Published on February 26th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
Peugeot Has A New Logo And Brand Identity
This will be the eleventh time Peugeot has replaced their logo.
Many aren’t familiar with this fact: Peugeot is actually the oldest surviving company in the automotive industry. They started off in the early 19th century making tools and equipment before moving on to bicycles and later steam-powered tricycles. The company has been around long enough to adapt to changing market conditions and every so often will redesign its logo, always with its trademark lion.
To usher in a new era for the brand under Stellantis (a PSA-FCA merger), the company has rebranded with a new logo to go along with it. The new Peugeot logo ditches the familiar ‘Lion on its Hind Legs’ back to just a profile of the lion’s head. It looks like a return to the logo of the 1960s, but with a flatter, more minimal look.
The new logo comes with a brand transformation that sees the company take a sharp turn towards the premium marques.
Not only does the logo get an update, but other parts of the C.I. have been revamped as well. It will be interesting to see these new designs come to Malaysia under Berjaya’s stewardship.
Things like fonts, digital U.I, dealership designs and more look more modern.
There’s a 20+ minute presentation on the brand transformation that you can check out below.
Here’s the press release with more.
The world’s oldest surviving Automotive Brand is reaffirming its personality and character with a new logo. It is turning over a new page in its history.
On 25 February 2021, PEUGEOT unveiled its new logo: a coat of arms adorned with a magnificent lion’s head.
Since 1850, PEUGEOT has had ten successive logos, all of which feature the lion’s emblem. Today an eleventh version, even more streamlined, more qualitative and more elegant, has just been created by the PEUGEOT Design Lab, the PEUGEOT brand’s Global Brand Design studio.
Launched in 2010, the current logo needed to change to crown the brand’s move upmarket. After having completely overhauled its vehicles over the last 10 years, PEUGEOT is redesigning its logo to keep pace with its products.
At the beginning of 2021, with the launch of a range that will be ushered in by the new PEUGEOT 308, with a new website and with the creation of STELLANTIS, the stars are aligned. PEUGEOT is a brand in tune with the times. With even a step ahead of its time, it keeps abreast of innovation, anticipates changes in behaviour and paves the way for new mobility solutions.
PEUGEOT has had the experience of all the revolutions: industrial, technological, political, social, digital and, now, environmental – the energy transition and zero-carbon mobility being at the heart of its strategy for a sustainable future. All this forms PEUGEOT’s DNA.
It is also a powerful and instinctive brand, a reflection of its emblem: the lion. This makes PEUGEOT a timeless brand, a link between yesterday and tomorrow.
Over the last 10 years, the entire product range has undergone astonishing upmarket move. And this is what it has achieved: “International Van of the year” with the PEUGEOT e-Expert in 2021 and Partner in 2019, and three “Car Of The Year” on the road (PEUGEOT 308, chosen in 2014, PEUGEOT 3008, chosen in 2017 and PEUGEOT 208, chosen in 2020). And above all, an electrified range, for both passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. This move upmarket and in value is now being perfected by work on the design of the brand itself.
A new logo embodies what PEUGEOT meant yesterday, what PEUGEOT means today, and what PEUGEOT will mean tomorrow.
This new coat of arms, in the effigy of the lion, has always been part of the brand. It shines a proud spotlight on the values of the PEUGEOT brand.
This logo has been designed to last.
This is the meaning of this coat of arms, a timeless, universal and multicultural form of identity.
It is a distinctive symbol of belonging, of recognition.
It is synonymous with prestige, confidence, longevity and lineage. With it and its new visual identity, PEUGEOT is joining history and hyper-modernity.
With this coat of arms, the PEUGEOT brand is setting out to conquer new lands, to accelerate its international growth, exporting French style and know-how as well as French elegance.
The PEUGEOT brand is turning over a new page in its history. A new era.
It now has a new commitment with its customers: to transform their time spent with it into quality time.
And to experience the new PEUGEOT identity is to live two experiences in one:
Firstly, it means living for the now.
In a world that is constantly spinning faster and faster, “time” has become one of the rarest, most precious assets.
In this world, PEUGEOT offers those who wish to do so the opportunity to truly enjoy the present moment and to take advantage of all that it has to offer.
It also means having an all-in quality experience.
Vehicles, dealerships, associated products, websites, communications, signage… These are all points of contact with the Brand that are set up and aligned within a single, coherent and cross-functional system.
As for the website, it is now part of an “online dealership” experience, becoming “selling on line native”.
Simple, effective, intuitive, immersive, highly visual, dynamic and business-oriented, it offers a perfectly fluid sales experience. Its features allow you to do everything that you would normally do at the point of sale, but online: discovery, configuration, sale, contracts, financing, trade-in, etc.
The time spent online, with PEUGEOT, is a useful and efficient, high quality enjoyable moment.
As for the dealership, it is now a place for an even more human, even more visual and even more educational experience. The objective is to experience the acceleration of the energy transition in concrete terms, to discover new mobility options and new technologies.
The time spent on site, with PEUGEOT, is a high quality experience where you can envisage the future.
Therefore, the website and dealerships complement each other and move up the range to make time spent with PEUGEOT, time that counts.
PEUGEOT has produced its first brand campaign in 10 years: THE LIONS OF OUR TIME.
Through this optimistic international campaign, PEUGEOT engages both its customers and those who are not. The brand captures a new universal territory: time. It celebrates Today’s Lions, of all ages, culture and backgrounds. These LIONS OF OUR TIME, who are no longer so much in search of power or money, but more in a quest for quality time.
Through THE LIONS OF OUR TIME brand campaign, PEUGEOT aims to empower the customers to own their most valuable asset: their time. The brand aims at turning time into quality time, an enriching experience. As an innovative high-end generalist brand, PEUGEOT proposes an unboring experience both online, onboard vehicles and in its dealerships.
Because experiencing the PEUGEOT brand is not limited to the dealership or website, the Brand is launching a new lifestyle collection, simple, attractive and quality: clothing, leather goods, fashion accessories, electronic accessories, tableware, stationery, packaging, miniatures… it’s a whole PEUGEOT universe that is in tune with its new brand identity.
This coat of arms opens the way to a brand ecosystem that is not limited to its visual identity alone. It carries within it a deeper change. A shift in stance; a new state of mind; a new lifestyle.
PEUGEOT’s objective is to offer its current and future customers a brand that meets their requirements.
The PEUGEOT Brand is timeless. It is reinventing itself, over and over again.