What’s the meaning behind Peugeot’s new logo?

Updated Mar 01, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive FYIs

It’s a familiar symbol for the French carmaker, with a twist.

Tracing its roots to 1847, French carmaker Peugeot's emblem is the oldest such trademark in the world. Throughout its various incarnations, the badge had always consisted of a lion’s profile, occasionally accompanied by the company’s wordmark.

Peugeot New Brand Identity

Peugeot’s choice of a lion as its totem might be a curious one, given that the species had been extinct in Europe almost two millennia before the French automotive company was even founded.

But the lion was originally a heraldic symbol of the commune where the Peugeot family emerged, and Armand Peugeot used it to represent strength and sharpness for his steel business before moving on to cars.

Armand Peugeot

Industrialist Armand Peugeot wanted a symbol to convey strength for his business

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The lion’s head alternated with a full-body render known as the Lion Rampant, where the animal was depicted with front legs raised while standing on its hind limbs, conveying power and loyalty.

This is probably what most new Peugeot customers are familiar with, as the latest version was introduced in 2010 and used for more than a decade. 

2018 Peugeot 308

The previous logo was a stylized version of the Lion Rampant

For 2021, Peugeot returns to the lion’s head as its corporate symbol, the eleventh iteration in the company’s history. Fans familiar with the company's story will note that the new logo is an updated version of the one used from 1960 to 1968, now set in black with a more streamlined silhouette.

The carmaker says that the redesign is meant to keep pace with its product lineup, especially with the launch of new models led by the 2022 308 hatchback and the creation of a new parent company, Stellantis.

New Peugeot logo

Peugeot says its new logo celebrates the concept of time and living in the moment

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The new logo continues to express power for the brand through the streamlined lion effigy, encased in a shield. Peugeot says that this blend of the traditional and the contemporary has resulted in a timeless and universal identity for the brand, as well as expressing belonging and recognition since coats of arms have always been used to represent families.  

Peugeot dealership

All Peugeot dealerships will adopt the updated symbol by 2023

According to Peugeot, the revamped corporate identity marks a new page in its history, with its plans to find new markets and accelerate its international growth. More importantly, it signals Peugeot’s transition to electric vehicles. What do you think of Peugeot’s new corporate symbol?

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Know more about Peugeot


Peugeot is one of the biggest French carmakers in Europe since 1820. It is under Groupe PSA who also manages other car brands such as Opel, Citroen, Vauxhall, and DS. As of 2022, Peugeot Philippines is now under the management of Astara, one of the largest automotive distributors in Europe and Latin America.

Locally, the Peugeot lineup consists of the 5008 seven-seater crossover, the five-seater 3008 compact crossover, and the seven-seater Traveler minivan. The most affordable model is the 3008, specifically its 3008 Active THP 1.6 AT variant that's priced at Php 1,890,000. 

At Philkotse, we provide the most updated Peugeot Philippines Price list for 2023. We update this on regularly, and we can also provide estimates on car financing. Beyond that, we also list the hottest car promos ranging from cash discounts, downpayment promos, and the lowest monthly amortization promos.

Joseph Paolo Estabillo

Joseph Paolo Estabillo


Joseph holds a degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines Diliman and has been writing professionally since 1999. He has written episodes for CNN Philippines' motoring show Drive, and has worked on corporate projects for MG Philippines and Pilipinas Shell. Aside from being Philkotse.com’s Content Lead, he also writes content for numerous car dealerships in the U.S., spanning multiple brands such as Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Maserati, among others.

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