. But there is also the Gladiator pickup, the Compass SUV and the Cherokee lineup with a Cherokee, a Grand Cherokee and a Grand Cherokee L.
Maserati has been synonymous with Italian-bred sports car performers for almost 100 years. And it’s a brand that has changed hands many times before falling under the umbrella of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to become Stellantis. These cars, the Ghibli and the Quattroporte have Ferrari-designed engines. And you can also try the Levante SUV.
Ram is one of the country’s most popular trucks. Known for its powerful workability in both gas and diesel capacity, the Ram truck has a fierce following. Today, you can find luxury and workhorse mentality in the truck lineup, including the Ram 1500, Ram 1500 Classic, Ram 2500 and Ram 3500. Formerly part of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles group, Ram is now part of Stellantis.
Inside EVs shared that Citroen, a Stellantis brand, will sell only electric variants of its mid-size and compact MPVs across Europe. Citroen Berlingo and Space Tourer will be exclusively available as battery power in 2022.
9. DS Automobiles
AM Online reported that DS Automobiles has big plans for exclusive electrification by 2024 and an expanded model range for this year. The French carmaker is part of the Stellantis family and offers the DS4 hatchback in the UK market, set to compete with the Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series. The DS9 will also take on the Lexus ES and Jaguar FX overseas.
The Opel Combo Life, Vivaro Combi and Safira Life are available abroad and are all part of the Stellantis family. These vehicles are only sold as all-electric models throughout the European Union and the United Kingdom.
Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles merged to form Stellantis. And this car is available abroad, made popular in Europe. Peugeot has also gone fully electric in Europe with its Rifter and Traveller/Expert models.
This brand is another overseas favorite that has become part of the Stellantis family and is often referred to as Opel, as Drive Vauxhall describes. Vauxhall is actually a British brand, but the car is German.
Stellantis is one of the largest conglomerates of car brands around the world. This list of brands under the company’s umbrella may surprise you.